Thirteen years ago today, the Wizard joined Widespread Panic for the very first time. Jimmy Herring was 44 when he joined the southern rock band, after playing in various projects from Col. Bruce Hampton & The Aquarium Rescue Unit, Derek Trucks Band, Trigger Hippy, and the Allman Brothers Band. The guitar virtuoso, discovered by Col. Bruce himself, has since made his legacy with WSP, and for that we are grateful.

On September 14th, 2006, Herring joined the band on stage as an official member for the first time at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. Fitting in like a charm, the guitarist soared through classics including “Tall Boy”, “Action Man”, and “Chest Fever”. You can listen to the full stream of the show here, courtesy of

Setlist: Widespread Panic | Radio City Music Hall | New York, NY | 9/16/2006

Set One: Pleas > Imitation Leather Shoes, Rebirtha, Blackout Blues, C. Brown*, Time Zones*, Don’t Wanna Lose You* > Give** > Tall Boy**

Set Two: You Got Yours***, You Should Be Glad**, Wondering > Bear’s Gone Fishin’* > Arleen > Drums > Papa’s Home*, Junior, Solid Rock**, Action Man**

E: May Your Glass Be Filled*, Chest Fever**

* with John Keane on pedal steel
** with John Keane on guitar
*** with John Keane on guitar/vocals

[First ‘Chest Fever’; ‘Sunshine Of Your Love’ tease by Dave before ‘Arleen’; ‘Good Morning Little Schoolgirl’ rap by JB during ‘Arleen’; ‘Papa’s Home’ and ‘Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys’ teases before ‘Drums’; Jimmy’s first show]