Last night, the “John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring: A Meeting Of The Spirits” tour swept through Austin, Texas at the Paramount Theatre for one of their final nights of tour. The “Meeting Of The Spirits” tour is comprised of John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension and Jimmy Herring and the Invisible Whip. The tour has sparked wild reactions nationwide to what is perhaps the most exciting tour of the year, where Widespread Panic‘s Jimmy Herring opens the night with a set with The Invisible Whip–featuring Jeff Sipe, Matt Slocum, Kevin Scott, and Jason Crosby–then Mahavishnu Orchestra’s John McLaughlin takes the stage with The 4th Dimension. At the end of the sets, the two bands merge together for enormously collaborative encores each night. Herring & McLaughlin are easily two of the most influential guitarists of our time, and seeing the two join forces on a nightly basis is the stuff of dreams for fans–especially for McLaughlin’s final tour on the road.
Photographer Erik Kabik was on site to capture the glory of Thursday night’s performance in Austin, as you can see in the gallery below.
2017 John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring: A Meeting Of The Spirits Dates
12/5/17 Seattle, WA, Moore Theatre
12/6/17 Portland, OR, Revolution Hall
12/8/17 San Francisco, CA, The Warfield
12/9/17 Los Angeles, CA, Royce Hall-UCLA