Seventeen years ago today on September 14th, 2006, Jimmy Herring a.k.a. “The Wizard” played with Widespread Panic as an official member for the very first time during a show at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. 

Herring was 44 when he joined the long-running Southern rock band, after playing in various projects throughout the Georgia music scene over the years including 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 established his own legacy within the WSP family, and for that we are grateful.

Fitting in like a charm, Herring soared through classics including “Tall Boy”, “Action Man”, and “Rebirtha” during that September 2006 performance. Fans can relisten to the entire 2006 Radio City show here, courtesy of PanicStream.

Happy anniversary Jimmy H!

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]