The first solo album from guitar phenom Jimmy Herring, known for his amazing guitar work with the Allman Brothers, The Dead, Phil Lesh and Friends, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Project Z, Frogwings, Jazz is Dead and currently holding down the lead guitar chair for jam band phenomenon, Widespread Panic. Featuring A-list musicians: Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers) on bass, Jeff Sipe (Jonas Hellborg/Shawn Lane, Aquarium Rescue Unit) on Drums, Kofi Burbridge (Derek Trucks Band) on flute and keyboards. Joining the core line up as special guests are Derek Trucks on slide guitar, Greg Osby on saxophones, Ike Stubblefield on organ, Matt Slocum on the clavinet and Bobby Lee Rodgers on the guitar as well.
With Lifeboat, Jimmy Herring is poised to move from sideman to the center of the stage. Lifeboat is a wide-ranging work that encompasses various musical genres; rock, jam, jazz and blues. From foot stomping
southern-flavored rockers; to modern bop and fusion; to a cover of the Wayne Shorter composition "Lost"; and melodic pieces full of subtlety and nuance; the music of Lifeboat allows Jimmy to express a full-range of emotions through his guitar.