Listen to my extended interview with The Ringers, the first interview of the band. Jimmy Herring is of course known from Widespread Panic, Aquarium Rescue Unit, the Allman Brothers Band, Keith Carlock and Wayne Krantz from Steely Dan and their work with Tal Wilkenfeld, and Michael Landau from his work with people like Michael Jackson, Miles Davis, Pink Floyd, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell a.m.m.
They are just about to start their first tour, listen in here
UPDATE Feb, 20th, 2013
I noticed a bunch of traffic to talking2musicians.com coming from http://www.burnthday.com/p/live-stream.html Wasn’t familiar with the site so I checked it out and found myself watching and listening to The Ringers first concert via Ustream. They now have audio files (MP3 & FLAC) posted for download. Or you can stream online here.
Hard to imagine these guys only had a couple of days to rehearse. Essentially this should be considered a jam session, but what I heard gave every indication that this could indeed be something grand. Keith Carlock was spectacular, as was Etienne Mbappe. If they were doing straight ahead blues, or standards something like this would be a snap, but that’s not who these guys are. It’s scary to think how good this could get if, given their busy schedules, they have a chance to play together often.
If you’re on the East Coast you don’t want to miss this — amazing.