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Jimmy Herring: Talkin' Blues, Bluegrass and More

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AAJ: It's also interesting too that your daughter is so artistic. Someone from your PR team asked me if I wanted your new album as a CD or MP3, and I told them, CD because I love the artwork, as I did with Lifeboat. She said, "Did you know Jimmy's daughter Cameron did the artwork for the new CD, and she also collaborated on the artwork for Lifeboat?" That blew me away, I love both of them.

JH: Oh yeah, she did that. She's a student at the Savannah College of Art and Design. It's a really good school and she's a senior this year. She's gotten into abstract painting and she had several pieces that could have been the album cover, and that's the one she thought would be best, and I said, "Great, I like that one. Let's use that." She's into a lot of different things, she's into portraits, realism with great detail, but she's also into abstract art-so it's kind of how it is around here musically.

She loves art, just like I love music, from [saxophonist] Ornette Coleman and [keyboardist] Sun Ra to [guitarist] Roy Buchanan or [woodwind multi- instrumentalist] Paul McCandless-gospel music all the way to abstract jazz, it's all just great music, and that's the way she feels about art.

Selected Discography

Jimmy Herring, Subject to Change Without Notice (Abstract Logix, 2012)

Various Artists, The New Universe Music Festival: Abstract Logix Live! (Abstract Logix, 2011)

Jimmy Herring, Lifeboat (Abstract Logix, 2008)

Photo Credits

Page 3: Courtesy of Abstract Logix

All Other Photos: John Kelman

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