Jimmy Herman grew up on a dairy farm in West Central Wisconsin. His love for playing music started at the mere age of four. He began his musical experience with the fiddle for which he won several national old-time fiddle championships over the course of a couple years. Herman began playing in bands by the time he was seven. He later took up the guitar and continued to play all throughout high school in various bands. Jimmy began touring with Carrie Underwood in 2008 and has developed quite the track record for live performances. He has played on the Grammys, ACM and CMA Awards, on Jimmy Fallon, Jay Leno, Good Morning America, Ellen, American Idol, Saturday Night Live, and more.
Jimmy has had the opportunity to play many instruments and the fact that he chose a Weber mandolin as his go to is pretty impressive. “If you have ever picked up a Weber instrument, you know the brilliance that it must have taken to create such a beautiful looking and sounding piece of art. Bruce overlooks whatever his workers produce; sometimes making them redo pieces and steps until it meets his standards. He is picky and precise. He knows when that instrument leaves his shop, it has his name and reputation on it and if it's not perfect; it doesn't see the light of day,” says Herman.
Bruce Weber and Jimmy got together to create a special Weber Mandolin for Herman. They call it the “Muley” mandolin, with a perfectly inlayed mule deer skull on the headstock that Weber drew up himself. “I have used it on every tour, tv show, and album since it arrived at my doorstep,” Jimmy states.
These days you can find Jimmy Herman touring with Carrie Underwood playing his Weber named Muley. Follow this amazing artist through his musical journey!