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28 Jimmie Herrod

“What if I don’t want to yell at the top of my voice? What if I want to be quiet, or intense?” Jimmie Herrod and I are discussing the trappings of fame, even on a small scale. Still perhaps best known for his shining moment when Sophia Vergara pushed the Golden Buzzer on America’s Got Talent, Jimmie’s stages and opportunities as a singer, actor, and performer have expanded exponentially since. When we speak, he is on the road as a vocalist with Pink Martini, a multi-genre, constantly touring “little orchestra” that performs original and cover music around the world. Pink Martini makes big, lively music, and much of the songbook has Jimmie singing full-voiced.

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