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Umphrey's McGee

Umphrey's McGee is often called the next generation jam band. While they're known for ever-changing set lists and incessant touring, U.M.'s seemingly endless jams bear more resemblance to prog-rock bands like Frank Zappa and Genesis. The original members (keyboardist Joel Cummins, guitarist Brendan Bayliss, bassist Ryan Stasik and drummer Mike Mirro) met at the University of Notre Dame in 1997. Percussionist Andy Farag joined in 1998 as U.M. live shows gained notoriety with wacky covers like Peanuts theme "Linus and Lucy." While album sales remained low, popularity soared as audiences continued the jam-band tradition of bootleg taping and trading. In 2000, U.M. became a sextet with the addition of second lead guitarist Jake Cinninger. One of their first productive jam sessions was in the Jimmy Stewart Ballroom of a Chicago hotel, spawning the name "Jimmy Stewart" for their onstage improv excursions. In 2002, they recorded Local Band Does OKlahoma, featuring the last appearance of Mirro, who was later replaced by Kris Myers. With a slew of studio and live releases, two DVD releases and never-ending tour seasons, U.M. remain at the forefront of the fourth-generation jam movement.

Umphrey's McGee Concert Films

  • Live at Red Rocks

    Umphrey's McGee

    Year: 2015

    Runtime: 2 hr 30 min

    Umphrey's McGee continue to defy convention with their ferocious live shows, never-ending catalogue, and innovative approach to all facets of the music industry. Those elements were on display when UM took the stage at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO on July 3rd, 2015. Lauded as the one of finest concert venues in the world, UM didn’t squander the opportunity to deliver to the sold out crowd. The energy was palpable from the first note and heavy hitters like “Puppet String,”“Mulche’s Odyssey,”and “Rocker Part 2” kept it going all night. A near flawless rendition of Pink Floyd’s “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” instantly became a UM fan favorite. UM is Musicianship for the Masses.
     
     
  • Live at Soundstage

    Umphrey's McGee

    Year: 2007

    Runtime: 1 hr 58 min

    Legendary on the live music circuit, Chicago-based Umphreys McGee has perfected the art of progressive improvisation. With swirling guitar textures, multi-faceted arrangements and their signature blend of power and finesse, the sextet brings jamming to a new level. This special live performance, recorded in High-Definition and mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound for the PBS concert series Soundstage, showcases the band's spontaneity and dazzling musicianship. The incredible 13-song set (including six favorites not shown during the original PBS broadcast) is also supplemented by two bonus tracks. Made To Measure and Wizard Burial Ground recorded at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago.
     
     
  • Storytellers

    Umphrey's McGee

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 36 min

    Umphrey's McGee continue to defy convention with their ferocious live shows, never-ending catalogue, and innovative approach to all facets of the music industry. That approach was clearly on display on January 1st, 2016 as the band limited capacity of the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO to an intimate group of super fans for a truly special evening. The band premiered an archival documentary film and followed it up with a Storytellers style performance. They took time in between tracks to dig deeply into the song writing and lyrical process, share stories of the tune’s origins and crack jokes in classic UM fashion. This is a rare, behind the curtain look at the true nature of the band to be equally enjoyed by the die-hard fan and newbie alike. UM is Musicianship for the Masses.
     
     
  • Live at the Fillmore Auditorium

    Umphreys McGee

    Year: 2015

    Runtime: 3 hr 25 min

    Umphrey's McGee continue to defy convention with their ferocious live shows, never-ending catalogue, and innovative approach to all facets of the music industry. New Year’s Eve 2015 highlights that approach as the band performed three marathon sets at the famed Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO. UM’s New Year’s performances are synonymous with nonstop fun and this one was no different as the band was joined by longtime special guest horn section (Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret) throughout the night. With a mixture of old staples, multiple debuts, and classic covers, this performance is simply not to be missed. The set list goes on and on with highlights including “No Diablo,” “Women, Wine and Song,” “Bad Friday,” and the debut of R. Kelly’s “Ignition,” because hey, why not? Settle in and prepare yourself.

    UM is Musicianship for the Masses.
     
     
  • Live at the Tabernacle, Atlanta GA

    Umphreys McGee

    Year: 2015

    Runtime: 2 hr 23 min

    Umphrey's McGee continue to defy convention with their ferocious live shows, never-ending catalogue, and innovative approach to all facets of the music industry. That unique approach was on display on January 2nd, 2015 as the band performed their fourth night in a row at Atlanta's famed Tabernacle (there were five total!). The show featured a rare acoustic segment as the electric guitars were put down for four songs, including a debut of the Crosby, Stills & Nash classic "Southern Cross." And with the band performing the encore in bath robes (a first), this show truly has something for everyone. 

    UM is Musicianship for the Masses. 
     
     
  • Live in Asheville

    Umphreys McGee

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 2 hr 24 min

    There's no denying it; Umphrey's McGee is on fire. The band concluded a two-night live performance at Asheville, NC, treating crowds to their patented brand of improvisational rock and roll.
     
     

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