Umphrey's McGee Debuts Beatles Cover In Baltimore


This past week JamBase favorites Umphrey's McGee have hosted sUMmer school at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY; where they treated attendees to workshops, seminars, open jams and a live performance each evening. After a week of mostly talking about their music, the band got a chance to put the lessons into action with a full, two-set show last night at Ram's Head Live in Baltimore, MD.

The first set featured a rare song sandwich within a song sandwich as a "Plunger" > "Hajimemashite" > "Plunger" sequence came within a performance on "In The Kitchen." Also performed in the opening stanza was the third take on the Brendan Bayliss original "No Diablo" which was debuted at UMBowl IV. UM has covered many Beatles songs over the years including the "Abbey Road Medley," but they debuted a new one to them towards the end of the first set in the White Album classic "Happiness Is A Warm Gun." The Beatles cover was an option in fan voting for UMBowl II in 2011, but wasn't played at the concert.

In the second set, Umphrey's worked heavy hitter "Utopian Fir" in the middle of another heavy hitter - "All In Time." UM also toyed with "Crazy Train" as part of the "Wappy Sprayberry" jam. For the encore, the Chicago-based sextet dusted off their "The Way You Rule The World" mashup of Michael Jackson's "The Way You Make Me Feel" and Tears For Fears' "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" within "August."


Here's a brief clip of "Happiness Is A Warm Gun" from last night via @JeffersonWaful:

Watch "August" > "The Way You Rule The World" from Baltimore via TroyLaur:

Enjoy UM's take on "Professor Wormbog" from Ram's Head Live:

And take a look at last night's "40's Theme":


Set One: Le Blitz > In the Kitchen -> Professor Wormbog, No Diablo, Syncopated Strangers, Plunger > Hajimemashite > Plunger -> In the Kitchen, Happiness is a Warm Gun*, Wife Soup

Set Two: Soul Food I > All in Time > Utopian Fir > All in Time, Yoga Pants > Deeper > Wappy Sprayberry > 40s Theme

Encore: August > The Way You Rule The World > August

* First Time Played

[Setlist via @JeffersonWaful]

[Published on: 6/22/13]

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