ESPN Host Tony Reali Guests With Umphrey's McGee

UPDATE 2/26 10 a.m. PT: Umphrey's has shared "official video" of Reali's guest spot:

UPDATE 2/18 7 a.m. PT: Reali discussed his guest spot with Umphrey's McGee with his Around The Horn panelists last night. Listen to his recap of a memorable night for both the ESPN host and Umphrey's:

Tony Reali, the host of ESPN talk show Around The Horn, has never hidden his love for Umphrey's McGee. Reali has worked mentions of the band into the program numerous times and back in October took UM keyboardist Joel Cummins for a tour of the Around The Horn set. Last night Reali stopped by Umphrey's Sunday night performance at The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring, MD; where he sat in with the band on a cover of Derek & The Dominos's "Layla." Tony started off on percussion, but moved over to Cummins's setup for the "Layla" outro.

[Photo via @GoldLikeJoel]

Umphrey's had last performed "Layla" 101 shows prior on February 9, 2013. However "Layla" wasn't even the biggest bustout of the night. That honor goes to "Liquid," which was last played 161 shows ago on August 9, 2012. Also of note, guitarist Jake Cinninger helped out on drums during a section of "Divisions" and UM covered The Who's "Baba O' Riley" for the first time in 52 shows.

Watch fan-shot footage of the Tony Reali sit-in via MattCastaway:

Here's the setlist from last night's show:

Set 1: Gurgle > Resolution > Conduit, 1348 > 2nd Self, Rocker Part 2, Liquid > Den, Layla[1]

Set 2: Wappy Sprayberry > The Linear > Walletsworth, Push the Pig, The Fussy Dutchman, Divisions[2], Baba O'Riley > 1348

Encore: JaJunk

[1] with Tony Reali on percussion and organ
[2] with Jake on drums

[via All Things Umphrey's]

[Published on: 2/26/14]

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