The tenth annual Mountain Jam
music festival began yesterday on Hunter Mountain in Hunter, NY. Dark Star Orchestra
kicked off the action on the main stage and were followed by Umphrey's McGee. UM
played two sets on the East Stage, where they were joined by one of DSO's drummers and the
festival's host for the closing song of the first set.
The Chicago-based sextet opened up the first set with the instrumental "Le Blitz" before
embarking on a rare early "Sociable Jimmy." Umphrey's dug deep, treating fans to just the
second version of "Space Funk Booty" this year and third "Mullet (Over)" during the
opening stanza. A first set "Puppet String" contained a section dubbed "Zsa Zsa Gabor Jam"
by fans, while the "Utopian Fir" that came a little later featured teases of Run DMC's
"Tricky." Mountain Jam host Warren Haynes and DSO drummer Rob Koritz came out for the
"Thin Air" that closed the set.
Set Two started off with a "Plunger" that was broken up by "Deeper" and then "Cemetery
led into "Cemetery Walk II." UM staples "Pay The Snucka" and "2X2" came next and was
by just the band's second cover of "Driven To Tears" by The Police. The sextet finished
their time at Mountain Jam with a "Glory" encore that segued into the end of "Puppet
String." Umphrey's now heads off to Wakarusa for two performances. Mountain Jam continues
all weekend long with many performances available for viewing via webcast.
Here's a bit of the "Thin Air" featuring Haynes and Koritz:
Set 1: Le Blitz > Sociable Jimmy, Nemo > White Pickle > Nemo, Space Funk Booty
String > Mullet (Over), Similar Skin, Utopian Fir > Thin Air
Set 2: Plunger > Deeper > Plunger, Cemetery Walk > Cemetery Walk II, Pay the
Driven to Tears
Encore: Glory > Puppet String
 with Warren Haynes on guitar and Rob Koritz on drums
[via All Things Umphreys]