July 4th Show Roundup | Umphreys, Phish & Panic

Yesterday, Americans celebrated the anniversary of the country's founding fathers declaring independence from England in 1776. The Fourth of July has become a popular date for live music over the years and last night three JamBase favorites delivered standout shows.

Umphrey's McGee:

Umphrey's welcomed special guests Bela Fleck and Michael Travis (String Cheese Incident) as part of a sold-out show at the Boulder Theater in Colorado. Fleck sat in on banjo at the end of the first set for a version of "Great American" that featured a cover of The Beatles' "Baby You're A Rich Man" in the middle. Travis came out for a "Drums" segment in the second set that led into the end of "Phil's Farm." The Chicago sextet now heads to Red Rocks for a show tonight.

Set One: Gurgle > Der Bluten Kat > Kabump > Der Bluten Kat, Booth Love, Hourglass, Professor Wormbog, America the Beautiful[1], Great American[2] -> Baby You're A Rich Man[3] > Great American[2]

Set Two: Phil's Farm > The Triple Wide > Drums[4] > Phil's Farm[4], The Linear > Utopian Fir[5] > Prowler > Similar Skin, The Floor

Encore: Mad Love, Mulche's Odyssey

[1] Ryan solo
[2] with Bela Fleck on banjo
[3] with Bela Fleck on banjo; with America the Beautiful tease
[4] with Michael Travis on percussion
[5] with Bertha (Grateful Dead) tease

[via All Things Umphreys]


Phish kicked off their Independence Day show at SPAC in Saratoga Springs, NY with an acapella rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner," which marked the first time on the tour the quartet played a cover. However, they stuck to originals for the rest of the night, which was highlighted by an impressive run of "Fuego" > "Down With Disease" > "Twist" > "Light" to start the second set. "Fuego" landed a spot in the "20-Minute Jam Club" thanks to a daring rendition that foreshadows a bright future for the title track of the band's recently-released album. The Vermonters finish off a three-night stand at SPAC tonight.

Set One: The Star Spangled Banner, 555, Kill Devil Falls, The Moma Dance, Reba, Waiting All Night, Runaway Jim, 46 Days, Rift, Split Open and Melt, The Squirming Coil

Set Two: Fuego > Down with Disease > Twist > Light > Theme From the Bottom, Backwards Down the Number Line, First Tube

Encore: Character Zero

[via Phish.net]

Widespread Panic

Widespread Panic celebrated not only Independence Day, but percussionist Sunny Ortiz's birthday last night at The Joint in Las Vegas. The band was joined by Efrem Towns of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band for a cover of the late Bobby Womack's "It's All Over Now" and the original "Fishwater" at the end of the first set. The second set saw the Dirty Dozen Brass Band sit in on "Familiar Reality," "Christmas Katie," "Weight Of The World" and "Stop Breakin' Down Blues."

Set One: Imitation Leather Shoes, Give, Henry Parsons Died, Greta > Blue Indian, St Louis, Gradle, Bust It Big, It's All Over Now*, Fishwater* (73 minutes)

Set Two: The Take Out > Porch Song, Clinic Cynic, Jesus Just Left Chicago, 1 x 1, Mercy > Drums > Familiar Reality** > Christmas Katie** > Weight of The World**, Stop Breakin' Down Blues** (73 minutes)

Encore: Dream Song, No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature (11 minutes)

Notes: Sunny's birthday, *with Efrem Towns of DDBB on trumpet (It's All Over Now LTP 2002- 07-18 828 shows), ** with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Gregory Davis, Trumpet; Roger Lewis, Bariton Sax; Kevis Harris, Saxophone; Efrem Towns, Trumpet

[via PanicStream.org]

[Published on: 7/5/14]

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