From Umphrey's McGee:

photo by susan j. weiand
It is with mixed emotions, both sad and optimistic, that we are announcing a change in the line up of Umphrey's McGee. Mike Mirro has been our drummer ever since our first show that we played in a smoky little bar in Indiana back in January of 1998. After almost five years with the band, Mike feels that it is time for him to act on his calling to be a doctor. He will continue to play every show until a replacement is found, and then begin medical school. However, his last show will most likely be our New Year's Eve show at The Vic Theatre in Chicago. He will undoubtedly remain in the family, and expect to see him in future collaborations, both in the studio and on stage throughout the years to come.

Umphrey's McGee is currently seeking a drummer who would be committed to the idea of writing and performing music in a democratic atmosphere. Please see Umphrey's website to find out exactly what they're looking for in a drummer.

If you are interested in a full time career as a touring musician, contact us through our website at Umphreys.com or email us at band@umphreys.com. If you do not have email, call 773.880.0024. Extremely serious inquiries only, please.

We wish Mike the best of luck in his future endeavors, and we would like to thank all of our fans for your continued support through this period of transition. We look forward to seeing you all at the rest of our shows this year and in 2003.

[Published on: 10/28/02]

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