Umphrey's McGee Teams With Chicago For Hometown Tribute


Umphrey's McGee
Umphrey's McGee has teamed up with Choose Chicago, the city's official tourism organization, for a sweet, sunny ode to their hometown, called "Chicago." Umphrey's will perform the song, which also features fellow locals Buddy Guy and Chicago, at tonight's sold-out HUG Chicago 2012 'thank you' concert.

HUG Chicago 2012 is the first-ever hospitality industry effort dedicated to the beautification and protection of Chicago's structural assets visible to and accessed by visitors. Produced by Choose Chicago, the organization launched by Mayor Rahm Emanuel with the goal of attracting 50 million visitors per year by 2020, HUG Chicago 2012 is the city's official kick-off to National Tourism Week.

The song, bolstered by Guy's howling licks and Chicago's legendary horns, is an ode to all things Chicago with singer/guitarist Brendan Bayliss declaring to prospective visitors, "Every corner holds a new surprise, this city shines/ There's no limit to how high with no comparison, don't try/ Always a smile so come see why."

Listen to "Chicago" on USA Today Online here.

"We love the city of Chicago and all of our amazing fans here, so this was a complete no-brainer for us," Bayliss said. "For a city that's given us so much over the years, writing this song felt like something that was meant to happen, and we hope it will help others recognize everything that Chicago has to offer."

[Published on: 4/26/12]

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