Cover Alert | Umphrey’s McGee Covers TLC’s Waterfalls

Last night Chicago rockers Umphrey’s McGee brought their never-ending tour to the Stone Pony’s Outdoor Stage in Asbury Park, NJ on the eve of guitarist Brendan Bayliss’s birthday. The evening featured a career-spanning setlist, a jam-heavy second set, a guest spot from an old friend and a celebratory encore that included the return of a long-lost cover.

Umphrey’s kicked off the evening with the first take on their instrumental intro “You Got The Wrong Guy” in 39 shows. Later in the first set Ilya Stemkovsky (OM Trio/Brothers Past) came out for a “Drums” segment that followed a cover of The Clash’s “Rock The Casbah.” The second set featured well-jammed versions of “JaJunk,” “Wappy Sprayberry,” “Utopian Fir” and “The Floor.” To start the encore, the band celebrated Bayliss’s coming birthday before launching into the beloved rarity “Front Porch.” The third “Front Porch” of ’14 found its way into the most complete cover of TLC’s 1994 smash “Waterfalls” in over a decade before the sextet concluded one of their oldest songs.

Watch fan-shot footage of the “Front Porch” > “Waterfalls” > “Front Porch” via ilikebeers:

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

Set One: You Got the Wrong Guy > 40’s Theme, Walletsworth, Bridgeless > Hourglass, Nothing Too Fancy > Booth Love, Rock the Casbah > Drums[1] > Bridgeless

Set Two: JaJunk, Wappy Sprayberry, Live and Let Die, Utopian Fir, Thin Air, The Floor > Nothing Too Fancy

Encore: Happy Birthday > Front Porch[2]

[1] with Ilya Stemkovsky on drums
[2] with Waterfalls (TLC)

[via All Things Umphreys]