Full Show Audio: Umphrey’s McGee Kicks Off Chucktown Ball In North Charleston

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Friday marked the start of the second annual Chucktown Ball put together by Umphrey’s McGee. While the multi-band concert, which spans two nights, was due to be held outdoors, weather conditions led to the event taking place indoors at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston, South Carolina. Umphrey’s McGee headlined the action on Friday following sets from Dead 27s and Moon Taxi.

The instrumental intro “There’s No Crying In Mexico” surfaced for the first time in 63 shows to open the first set for Umphrey’s. A well-jammed “Bright Lights Big City” came next ahead of “Cut The Cable.” One of the sets more impressive jams developed out of “Kabump,” which eventually segued into “Remind Me.” A cover of Mark Ronson’s gave way to the set-closing pair of heavy hitters “Wife Soup” and “The Triple Wide.”

Umphrey’s McGee’s second set was filled with inventive jams as “JaJunk,” “Much Obliged” and “August” each featured out-of-the-box improvisation. In addition, both “40’s Theme” and “Hangover” were extended ever so slightly. The band ended the evening with an encore of “Controversy” (Prince) and the end of “JaJunk.” On a night chock full of microjams, Umphrey’s took the Prince cover for a ride as keyboardist Joel Cummins threw in layers of synth and drummer Kris Myers used his e-drums to perfection.

The Chucktown Ball concludes on Saturday night with performances from The Hip Abduction and The Floozies ahead of two more sets from Umphrey’s McGee. A free live stream is available via Qello and TourGigs.

Full Show Audio Taped by NSL

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