Jake Cinninger Goes Big For Final Day Of Summer Camp

The Summer Camp Music Festival is a marathon not only for those in attendance but also for the members and crews of co-headlining bands moe. and Umphrey’s McGee. In addition to each of their own scheduled sets, many of which contain debuts and collaborations that need to be rehearsed beforehand, the groups also engage in unheralded performances, whether that’s moe.’s set for this year’s camp counselor or UM’s Church Set for VIPs. Let’s also mention that plenty of bands at the festival look to members of moe. and Umphrey’s to guest with them at Summer Camp. You’d imagine by Sunday’s final day of Summer Camp, members of moe. and Umphrey’s are ready for naps. Yet that didn’t stop UM guitarist Jake Cinninger from taking full advantage of the Summer Camp 2014 finale.

[Photo by Michael Kaiz]

Jake’s big Sunday at Scamp started early for a 1 p.m. Umphrey’s afternoon set on the Sunshine Stage. Now, let’s bear in mind that the band’s last set ended the previous evening after midnight, so Cinninger went into the day with an unusually short span between his last performance on Saturday and his first set on Sunday. Umphrey’s had the rest of the day off before their 2 a.m. late night show in The Red Barn. However, Cinninger had other plans.

Shortly after UM’s afternoon set, Jake headed to the Moonshine Stage to sit in with Yonder Mountain String Band. The guitarist utilized an electric guitar, which brought an interesting element to YMSB’s usual acoustic sound. Cinninger guested with the Yonder trio, dobro legend Jerry Douglas and mandolinist John Frazier on “Traffic Jam” > “Dixie Chicken” > “Traffic Jam.” Jake then returned to the Moonshine Stage during the Zac Brown Band’s special cover set shortly after Yonder’s performance. The Michigan native added his signature tone to ZBB’s cover of “Comfortably Numb” by Pink Floyd.

Cinninger did get a few hours off stage before his next assignment -taking over moe.’s Moonshine Stage around 1:30 a.m. with the rest of his Umphrey’s McGee band mates. All of UM came out during “Meat” for a full band switch with moe. The Chicago-based sextet was returning the favor from the previous evening, when moe. switched out with UM for a “Tailspin” in the middle of “Ringo.” There was no rest for the weary as the members of Umphrey’s then had to hustle over to The Red Barn for one of their longer sets of the weekend. UM took the stage just after 2 a.m. and Jake Cinninger’s long and fruitful marathon of a day (and weekend) at Summer Camp finally came to a close some time around 3:30 a.m.

Jake’s Big Day

Umphrey’s McGee Afternoon Set

One Set: 2nd Self, Hourglass, Visions > Comma Later > White Man’s Moccasins, Mad Love, Prowler[1] > Conduit, Jessica, Intentions Clear > The Fussy Dutchman[2]

[1] with Imperial March (John Williams) and (Don’t Fear) The Reaper (Blue Oyster Cult) teases
[2] with Jake on percussion

Yonder Mountain String Band Sit-In

Traffic Jam > Dixie Chicken > Traffic Jam

Zac Brown Band Sit-In

Comfortably Numb

Umphrey’s takes over moe. set

Meat > (moe. exits / UM enters) Puppet String > (UM exits/ moe. enters) Meat

Umphrey’s McGee Late Night

One Set: Der Bluten Kat > Bad Friday > Der Bluten Kat, Push the Pig, The Stroke[1], Day Nurse, Gulf Stream[2] > Bittersweet Symphony[3], Wizard Burial Ground Encore: All In Time -> Upward[4] > All In Time

[1] debut, Billy Squier; with Vince Iwinski on vocals
[2] with Allie Kral on fiddle
[3] debut, The Verve; with Allie Kral on fiddle
[4] debut, original; closing section of Onward & Upward


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