Marc Brownstein Sits-In With Umphrey’s McGee In Philadelphia – Photos & Videos
Images by: Stephen Olker
Last night Umphrey’s McGee continued a three-night stand at The Fillmore in Philadelphia. The middle show of the run featured a number of memorable moments, including the Disco Biscuits bassist Marc Brownstein joining in on an UM original in the second set.
Friday night’s concert began with “Le Blitz” > “1348” followed by the original arrangement of “Cut The Cable” before the band went back to end “1348.” For the first time in 2016 Umphrey’s offered up “Wellwishers” which had been shelved since last August. UM incorporated elements of Nirvana’s “In Bloom” during the “Utopian Fir” intro and it was followed by their sixth performance of “Stinko’s Ascension.” The first set ended with Jake Cinninger and Brendan Bayliss playing acoustic guitars on “Gone For Good” and a rendition of “Great American” that surrounded the rarity “Dim Sun” which was played for just the ninth time.
Instrumental staple “Nothing Too Fancy” opened set two and after a heavy jam transitioned into “Push The Pig.” Following “JaJunk,” UM welcomed longtime friend and collaborator Brownstein to the stage to replace bassist Ryan Stasik for a performance of “In The Kitchen” – a song tDB has covered and that Brownie’s sat-in on with UM before. After the guest spot, Umphrey’s covered the prior teased “In Bloom,” but it was arranged in a similar fashion to the version country musician Sturgill Simpson recorded for his 2016 album A Sailor’s Guide To Earth. More “In Bloom” teasing appeared in the “August” that followed ahead of the set closing return to “N2F.” The encore started with UM original “Attachments” and ended with The Who’s “Join Together” which the band had played once before at Red Rocks this summer. Umphrey’s McGee plays The Fillmore again tonight, a webcast is available via TourGigs.
Photographer Stephen Olker was at The Fillmore last night, view his gallery below.
Setlist (via The Bort)
Set One: Le Blitz > 1348 > Cut the Cable  > 1348, Wellwishers, Utopian Fir  > Stinko’s Ascension, Gone for Good , Great American  > Dim Sun  > Great American 
Set Two: Nothing Too Fancy > Push the Pig, JaJunk, In the Kitchen , In Bloom , August  > Nothing Too Fancy
Encore: Attachments, Join Together
-  OG
-  In Bloom tease
-  Brendan and Jake on acoustic
-  Marc Brownstein on bass
-  Sturgill Simpson version
-  In Bloom teases by Brendan