Umphrey’s McGee Welcomes Mike Racky In Chicago


Umphrey’s McGee returned to Chicago on Saturday night for a concert at the new Lakefront Green. The homecoming for the band saw frequent collaborator, pedal steel guitarist Mike Racky sit-in a little over halfway through the first set.

Umphrey’s got things going with a debut called “Punchable Face,” which led into “Seasons” followed by “Words,” “Phil’s Farm” and a cover of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Lenny.” Mike Racky then came out for “Hajimemashite” and “Push & Pull.” “Draconian” followed ahead of the first set closer, “40’s Theme.”

After taking the stage to Alan Parson Project’s “Sirius” (which the Chicago Bulls use for their introductions), UM kicked off the second frame with “The Silent Type” before “Hurt Bird Bath.” Next up, “Ocean Billy,” which contained a quote from John Lennon’s “Imagine.” “Attachments” and “Miss Tinkle’s Overture” came next before the band closed the second set with “Remind Me.” Umphrey’s would come back out for an encore of Eric Clapton‘s “Layla” into “Gulf Stream.”

Watch Umphrey’s McGee cover “Layla” via Clinton Crites below:

Setlist via Allthings Umphreys

Set One: Punchable Face [1] > Seasons, Words > Phil’s Farm [2] > Lenny, Hajimemashite [3], Push & Pull [3], Draconian > 40’s Theme

Set Two: The Silent Type, Hurt Bird Bath, Ocean Billy [4], Attachments, Miss Tinkle’s Overture, Remind Me

Encore: Layla > Gulf Stream


  • [1] debut, original
  • [2] unfinished
  • [3] with Mike Racky on pedal steel
  • [4] with Imagine (John Lennon) quote

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