Watch Umphrey’s McGee & Jason Bonham Power Through Led Zeppelin Classics At All IN Festival
Vocalist James Dylan and Greensky Bluegrass’ Paul Hoffman and Anders Beck also sat-in during the Dreamset in Indianapolis.
The second annual All IN Music & Arts Festival came to a close last night with a Led Zeppelin Dreamset presented by Umphrey’s McGee and drummer Jason Bonham. Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening vocalist James Dylan handled vocals for the majority of a set that contained a bevy of Led Zeppelin classics, including two performed with Greensky Bluegrass mandolinist Paul Hoffman and dobroist Anders Beck, as well as a pair of Umphrey’s originals.
All IN Music & Arts Festival returned to the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis on Saturday and Sunday. Jason Bonham, son of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, was behind the kit for the duration of the 90-minute late-night set on Sunday which took place in the Indiana Farmers Coliseum arena, aka the Indosphere. UM drummer Kris Myers missed the set as he continues his recovery from shoulder surgery.
Umphrey’s McGee, Jason Bonham and James Dylan tore through “Immigrant Song” to kick off the Dreamset and then played “Ramble On” complete with guitarist Jake Cinninger teasing Jimi Hendrix’s “Third Stone From The Sun.” Next up was a spot-on “What Is And What Should Never Be” and a bombastic “Whole Lotta Love.” Then, guitarist Brendan Bayliss handled lead vocals on UM originals “The Silent Type” and “Conduit.” The latter incorporated both a verse of “Roxanne” and “So Lonely” teases as the six musicians honored The Police. “Roxanne” was last performed by Umphrey’s McGee way back on July 22, 2002 — a span of 2,228 shows.
Keyboardist Joel Cummins welcomed Hoffman and Beck to the stage for “Going To California” and “Hey Hey What Can I Do.” Both songs featured Bayliss on acoustic guitar with Brendan singing “Going To California” and James Dylan returning to helm “Hey Hey What Can I Do.” From there, Umphrey’s McGee, Jason Bonhan and James Dylan delivered rousing renditions of “The Song Remains The Same” and “Good Times Bad Times.”
UM had played each of the Led Zeppelin covers played last night previously with the exception of the enusing “The Ocean.” The biggest bust out when it came to LZ tunes was “Going To California,” which had been shelved by Umphrey’s since April 2, 2011.
Jason Bonham took a moment before “No Quarter” to dedicate the Houses Of The Holy standout to Led Zeppelin multi-instrumentalist John Paul Jones. The set then rolled on with a hard-hitting “When The Levee Breaks.” Umphrey’s McGee, Jason Bonham and James Dylan brought the memorable set and All IN Festival to a close with “Kashmir.”
Watch fan-shot video of the full set captured by Chad Sclove below:
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Setlist (via All Things Umphreys)
Set: Immigrant Song, Ramble On, How Many More Times, What Is and What Should Never Be, Whole Lotta Love, The Silent Type, Conduit > Roxanne > Conduit, Going to California, Hey, Hey What Can I Do, The Song Remains the Same, Good Times Bad Times, The Ocean, No Quarter, When the Levee Breaks, Kashmir
-  with Jason Bonham on drums and James Dylan on vocals
-  with Jason Bonham on drums and James Dylan on vocals; with Third Stone From the Sun (Jimi Hendrix) tease
-  with Jason Bonham on drums; with Roxanne (The Police) and So Lonely (The Police) quotes
-  with Jason Bonham on drums
-  with Jason Bonham on drums; one verse, with So Lonely (The Police) quote
-  with Brendan on acoustic, and with Anders Beck on dobro and Paul Hoffman on mandolin
-  with Brendan on acoustic, and with Anders Beck on dobro, Jason Bonham on drums, James Dylan on vocals, and Paul Hoffman on mandolin
-  debut, Led Zeppelin; with Jason Bonham on drums and James Dylan on vocals
- Led Zeppelin Dreamset at the Indosphere
- entire show without Kris
- In the Light intro before Immigrant Song
- last Ramble On 2019-07-19 (267 shows)
- last How Many More Times 2019-06-23 (273 shows)
- last What Is and What Should Never Be 2019-06-23 (273 shows)
- last Whole Lotta Love 2019-06-23 (273 shows)
- last Roxanne 2002-07-22 (2,228 shows)
- last Going to California 2011-04-02 (1,096 shows)
- last Hey, Hey What Can I Do 2019-06-23 (273 shows)
- last Good Times Bad Times 2019-03-01 (303 shows)
- last When the Levee Breaks 2018-08-24 (348 shows)