Karl Engelmann Joins Umphrey’s McGee In Chattanooga


Umphrey’s McGee was joined by Karl Engelmann for a cover of “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” last night at The Signal in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The sit-in was part of a show that featured a setlist highlighted by rarely played covers and originals.

Engelmann, who was a member of guitarist Jake Cinninger’s pre-UM band Ali Baba’s Tahini, emerged in the middle of the second set to assist on the Simple Minds cover. UM guitarist Brendan Bayliss explained he asked Engelmann to add words of inspiration during a breakdown in the song, but Engelmann declined. Bayliss then mentioned bassist Ryan Stasik was playing through an injured finger on his left hand and spent some time giving keyboardist Joel Cummins a hard time regarding Joel’s recently published book. Engelmann then stepped to the microphone to help sing the song’s familiar chorus.

Earlier in the evening, Umphrey’s McGee opened the show with the second offering of the recently debuted “Punchable Face.” Later in the set, the band covered “Running With The Devil” inside “Great American,” busting out the Van Halen classic for the first time since 2017. The first set “Nemo” included a segue in and out of the rarely played original “Keefer,” which has only been performed nine times, the last time coming as a bust out in 2017 in nearby Knoxville.

Umphrey’s McGee began their encore with the first “Last Man Swerving” since January 2018. The night ended with the instrumental favorite “Glory.” Watch audience-shot video of Engelmann sitting-in on “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” via Jeff Meisenhelder below:

Setlist (via All Things Umphrey’s)

Set One: Punchable Face > Wife Soup > Believe The Lie, Great American > Runnin’ With The Devil > Great American, Conduit, Nemo > Keefer > Nemo, Whistle Kids > Wife Soup

Set Two: Dump City, Deeper > Kula > Front Porch > Don’t You (Forget About Me) [1] > Front Porch, Half Delayed > Pay The Snucka

Encore: Last Man Swerving > Glory


[1] with Karl Engelmann on vocals

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