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Listen to a magical night in Umphrey’s McGee history including the debut of “Morning Song,” a 30+ minute “DBK” with Dave Grippo, a bust out featuring Jen Hartswick and a string quartet on “Great American.”
Guitarist Larry Keel joined Umphrey’s McGee on an original and a cover by The Beatles last night at The Anthem.
Watch a free webcast of Umphrey’s McGee performing live tonight from our nation’s capital
An impressive array of musicians contributed David Bowie covers to ‘The Howard Stern Tribute To David Bowie’ including Umphrey’s McGee with Huey Lewis & Jeff Coffin.
Umphrey’s McGee closed out their Midwest swing with bust outs and a sit-in from two members of The Marcus King Band on a Jimi Hendrix tune.
Watch the “You & You Alone” lyric video featuring commentary from Umphrey’s McGee who also added more webcasts to their tour in support of ‘it’s not us.’
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About Andy Farag
The man, the myth, the legend Andy Farag. Often replicated but never duplicated, Andy is the finest thing to come out of Northwest Indiana since U.S. Steel and Michael Jackson. After original drummer Michael Mirro spotted the talent inherent in Xanadu (equal parts afro and percussion), Andy began making weekend road trips from Bloomington to South Bend to sit in on percussion. Recognizing the early need for the copious amounts of cow bell necessary to round out any good rock song, Andy quickly joined the ranks full time in the summer of 98. His love of early hip hop and soul music brought yet another influence into the mix from the beginning. Steady and reliable demeanor landed Farag behind the wheel for many miles in the bands Suburban and van days. The man is as even keeled and laid back as you will find in the topsy turvy world of rock n roll.
His percussion skills may only be out- matched by his ability to perfectly execute any number of grilled or smoked meats. There are many a host of grilling shows that feel fortunate Andy has a successful career in the music business. He now calls sunny Charleston, South Carolina his home and has taken to home ownership like Hemingway took to Daiquiris. When not polishing his chimes, Andy can be found picking fruit off the extensive array of flora he has in his backyard.