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Umphrey’s McGee closed out their two-night run at the Taft Theatre by dusting off covers of “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” and “Don’t You (Forget About Me).”
TourGigs will provide live webcasts of Umphrey’s McGee’s shows at the Taft Theatre in Cincinnati this weekend.
Umphrey’s McGee busted out a Motown classic and a Jimi Hendrix cover to close out their two-night run at The National. Listen to full show from Saturday night.
Umphrey’s McGee unearthed a handful of rarities including their cover of The Police’s “Walking On The Moon” last night in Richmond.
Chicago’s Umphrey’s McGee unveiled pro-shot video featuring their horn-assisted cover of Miles Davis’ “It’s About That Time” from New Year’s Eve at The Tabernacle in Atlanta.
Watch Umphrey’s McGee jam out “Slacker” at The Tabernacle on December 30 as part of their recent New Year’s Run in Atlanta.
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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.
Guest-filled sets from Sister Sparrow, Galactic, The Nth Power and TAUK were among the highlights of day four aboard Jam Cruise 17.
Jam Cruise 17 hit the halfway mark on Thursday. JamBase’s Scott Bernstein shares five of his favorite moments from day three.
The Avett Brothers announced a batch of 2019 Summer Tour dates with Lake Street Dive tapped to open.
The first full day of Jam Cruise 17 included a mass wedding, a Bob Marley tribute, two outstanding Khruangbin performances and more.
Ryan Adams’ upcoming single “Fuck The Rain” features John Mayer and the singer-songwriter revealed he working on a “secret thing” with Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir.