Latest Brendan Bayliss Articles
Ben Factor has joined the Umphrey’s McGee team as the band’s new Lighting Director.
Umphrey’s McGee will bring their 2020 winter tour to the West Coast in late-February and March.
Umphrey’s McGee welcomed frequent collaborator Kanika Moore for a bust out of a classic Halloween mashup.
JamBase contributor Sarah Hagerman shares her take on the all-star “What The Night Brings” tribute to Jeff Austin that took place on Monday night at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado.
Umphrey’s McGee welcomed Trey Anastasio Band sax player James Casey and Star Kitchen drummer Marlon Lewis to close out their Halloween run at The Fillmore in Philadelphia.
Umphrey’s McGee wore police costumes and played The Police covers — including debuts and a bust out — during their Halloween concert at The Anthem in Washington D.C.
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About Brendan Bayliss
Brendan Bayliss is the founder, lead guitarist, and main singer for progressive rock band Umphrey’s McGee. He formed the band in 1997 and took its moniker from the name of his uncle Humphries McGee, a lawyer in Southern Mississippi. Bayliss, along with Jake Cinninger, is one of the band’s main songwriters.
Bayliss attended the University of Notre Dame and formed Tashi Station with bass player Ryan Stasik. After the band split in the fall of 1997, Bayliss and Stasik joined up with Joel Cummins and Mike Mirro – two former members of another recently defunct local band, Stomper Bob – to form Umphrey’s McGee.
Bayliss recently founded a non-profit charity called USTORM (United So Together Our Reach Multiplies), a non-profit organization aimed at raising funds to help needy children and young adults improve their lives by providing access to various music and art educational programs.
Phish will soon release an official recording of the band’s July 23, 1999 show at the Polaris Amphitheatre in Columbus, Ohio.
Del McCoury and the extended McCoury family revealed the initial DelFest 2020 lineup, which includes Old Crow Medicine Show, Billy Strings, The Infamous Stringdusters and more.
The second episode of Osiris’ ‘After Midnight’ audio documentary examines how Phish built a city to host their Millennium Eve celebration at Big Cypress in Florida’s Everglades and the massive traffic jam that developed as attendees began entering the site.
The String Cheese Incident collaborated with Jim Lauderdale on their latest SCI Sound Lab single, “Stories For Another Day.”
The Motet has a nationwide winter tour set to start 2020.