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Umphrey’s McGee celebrated their 20th anniversary with a truly career-spanning performance last night at The Beacon Theatre in New York City.
Umphrey’s McGee went acoustic, welcomed a pair of horn players and played some rarities at their second of three at The Beacon – check out what went down and full photo gallery.
Umphrey’s McGee went heavy on setlist staples for the opening of their first ever three-night run at The Beacon Theatre and got some help from guitarist Oz Noy on Talking Heads cover.
Watch Umphrey’s McGee participate in a ‘Backstory’ session at The Cutting Room in New York City.
Umphrey’s McGee will return to the majestic Red Rocks Amphitheatre for three shows taking place this July.
Umphrey’s McGee will be taking questions from callers and performing live on SiriusXM’s Jam On.
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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.