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- Watch Umphrey's McGee, Paul Hoffman, Billy Strings & Anders Beck Perform 'Nothing Too Fancy' At 4848 Festival
Fan-shot video of Umphrey’s McGee’s 17+ minute “Nothing Too Fancy” featuring Billy Strings and Greensky Bluegrass members Anders Beck and Paul Hoffman from Saturday at the 4848 Festival has surfaced.
Umphrey’s McGee was joined by Billy Strings and Anders Beck & Paul Hoffman of Greensky Bluegrass for “Nothing Too Fancy” on Saturday at the 4848 Festival.
Umphrey’s McGee will ring in 2020 with a four-show New Year’s Run this December.
Umphrey’s McGee guitarist Brendan Bayliss played a special concert in honor of Jeff Austin that included covers of “Lifeboy” by Phish and “Ripple” and “Sugaree” by the Grateful Dead.
Stream a Spotify Playlist featuring mandolinist Jeff Austin.
Watch Umphrey’s McGee perform a cover The Beatles ‘With A Little Help From My Friends” with members of Turkuaz that was dedicated to Jeff Austin.
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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.
A new multi-cam video features Dave Matthews Band’s mash-up of AC/DC’s “Back In Black” and the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” from Friday at SPAC as well as the “Fly Like An Eagle” that followed.
Longtime collaborators Jennifer Hartswick and Nick Cassarino announced a two-week duo tour slated for September.
Preview the Grateful Dead’s forthcoming ‘Dave’s Picks Volume 31’ with a portion of the set, which features the band’s December 3, 1979 concert in Chicago.
Pink Floyd/Phish/Talking Heads tribute act Pink Talking Fish will embark on a cross-country tour this fall.
The Boognish Will Rise over Colorado when Ween plays a two-night Halloween run in Denver.