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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 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.
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.