Latest Jake Cinninger Articles
Umphrey’s McGee returns to Atlanta for two nights at one of the city’s newest venues in May.
Umphrey’s McGee wrapped up their three-night run at the ExploreAsheville.com Arena in Asheville, North Carolina where they welcomed Billy Strings and Empire Strikes Brass Horns.
Umphrey’s McGee welcomed Billy Strings in Asheville last night.
Umphrey’s McGee fit a portion of “Cavern” by Phish into their debut performance at The Caverns in Pelham, Tennessee on Thursday.
Umphrey’s McGee treated fans to an old-school setlist including a cover of Paul Simon’s “Graceland” at the Graceland Soundstage in Memphis on Wednesday.
Live streams of Umphrey’s McGee’s upcoming shows in Memphis, Pelham and Asheville are available via TourGigs.
About Jake Cinninger
Jacob Alan Cinninger one of two lead guitarists for Chicago-based jamband Umphrey’s McGee. His style is a fusion of speed and soul, and resembles artists as varied as Eddie Van Halen to Jeff Beck.
Hailing from Niles, Michigan, Jake left the band Ali Baba’s Tahini to become a full-time member of Umphrey’s McGee in 2000.
Since joining the band, he has, along with founder Brendan Bayliss, become one of the group’s main singers and songwriters.
In 2001, Cinninger released a self-titled solo album. Several of its tracks developed into Umphrey’s McGee songs, such as “Blue Echo,” “Utopian Sky” which became “Utopian Fir,” and “Aster Heights” which grew to become “Roulette.”
In 2004, five years after their initial split, Cinninger reformed Ali Baba’s Tahini to record an album in the North Carolina mountains.
Jake is also endorsed by G&L Guitars and Fuchs Audio Technology.
Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard added dates to her 2020 tour in support of her debut solo album, ‘Jaime.’
Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio will bring the Trey Anastasio Band on the road for a nine-show tour in late-May and early-June that includes a date with Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit.
The String Cheese Incident added a pair of multi-night runs to their 2020 summer tour.
Neil Young said “anything is possible” when it comes to a CSNY reunion and noted he doesn’t plan to tour in 2020.
The Wood Brothers added seven shows to their 2020 spring tour in support of ‘Kingdom In My Mind.’