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LIVE: UMPHREY’S MCGEE – August 19, 2016 (Knoxville, TN)

| 23 August 2016 | Reply


Venue: The Tennessee Theatre

City: Knoxville, TN

Date: August 19, 2016

Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett


Umphrey’s McGee performed Friday night to a near capacity Tennessee Theatre.  Formed in 1997, the group has a large and very loyal fan base. Nearly everyone I spoke with had seen them multiple times and had travelled to different venues. Known for improvisation, each show takes on its own unique vibe. Friday night was true to form, with samples ranging from their own material to unique covers including the theme from Dukes of Hazzard and Pink Floyd’s “Young Lust.” The show was enhanced by a sophisticated and colorful light show. They started promptly and dove right into it with “Depth Charge.” Their momentum steadily grew throughout the evening.  Umphrey’s McGee sounded incredible. Jake Cinninger delivered the powerful and edgy guitar riffs, which nicely complimented the guitar work of Brendan Bayliss.  Ryan Stasik played bass and showed some local support with his Tennessee flag shirt.  Kris Myers and Any Farag did the percussions.  Joel Cummins was on keyboards.  They harmonized beautifully with a rich and complex delivery that had elements of blues, metal, and even bluegrass.  All show everyone was on their feet and dancing. By the second set the crowd was nearly as loud the band between songs. It was nearly 3 ½ hours when they wrapped things up with their encore “Rocker Part 2.” The crowd certainly got their money’s worth and everyone left the show with a huge smile on their face!


Setlist: Depth Charge – Go to Hell – Pequod – Liquid – Similar Skin – Good Ol’ Boys – Forks – Hangover – Hurt Bird Bath – You Got the Wrong Guy – All in Time – October Rain – Mullet – Plunger – Miss Tinkles Overture – Phils Farm – Young Lust – Wife Soup – Rocker Part 2





Category: Live Reviews, Photo Galleries

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ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

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