The music of Umphrey’s McGee unfolds like an unpredictable conversation between longtime friends. Its six participants—Brendan Bayliss [guitar, vocals], Jake Cinninger [guitar, vocals], Joel Cummins [keyboards, piano, vocals], Andy Farag [percussion], Kris Myers [drums, vocals], and Ryan Stasik[bass]—know just how to communicate with each other on stage and in the studio. A call of progressive guitar wizardry might elicit a response of soft acoustic balladry, or a funk groove could be answered by explosive percussion. At any moment, heavy guitars can give way to heavier blues as the boys uncover the elusive nexus between jaw-dropping instrumental virtuosity and airtight songcraft.
The conversation continues on their eleventh full-length album, it’s not us [Nothing Too Fancy Music]—which was released January 12, 2018.
“It represents the band, because it basically runs the gamut from prog rock to dance,” says Brendan. “We’ve mastered our ADD here. The record really shows that.”
“No matter what you’re into, there’s something on it’s not us that should speak to you,” agrees Joel. “This is a statement album for Umphrey’s McGee. The sound is as fresh as ever. The songs are strong as they’ve ever been. We’re always pushing forward.”
It is also how the band is celebrating its 20-year anniversary. Instead of retreading the catalog, they turn up with a pile of new tunes.
On Saturday, March 2nd, Umphrey’s McGee will bring their musical talents to the Wiltern in Los Angeles. Expect to hear the top power tracks such as “Can’t Rock My Dream Face” and “Come As Your Kids” from the band’s album ‘ZONKEY‘. Furthermore, the track “In the Kitchen” should make its way into the setlist. The track has over 3.8 million plays on Spotify. Joining Umphrey’s McGee will be Ghost-Note.
The concert takes place at the Wiltern on Saturday, March 2nd and is presented by our friends at Live Nation. Doors at 6 PM. Tickets start at $25.00 and can be purchased here! Or, try your luck by entering our contest below:
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