Umphrey's McGee Summer tour kicks off tomorrow! They're keeping it short and sweet this summer with a handful of shows down the east coast and Midwest. Be sure to join UM on July 6th at the beautiful Harmony Park on Lake Geneva for the first annual Weekend and Harmony with our good friends Yonder Mountain String Band. Get your tickets now.
In the interest of continuing to deliver our fans the most unique, entertaining and engaging experiences around, the preparation for sUMmer school rolls on. sUMmer school is an intimate five day music camp nestled in the Catskill Mountains that will dive head first into all things Umphrey’s McGee. And we want you to join us!
I have a problem. It’s not a joke. I am addicted to music. I have been a victim to this addiction since 1987, maybe earlier. That was my first live music experience. My addiction to music has affected me adversely in the following ways: uncontrollable smiles, a feeling of connection to everyone around me, and a sense of synchronicity with harmony and syncopation within my everyday surroundings.
After many years of waiting the Bonnaroo Music Festival was within reach. The line of cars that snaked down the shoulder of the highway was all that stood between me and a weekend of amazing music. At the security checkpoint we were reminded that glass was prohibited while two gentlemen lightly searched our belongings. We were in.
What has become an annual winter pilgrimage to Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium for progressive rock stalwarts Umphrey's McGee should now be considered a must-see event for area music fans. Judging by the variety of ages, fashions, and general enthusiasm shown by those in attendance, coupled with the fact that the performance sold out weeks in advance, it would appear that word has already gotten out.
Do you know that feeling of wonder and amazement when you return home from a long road trip? The rotating miles still in your head mixed with the relief of stability and security are a sensation hard to translate into words. The home town Thanksgiving show of Umphrey’s McGee and Cornmeal recreated that feeling for me. The Spanish Harlem setting of the Aragon Ballroom shook with more than the juice of the worm. I
Hancock, NY is a quaint town in the Catskills with little other than a bank, a couple bars, and a small grocery store. It’s home to a splendid property called Camp Minglewood, where kids run around barefoot all summer, go from arts and crafts to swimming to kickball and back to their tiny bunks. Then, the music takes over.