Umphrey’s McGee Set to Shred Orlando House of Blues 4/27
Summer time has always proven to be a prolific time for American musicians Umphrey’s McGee, a progressive jam band established in South Bend, Indiana circa the late 90’s. Fast forward to today, and you’ll see that the six-piece sensation has cranked out almost two thousand concert performances, 15+ albums, including the highly-revered project The London Sessions, which was recorded in a single day at the timeless treasure Studio Two of Abbey Road.
When it comes to Umph, the term “jam band” has to be used lightly, considering the group is heavily swayed by influences of progressive rock, jazz, funk, blues, electronic music and more. Revolutionary figures that have rubbed off on UM since their introduction include Yes, Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd and many more, solidifying their ranging archive of sounds.
The ball is steadily rolling as summer approaches, meaning the band is in full force for their summer tour. Returning to festivals such as Summer Camp and Bonnaroo this year, UM certainly has their plate full – with merely a few short days in between back-to-back shows. Florida is in for some serious shredding over the next ten days, as the band is returning to venues like the famous Jannus Live of Tampa (4/26), the Fillmore of Miami 2/28), and Orlando’s House of Blues (4/27).
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