Last Friday, Umphrey’s McGee returned to the LOCKN’ stage following two sets on the festival’s opening night. As promised, the set saw Umphrey’s welcome Jason Bonham, son of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, to the stage to help them through a suite of Zeppelin material.
After beginning the performance with a selection of original material, guitarist Brendan Bayliss welcomed Bonham, his “new favorite person in the world,” onstage to help them through “Conduit”, the longtime setlist stalwart which appeared on the band’s 2011 studio album, Death By Stereo.
Bonham would stick around for the remainder of the set, as the band worked through Led Zeppelin favorites like “Good Times, Bad Times”, “Dancing Days”, “When The Levee Breaks” (with surprise guest vocalist Taylor Hicks of American Idol fame), and “The Song Remains The Same”. Finally, to close the set, the band was joined by slide guitar virtuoso Derek Trucks for a rendition of Led Zeppelin II classic “Whole Lotta Love”, sung with Robert Plant-like swagger by drummer Kris Myers while Bonham and percussionist Andy Farag held down the rhythm section.
LOCKN’ has shared pro-shot footage of Umphrey’s McGee’s set-closing “Whole Lotta Love” with Derek Trucks and John Bonham, so everyone can relive the magic. Check it out below:
Umphrey’s McGee w/ Jason Bonham, Derek Trucks – “Whole Lotta Love” [Pro-Shot]
[Video: Nick Kosot/Relix]
For a full list of Umphrey’s McGee’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.
Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee w/ Special Guests | LOCKN’ Festival | Arrington, VA | 8/24/18
One Set: Half Delayed, Plunger > Walletsworth > Plunger > The Silent Type, JaJunk, Conduit, Good Times Bad Times, Dancing Days, When the Levee Breaks, The Song Remains the Same, Whole Lotta Love
 with Jason Bonham on drums
 debut, Led Zeppelin; with Jason Bonham on drums
 with Jason Bonham on drums and Taylor Hicks on harmonica and vocals
 with Jason Bonham on drums, Derek Trucks on guitar, and Kris on vocals (no drums)
with Witchy Woman (The Eagles) tease before When the Levee Breaks
with The Rain Song (Led Zeppelin) tease before Whole Lotta Love
last When the Levee Breaks 7/7/12 (608 shows)
last Whole Lotta Love 2/14/14 (444 shows)