On Saturday, Umphrey’s McGee offered up a headlining set at Cathead Distillery‘s “Cathead Jam” in Jackson, MS. The event also saw performances by Greensky Bluegrass, Julian Junior Marvin’s Wailer’s, Rayland Baxter, and Young Valley throughout the day.
Umphrey’s McGee opened up their one-set show with “August”, which was followed up by an explosive pairing of “Plunger” into “Push The Pig”. Kris Myers, Andy Farag, and Ryan Stasik locked into a tight groove, allowing Jake Cinniger and Brendan Bayliss to soar, as the duo traded off gritty guitar solos. The six-piece moved forward with a massive “Mulche’s Odyssey” sandwich, highlighted by a tasted “Wappy Sprayberry” in the middle.
As the band’s done in the past, Umphrey’s McGee invited up Greensky Bluegrass’ Paul Hoffman and Anders Beck for a cover of The Marshall Tucker Band‘s “Can’t You See”. The Cathead Jam crowd erupted with applause, as Hoffman took the vocal lead, doing the classic tune justice. Hoffman and Beck’s added mandolin and dobro was the perfect extra ingredient, with the mastermind musicians trading off solos down the line. Moving back into their regular configuration, Umphrey’s McGee closed out their main frame with “The Bottom Half”. The band returned to deliver a three-song encore with “Den”, “Cut The Cable”, and “Booth Love”.
Watch a fan-shot video of Greensky Bluegrass’ Paul Hoffman and Anders Beck joining Umphrey’s McGee below:
Umphrey’s McGee ft. Paul Hoffman & Anders Beck – “Can’t You See”
[Video: Karl Childers]
Next up for Umphrey’s McGee is their three-night run at Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on June 21st-23rd. For ticketing and a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates, head to Umphrey’s McGee’s website.
Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | “Cathead Jam” Cathead Distillery | Jackson, MS | 6/1/2019
One Set: August, Plunger > Push the Pig, Mulche’s Odyssey > Wappy Sprayberry > Mulche’s Odyssey, Can’t You See, The Bottom Half
Encore: Den, Cut the Cable, Booth Love