On October 3rd, prog-jam pioneers Umphrey’s McGee took part in Democracy Comes Alive, a one-day, nonpartisan virtual music festival aimed at channeling the power of music to make a critical impact on civic engagement in this November’s elections and beyond.

The stalwarts of the live music scene performed together, in-person from their Boondock Studios, where they appropriately tackled a rocking “Liberty Echo”. Though clocking in at a relatively brief 3:46 minutes, the instrumental tune got right to the point and delivered the hard-hitting crunch rock that fans have come to expect from UM. Performed live by the band only 18 times since first debuting in 2012, the ripper of a tune saw full-fledged participation from all six members as they toed the line between Metallica and Van Halen. Relive Umphrey’s McGee’s performance of “Liberty Echo” at Democracy Comes Alive below. If you enjoyed the performance and have the means, consider making a donation to HeadCount and the Democracy Comes Alive artists via DemocracyComesAlive.com.

Umphrey’s McGee – “Liberty Echo” – Democracy Comes Alive

Umphrey’s McGee joined 50+ performers and 10+ other speakers as part of Democracy Comes Alive, presented by Live For Live Music in partnership with voter registration nonprofit HeadCount. A follow-up to Quarantine Comes Alive and Justice Comes Alive (which also featured Umphrey’s McGee), the 10-hour streaming event, powered by Nugs.TV and Plus 1, generated $40,000 and counting in funds for HeadCount as well as the participating artists, who remain out of work as the pandemic continues. In addition to the funds generated, Democracy Comes Alive led thousands of people to HeadCount’s tools to check your voter registration status and register to vote. For more information, head here.