Umphrey’s McGee and Eggy both offered up tributes to the late David Crosby during a Friday night show at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. The performance, which came the day after the folk icon’s death at the age of 81, came as part of Umphrey’s McGee’s three-night 25th birthday celebration.

The members of Eggy—Jake Brownstein (guitar, vocals), Dani Battat (keys, vocals), Mike Goodman (bass, vocals), and Alex Bailey (drums, vocals)—have always been vocal about their affection for Crosby and the rest of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. From meditative home performance clips to full-set tributes to consistently show-stealing covers of classics like “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”, the influence pf Crosby and company has always been part of the Eggy DNA.

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On Friday, after kicking off the evening with originals “Wayless” and “Rosetta Stone”, Eggy dedicated the majority of its three-song opening set to a sprawling cover of CSNY’s “Carry On”. Stretching beyond 20 minutes in length, the rendition wove in and out of the song’s composed structure as the quartet showcased the many layers of its sound, from rich vocal harmonies to rhythmic and dynamic fluidity to a slew of new sounds and effects from Brownstein’s corner—not to mention the warm tone of a beautiful new custom guitar from Frank Brothers Guitar Co.

While Umphrey’s McGee’s prog-rock sound is about as far from the fare of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young as it gets, the band previously delivered acoustic covers of “Southern Cross” on two occasions in 2015. On Saturday at The Capitol Theatre, the band went folk on a fresh selection from the Crosby, Stills & Nash songbook to honor the legacy of the late David Crosby.

Following a two-set dance party, Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger (on acoustic guitars) and Joel Cummins (on keys) took the stage as a trio for the first-ever Umphrey’s rendition of Stills-penned CSN favorite “Helplessly Hoping”. The acoustics remained as the rest of the band retook the stage for “The Weight Around” before the UM plugged back in at full force to close the evening with “The Floor”.

Below, check out photos and setlists from Friday night at The Cap and watch fan-shot videos of the David Crosby tributes by both Eggy (via Matt Frazier) and Umphrey’s McGee (via Dropped Among This Crowd). We’ll update this page with full videos and audio as it becomes available.

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The Umphrey’s McGee 25th anniversary run wraps up tonight, Saturday, January 21st, with one more night at The Capitol Theatre. For tickets, or to view a full list of upcoming Umphrey’s tour dates, head here. To order your livestream of the Saturday night performance via FANS, click here. Next up for Eggy is a show at Killington, VT’s Pickle Barrel Nightclub on Sunday, January 22nd. For a complete list of upcoming Eggy tour dates, head here.

Eggy – “Carry On” (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) – 1/20/23

Umphrey’s McGee – “Helplessly Hoping” (Crosby, Stills & Nash) (partial) – 1/20/23

 

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Setlist [via allthings.umphreys.com]: Umphrey’s McGee | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 1/20/22

Set One: Small Strides, Conduit > Day Nurse [1], FF-> Mail Package [2], It’s Not Your Fault > JaJunk [3]

Set Two: Front Porch > Resolution > Front Porch, The Linear > 2nd Self, Higgins

Encore: Helplessly Hoping (Crosby, Stills & Nash) [4], The Weight Around [5] > The Floor

Footnotes:
[1] with Working Day and Night (Michael Jackson) tease
[2] with Miss Tinkle’s Overture tease
[3] with Top Gun Anthem (Harold Faltermeyer) tease
[4] debut; Crosby, Stills, & Nash. Just Brendan and Jake on acoustics and Joel on keys
[5] Brendan and Jake on acoustics

Show Notes:
with Closing Time (Semisonic) quote from Brendan before Helplessly Hoping

Setlist: Eggy | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 1/20/23

Set: Wayless, Rosetta Stone, Carry On (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young)