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“Glory” Video Premiere on DiffusorFM

“Glory” Video Premiere on DiffusorFM

VIDEO PREMIERE: Watch “Glory” from The London Session at Diffuser. “Even as a pure instrumental tune, there is a staggering and dynamic spirit that grows throughout the four-minute performance.” “We based the track entirely on feel, with no preset determination of how long it should be,” Cinninger explains. “Instead of using the energy of the crowd, we used the energy of the room as our guide. No two takes were the same; add the piano intro and a …

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A Recap: Jake Cinninger and US Air Force Heritage of America Band “The Blue Aces”

A Recap: Jake Cinninger and US Air Force Heritage of America Band “The Blue Aces”

On January 18th, we were contacted by SSgt Aaron Weibe of the United States Airforce regarding their interest in having Jake come to Langley Air Force base in Norfolk, Virginia to do a clinic for and perform with the Blue Aces, a full time rock band for the US Air Force. When presented with this unique opportunity, Jake jumped at the chance, and the Umphrey’s military rock band plan was hatched. After a series of …

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Sonos Studio

Sonos Studio

We stopped by the Sonos Studio in LA before Friday’s show to talk all things The London Session. The listening session / Q&A was filled with a mix of informative banter and general absurdity. Here are a few shots from the event for your perusal, check back for video of the Q&A soon. Thanks to Sonos for having us, Golden Road for the libations, TourGigs for filming and all the UM fans who came out to chat. Ryan checks out the …

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The London Session Album Cover

The London Session Album Cover

By Kevin Browning / @soundcaresser Abbey Road. The words in any context trigger an iconic image, one of the most ubiquitous album covers since the dawn of the LP. No pressure. How exactly were we going to visually summarize recording a full album in one day at Abbey Road? Seemingly the path of least resistance was to play on the obvious…something British. As the title was yet to be determined, we weren’t sure whether the chicken or the egg …

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Hypothetically speaking . . .

Hypothetically speaking . . .

Hypothetically speaking, if we were to release a “best of” DVD/Blu-ray/Download from our five-night New Year’s run, what would you like included? Hypothetically, of course. nye.umphreys.com

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Arena Rock 2/7/15

Arena Rock 2/7/15

So let’s ask the question everyone is dying to know. Join us on 2/7/15 at the Asheville Civic Center. Tickets on sale now: http://bit.ly/1E7cxqW

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umph love stickers

umph love stickers

A friendly reminder to our fans…. We LOVE the umph love stickers and are thrilled to see you sport them with such enthusiasm but please don’t stick them on any venue property. We strive to leave the absolute best impression of the band and our fans everywhere we go. Help us reinforce that in every venue by respecting the rooms we rock. Thanks!

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1/3/15 Guest Review

1/3/15 Guest Review

BY YOUSEF BAIG, PHOTOS BY ABBY FOX & CHAD SMITH We’ve all faced moments where words fall short. In happiness, sadness, and every differing emotion in-between, there are situations where speechlessness or humbled silence can be the most appropriate reaction. The show that Umphrey’s McGee put on Saturday night—the last of its five-night stay at The Tabernacle—was the strongest of the week, the most extraordinary, musically, and one of the best they may have ever …

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1/2/15 Guest Review

1/2/15 Guest Review

BY YOUSEF BAIG, PHOTOS BY ABBY FOX & CHAD SMITH With each night surpassing the one before it, Umphrey’s McGee continues to impress during its five-night excursion in Atlanta. Friday night’s opening act was the most improv-heavy start Umphrey’s has had this run. With four songs spanning over an hour, the shortest piece would be a touch under fifteen minutes. The techno metal intro, “You Got the Wrong Guy,” queued up one of the songs …

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1/1/15 Guest Review

1/1/15 Guest Review

BY YOUSEF BAIG, PHOTOS BY ABBY FOX The only predictable thing about Umphrey’s McGee is its unpredictability. The third night of the five-night residency at The Tabernacle followed a monstrous, sold out, three-set New Year’s Eve throw down that sent thousands of spinning heads and aching bodies back out into the world. A rational train of thought would be, “It’s New Years Day and everyone is struggling. It’s the middle of the run, bring out the …

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12/31/14 Guest Review

12/31/14 Guest Review

BY YOUSEF BAIG, PHOTOS BY ABBY FOX There’s nothing we do bigger than New Years. It’s the only event that’s earned a planet-wide day of recovery. We go back to work after the Super Bowl. We go shopping after Thanksgiving. It transcends race, age, economic status—everything. You’re either going to stay up late for the calendar change, or if you tend to pass out after a few minutes on the couch, wake up the morning …

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12/30/14 Guest Review

12/30/14 Guest Review

We’re featuring guest reviews of this week’s five-night run at the Tabernacle in Atlanta by UM fan, Yousef Baig. We hope he’ll tell us if he doesn’t like it but….so far, so good. 🙂  BY YOUSEF BAIG, PHOTOS BY ABBY FOX It goes without saying, this is no small task. To embark on a five-night run in a city that’s nearly 700 miles from your hometown is a rare feat, but Umphrey’s McGee has the …

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