As 2020 was a year unlike any other, so is the Hall of Fame: Class of 2020. The votes have been counted, hanging chads were reviewed, and we have a winner.
Despite only 28 live shows in 2020, there was no shortage of fan – and band – favorites to choose from. This year’s release includes two tracks featuring our pal Billy Strings on guitar as well as the debut appearance of your honking car horns. (A sentence we never thought we’d type.) Two versions of “Der Bluten Kat” were in the running so we created a hybrid version maximizing the improvisation. Twenty-twenty also saw four audienceless, in-studio webcasts that were not included in the voting. But we, as a band, enjoyed the “Front Porch” from Wrapped Around Chicago so much that we are releasing it for the very first time as part of this year’s Class.
As is custom, we are pressing a limited edition vinyl run that highlights the top selections from the full-length digital release. The Class of 2020 LPs pair tri-color striped records with a cover composed of multiple overlaid images from the last shows of the year.
Pre-order the vinyl now and receive an instant download of the digital Hall of Fame album. The Class of 2020 is also available to download exclusively at merch.umphreys.com and will be available to stream on nugs/umlive beginning Sunday, November 21st at Noon ET.
The Class of 2020 is now available wherever you listen to music. Enjoy!
Thanks for your ravenous participation, and happy listening!