Umphrey’s McGee Returns to St. Augustine Amp with Spafford in August
A few years back, progressive jam band Umphrey’s McGee introduced themselves to oldest and arguably most historic city in the US, the ever-antique and quaint-without-question Saint Augustine, Florida. An exciting arrival considering the band tends to tour in much cooler places than Florida, Umph fans traveled far and wide for this scenic and stimulating show, which did everything but disappoint – as is character of the 6-piece ensemble. This August, the 18th of 2018 to be specific, UM makes their triumphant return to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre with special guests Spafford, an American jam band hailing from Arizona that has been making waves in the festival scene and beyond. Event info here.
If you’ve been hiding under a rock in the rock music scene your whole life, the following is a little bit about the UM, as seen from the event page.
“The music of Umphrey’s McGee unfolds like an unpredictable conversation between longtime friends. Its six participants—Brendan Bayliss [guitar, vocals], Jake Cinninger [guitar, vocals], Joel Cummins [keyboards, piano, vocals], Andy Farag [percussion], Kris Myers [drums, vocals], and Ryan Stasik [bass]—know just how to communicate with each other on stage and in the studio. A call of progressive guitar wizardry might elicit a response of soft acoustic balladry, or a funk groove could be answered by explosive percussion. At any moment, heavy guitars can give way to heavier blues as the boys uncover the elusive nexus between jaw-dropping instrumental virtuosity and airtight song craft.”
Tickets are well on their way and you can find them here. They will begin at $35.00 for General Admission Standing Pit, Level 100, Level 200, Level 300 and Obstructed View.
The Umph is ready for you, but the real question here is are you ready for the Umph? Catch you in St. Augustine, August 18th 2018.