Umphrey’s McGee Welcomes Back Jake Cinninger In Grand Rapids, Holly Bowling Sits In [Video]

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee hit Grand Rapids, MI, last night, kicking off the first night of their three-night Michigan run at the newly opened 20 Monroe Live. Thursday night’s show also saw the return of Jake Cinninger, to the delight of fans, after the guitarist missed multiple performances last week due to illness. The wonderful pianist Holly Bowling also made an appearance during the evening, coming out d to join the band for “Soul Food II” toward the beginning of the second set.For the first set, Umphrey’s kicked off the evening with “Flamethrower,” which directly dropped into “The Floor.” After the first set opener, Brendan Bayliss took a moment to note Jake Cinninger’s return from his bout of the flu, before the band started in on “Mulche’s Odyssey.” After a few songs, the band busted out “Visions,” a track that hadn’t been played in 99 shows, leaving almost a year since it was previously played.However, the buzz over “Visions” quickly faded as the band pulled out “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” a cover of The Temptations’ classic hit. This song was a fiery way to begin to close out the second set, as the song had not been played by Umphrey’s McGee in 1241 shows,  with its last performance falling on December 5th, 2005. Following this huge bust out, the band then moved into “Red Tape” to close out the first set.Second set opened with the complete “Soul Food” trilogy, marking the first time that all three parts have been played back to back. As “Soul Food I” made way for “Soul Food II,” the band was joined by Holly Bowling, a pleasant surprise for those in the audience, before completing the final track of “Soul Food” trilogy. The performance of “Soul Food III” in and of itself was a treat, as it marked the second performance of the song ever, with the first time it was played falling during the band’s Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas performance back in May of 2016.The second set, after “Conduit,” contained a cover of Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb,” before “Partyin’ Peeps” and “JaJunk” closed the tight seven-song second set. For the encore, Umphrey’s returned to the stage and busted out the older fan favorite, “Kimble,” before ending the night with “Gulf Stream.”Umphrey’s McGee will be headed to Detroit tonight to finish out the last two dates of their “Mitten Run” at The Fillmore. A full setlist from last night’s performance can be found below, courtesy of Also, courtesy of TourGigs, fans were able to watch the show opener through Live For Live Music, a video of which can be found below.A full gallery of Spafford and Umphrey’s McGee images is posted below, courtesy of Phierce Photo.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | 20 Monroe Live | Grand Rapids, MI | 2/2/2017Set 1: Flamethrower > The Floor, Mulche’s Odyssey, Night Nurse > Bright Lights, Big City, Visions > Ain’t Too Proud to Beg > Red TapeSet 2: Soul Food I > Soul Food II[1] > Soul Food III, Conduit, Comfortably Numb, Partyin’ Peeps, JaJunkEncore: Kimble, Gulf Stream[1] with Holly Bowling on keys; with Owner Of A Lonely Heart (Yes) teases Load remaining imageslast_img

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