Umphrey's McGee is one of today's
finest bands in the Jamband circuit.
The band's music is often referred to
as "progression improvisation." One
might aruge that the band's approach is
reminicant to the likes of Phish and
the Grateful Dead. However, the band
credits bands like Genesis, Iron Maiden
and The Beatles for their influences and
when listening closely, such differientation
is quite visible. Their live shows
are unpredictable and consist of
nothing less than two sets per night.
Their setlists are never the same and
their musicianship is as solid as it
can get. In 2004, the band was declared
by Rollings Stone Magazine to have
becomed favorites in the next Phish
sweepstakes. -- We beg to differ.
The band is quite authentic in their
own right. Use your judgement and
listen for yourself.