Port Chester is for Umph-Lovers

Sunday, October 14 marked the fifth time Umphrey’s Mcgee has stopped off at Port Chester, New York’s Capitol Theater. It was also the band’s first Sunday show at the historic New York State venue, and if you haven’t heard it yet (or maybe you have and just aren’t listening) “never miss a Sunday show.” Umphrey’s ran the gauntlet of their repertoire with a mix of songs both new and old. They also invited Tierinii Jackson and Ori Naftaly, of their supporting act Southern Avenue, on stage to close out the first set with a version of The Beatles’ “Come Together,”  a song they haven’t played since 2007, making it the first time played in 1,240 shows. The second set featured another cover we haven’t heard the boys play in some time as well. ZZ Top’s La Grange made its first appearance since 2013. Although we only got one verse, it hasn’t been done in 532 shows. They found their way in and out of teases from Fleetwood Mac, The Verve and Jake even found himself behind Joel’s keys during the band’s original “Plunger.” As it goes with these guys, don’t blink, you just might miss something great. Especially on a Sunday night in New York.

Set List

Set 1: The Floor, Draconian > Mulche’s Odyssey, The Pequod, You & You Alone, Bridgeless -> Hajimemashite, Come Together[1]

Set 2: The Triple Wide[2], Seasons, Plunger[3], What We Could Get, I Ran, Resolution[4] -> La Grange[5] > Ocean Billy[6]

Encore: Kula > Bridgeless

Notes:
[1] with Tierinii Jackson on vocals and Ori Naftaly on guitar (Southern Avenue)
[2] with Rhiannon (Fleetwood Mac) tease in intro
[3] with Jake on keys
[4] with Norwegian Wood (The Beatles) jam
[5] one verse
[6] with Bitter Sweet Symphony (The Verve) tease