Umphrey’s McGee and Kanika Moore cover Led Zeppelin at the Peach Music Festival

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UM welcomed Moore to debut a Zeppelin classic.

By Nate Todd Jul 3, 2021 • 9:27 a.m. PDT

Umphrey’s McGee performed a set at the Peach Music Festival on Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pa., Which took place just after midnight on July 3. UM hosted Doom Flamingo singer Kanika Moore to debut a cover of Led Zeppelin.

Umphrey’s McGee – guitarists Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger, drummer Kris Myers, bassist Ryan Stasik, keyboardist Joel Cummins and percussionist Andy Farag – kicked off with the instrumental “Leave Me In Las Vegas.” The track should land on the band‘s next album, You arrived shaking in your boots, but stood up straight and left a rabid bull.

The ominous instrumental certainly added to the late night vibe before UM headed for rocker “The Silent Type”. Bayliss led the way through the song before the band fell into a groove which they turned into a nice transition to the final lyrics. UM then came up with the classic “Plunger”. After going through the riffy composed sections, the band locked themselves into another groove which gave way to a “drums” section with Myers and Farag. “They are our engine,” Cinninger remarked. The band then entered the new track “Looks”.

“Hurt Bird Bath” came next and included elements of John Coltrane’s “Love Supreme”. “The Floor” and “Speak Up” followed, the latter containing a “Dump City” teaser. Then there was the UM debut of Led Zeppelin’s “Dazed And Confused”. Kanika Moore – who is in Doom Flamingo with Stasik and has previously covered Zeppelin’s “Kashmir” with UM – delivered a powerful vocal performance on the Zep classic, featuring guitar from Robert Plant / Jimmy Page and a vocal exchange with Cinninger. Umphrey’s then went it alone on the classic “Wappy Sprayberry”, which resulted in “1348”. A trio of vintage tunes would end the ensemble by starting with an excursion “Glory”> “Hajimemashite”> “Glory” and ending with “40s Theme”.

Watch the audience-shot video for “Dazed And Confused” as well as the pro video for “Leave Me In Las Vegas”, “The Silent Type” and “Plunger” below via Jambase Live Video Archive:


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Ensemble: Leave Me Las Vegas> The Silent Type, Plunger-> Looks, Hurt Bird Bath[1], The Ground, Speak[2], dizzy and confused[3], Wappy Sprayberry> 1348, Glory-> Hajimemashite-> Glory, 1940s theme

Footnotes :

[1] with A Love Supreme (John Coltrane) teasing

[2] with Dump City tease

[3] debut, Led Zeppelin; with Kanika Moore on vocals


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