Thursday, February 4, 2010 Umphrey’s McGee Takes Valentine’s Day Requests

On Sunday February 14, Umphrey’s McGee will appear at Ram’s Head Live! in Baltimore, Maryland. The band will celebrate this “ValUMtines Day” show by delivering a appropriately-themed cover tune selected by fan vote. The nine songs in contention are:

Death Cab for Cutie, “I Will Possess Your Heart”
Wilco, “I Am Trying To Break Your Heart”
Kiss, “Love Em’ and Leave Em’”
Beck, “Think I’m in Love”
Def Leppard, “Love Bites”
J. Geils Band, “Love Stinks”
Roxy Music, “Love Is the Drug”
Prince, “I Would Die 4 U”
Stone Temple Pilots, “Sour Girl”

Folks can cast their ballots online through noon on Friday February 12 and the selection that receives the most votes will be performed by the group on Sunday the 14th.Meanwhile, the folks at Walther Productions are hosting a prize package for that show as well. “All you need to do is create a short video showing your love for your favorite Umphrey’s song, whether it is you singing along, or you filming a short with the song as the soundtrack, the options are endless. All you need to do is post your video on YouTube and then email the link to: by 12:00 pm ET Friday, February 12, to enter the contest.” The winners will receive two tickets, two after-show passes, two Umphrey’s McGee tour t-shirts, and a copy of the UMLive from that night’s show (with two runner-ups receving a copy og the UMLive recording).

Hidden Track: "The B List: What Should Trey Play?"

Trey Anastasio returns to the road on Monday with the latest iteration of his Classic TAB ensemble. This version of the band adds the three-piece horn section of Jennifer Hartswick (trumpet), Natalie Cressman (trombone) and Russell Remington (sax, flute) to the basic core of Russ Lawton (drums), Tony Markellis (bass) and Ray Paczkowski (keyboards), which most closely resembles the unit that toured with Big Red in Winter ‘01. While we know the members of the band, we don’t know what they’ll be playing.

For this week’s B List, we asked five members of the Hidden Track staff to pick the two songs they would most like to see Trey and Classic TAB perform on the month-long tour. Anything was fair game from Phish songs to tunes Trey played just once to covers. Let’s see what songs everyone chose and then be sure to tell us what songs you’d like to see the unit play. Read more at Hidden Track

Video: Trey Anastasio Band - "Last Tube" 7.17.01

"Last Tube"
July 17, 2001
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, CO

Setlist: Umphrey's McGee 2.3.10 Liberty Hall ~ Lawrence, KA

Set I: The Fussy Dutchman, The Crooked One > Passing, Resolution > Alex's House > Believe The Lie

Set II: Pay The Snucka > Ringo > Kimble, Spires, The Bottom Half  > Time > The Bottom Half, Walletsworth, Last Man Swerving > Ringo > In The Kitchen

Encore: August

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