Umphrey’s McGee ft. Joshua Redman – Tickets – College Street Music Hall. – New Haven, CT – January 26th, 2017

Umphrey's McGee ft. Joshua Redman

Premier Concerts and Manic Productions Present:

Umphrey's McGee ft. Joshua Redman

Joshua Redman, Spafford

Thu, January 26, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$22.00 - $27.00

This event is all ages

This event is General Admission Standing Room on the Floor and Reserved Seated in the Balcony.

Umphrey's McGee
Umphrey's McGee
The music of Umphrey’s McGee unfolds like an unpredictable conversation between longtime friends. Its six participants—Brendan Bayliss [guitar, vocals], Jake Cinninger [guitar, vocals], Joel Cummins [keyboards, piano, vocals], Andy Farag [percussion], Kris Myers [drums, vocals], and Ryan Stasik [bass]—know just how to communicate with each other on stage and in the studio. A call of progressive guitar wizardry might elicit a response of soft acoustic balladry, or a funk groove could be answered by explosive percussion. At any moment, heavy guitars can give way to heavier blues as the boys uncover the elusive nexus between jaw-dropping instrumental virtuosity and airtight songcraft.

The conversation continues on their eleventh full-length album, it’s not us [Nothing Too Fancy Music]—which was released January 12, 2018.

“It represents the band, because it basically runs the gamut from prog rock to dance,” says Brendan. “We’ve mastered our ADD here. The record really shows that.”

“No matter what you’re into, there’s something on it’s not us that should speak to you,” agrees Joel. “This is a statement album for Umphrey’s McGee. The sound is as fresh as ever. The songs are strong as they’ve ever been. We’re always pushing forward.”

It is also how the band is celebrating its 20-year anniversary. Instead of retreading the catalog, they turn up with a pile of new tunes.
Joshua Redman
Joshua Redman
The son of the great tenor saxophonist Dewey Redman, Joshua graduated from Harvard and (after debating about whether to become a doctor) he seemed headed toward studying law at Yale. However, Redman came in first place at the 1991 Thelonious Monk competition, landed a recording contract with Warner Bros., and was soon on the cover of most jazz magazines. Pat Metheny was a guest on one of his albums (the Redman-Metheny interplay during their engagements was quite memorable), and although Redman has had success constantly touring with his own group, it is a pity that his apprenticeship period as a sideman was so brief.
Spafford
Spafford
Spafford is an eclectic blend of driving rock, funk, dance, and light. The result is something like Electro-Funk Therapy. Melting through genres while creating an illuminated mind-and-mood
altering experience night after night, Spafford is lighting up the southwest and beyond with
their improvisational prowess. They are paving the way for something new, yet familiar, that beckons to be seen, heard and felt.
Since their first performance on New Years Eve of 2009, Spafford has built a following around the addictive live shows they put on. They have become a featured act for Vegas late-night spots, such as the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and The Palms, and the band has hosted many of the official after-parties for Further and Widespread Panic. When Spafford isn't playing notable festivals such as McDowell Mountain Music Festival, The Gem & Jam, Firefly Gathering and Serenity Gathering, they're off on the road touring the South-West where they've shared the stage with bands such as Wide Spread Panic, Hot Buttered Rum, Particle, EOTO, Tea Leaf Green, Howlin' Rain, The Motet, Toubab Krewe and many more as they continue to expand and extend their route to bring their experience to new places. 2015 has already brought the release of a long-awaited live CD, Volume 1 with many more to come.
Connecting with fans is always the primary focus of all of Spafford's endeavors. They understand the importance of embracing those who enjoy and connect with their music. A fan was recently quoted saying "Spafford is what this world needs...a combination of all genres to connect all walks of life." Whether stopping to enjoy fresh local food, or making connections with new faces in new cities, Spafford continues to push forward with their goal of changing lives, one show at a time.
Spafford is:
Jordan Fairless (Bass) Andrew "Red" Johnson (Keys) Brian Moss (Guitar)
Nick Tkachyck (Drums)
Venue Information:
College Street Music Hall.
238 College Street
New Haven, CT, 06510
http://www.collegestreetmusichall.com

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