Umphrey’s McGee’s tour came through New Haven, CT’s College Street Music Hall last night with a show that saw the band play without guitarist Jake Cinninger, who is off for a few shows due to the flu.
The night did, however, feature frequent Umphrey’s collaborator Joshua Redman for many of the tunes, as the saxophonist came on for the final two songs of the first set, “Speak Up” and “Booth Love,” and stayed on for the the entire second set.
During the three-song encore, keyboardist Joel Cummins delivered a solo performance of the Allman Brothers Band classic “Jessica” in honor of late ABB founding drummer Butch Trucks. The song marked a rare appearance in a UM setlist, the last time coming at the same venue almost exactly one year previously in early February 2016.
See the full setlist below as it appears in our Box Scores section. Umphrey’s continue their tour at the State Theatre in Portland, ME.
College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CT
Set I: Nipple Trix > Slacker, Wellwishers > Sociable Jimmy > Sweetness > Mad Love, Speak Up* > Booth Love*
Set II: Der Bluten Kat* > Final Word* > Der Bluten Kat*, Day Nurse^ > Wife Soup*, Dear Lord*, Breathe^^
Enc: Jessica^^^, Uncommon > Down Under
Entire show without Jake
*with Joshua Redman on saxophone
^with Joshua Redman on saxophone; with Working Day and Night (Michael Jackson) teases
^^^In remembrance of Butch Trucks, instrumental; just Joel on piano