_via Umphrey’s McGee’s Instagram page_

Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger of Umphrey’s McGee returned to their former hometown of South Bend, Ind. on Tuesday, April 24, along with an opening set by UM keyboardist Joel Cummins and a surprise appearance by percussionist Andy Farag.

The duo kicked things off with a version of live favorite “August,” containing a tease of Fleetwood Mac’s “Rihannon” (perhaps a nod to the recent turmoil within the ’70s rockband’s camp). They then segued into the debut duo version of “Similar Skin,” before heading back into “August.”

The show was full of teases and surprises, with musical references to everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Lynyrd Skynyrd. The two musicians also swapped instruments often. Bayliss played mandolin on Pearl Jam’s “Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town” and tried out piano on the opening encore of Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.”

UM fans were also treated to an unannounced sit in by fellow UM bandmate Andy Farag. The percussionist – as well as keyboardist Joel Cummins – sat in for the second half of the single set, adding extra oomph to originals like “Cut The Cable” and “Women Wine and Song.”

The encore started with the aforementioned duo version of Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” and closed with the four present members of UM taking on their own “Hajimemashite” and finally Bob Seger’s “Night Moves.”

Check out the full setlist below:

Brendan Bayliss & Jake Cinninger Acoustic
April 24, 2018
The Morris Performing Arts Center
South Bend, Ind.

Set: August() > Similar Skin > August, In The Kitchen > I’m On Fire $ > Kitchen, [email protected], Bad [email protected]&, Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small [email protected]“, NemoX, That’s The Way X%, No Diablo X^, YAYA X^, Plush X^~€, Kimble X^£, Cut the Cable X^£, Booth Love X^~, Women Wine & SongX^, Blackwater X^¥

Encore: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road+=}, Hajimemashite X^!, Night MovesX^<

Notes:
() Rhiannon tease
$ Bruce Springsteen
@ Bayliss on mandolin
& Sweet Home Alabama tease
“ Pearl Jam
X Farag on drums
% Led Zeppelin
^ Cummins on paino
~ Bayliss on bass
€ Stone Temple Pilots
£ Cinninger on bass
¥ Doobie Brothers
+ Bayliss on piano
= Cinninger on drums
} Elton John
! Cinninger on electric guitar
< Bob Seger

Source: The Bort/PKSConrad