Umphrey’s McGee opened up a run of Florida shows last night in Lake Buena Vista, and the band welcomed local lap steel guitar wizard Roosevelt Collier for a couple songs in the first set, before nodding to the late Aretha Franklin in set two.
Collier, who also sat in with Umphrey’s in Miami back in 2015, came out at the end of last night’s first set for a closing run of UM’s “Syncopated Strangers” and a cover of The Beatles’ “I Want You (She’s So Heavy).”
As part of a six-song second set, which kicked off with “Wappy Sprayberry” and included live staples like “Rocker Part 2” and “Wife Soup,” the band fit a bit of a tribute to Aretha Franklin into their own “Utopian Fir,” which featured guitarist Jake Cinninger on keys. News of the passing of the legendary Queen of Soul broke yesterday morning.
See the full setlist below as it appears in our Box Scores section, along with pro-shot footage of the opening of the first set from the TourGigs live webcast. Umphrey’s McGee take their Florida run to Miami Beach tonight. See their full tour schedule here.
House of Blues, Lake Buena Vista, FL
Set I: Jekyll & Hyde > Room to Breathe, Much Obliged > Triangle Tear, Slacker, Syncopated Strangers*, I Want You (She’s So Heavy)*
Set II: Wappy Sprayberry > Hey Nineteen > Rocker Part 2 > Utopian Fir^, Looks, Wife Soup
Enc: In The Kitchen
*with Roosevelt Collier on steel guitar
^with Respect (Aretha Franklin); with Jake on keys