A weekly podcast that digs into the music + community of improvisational progressive rock band, Umphrey's Mcgee
Levon Helm Studio June 27th, + Frederick Fair Grounds June 29th + 30th
Tune in this week to hear a complete run down of what unfolded when Umphrey's McGee had the pleasure of playing at the iconic Levon Helm Studio in Woodstock NY on June 27th. Also in this week's episode, a review of the shows at the Fredrick Fair Grounds on June 29th + 30th.
Apple Valley Park, Lafayette, NY June 25th + 26th
Tune in this week to hear a full re cap of the first two on Umphrey's McGee's 2021 summer tour (and my first live shows in almost 500 days!), at Apple Valley Park in Lafayette, NY June 25th + 26th 2021!
Conversation with Michael Palmisano
Tune in this week to hear my chat with returning guest Michael Palmisano! This time around Michael talks all about his first Umphrey's McGee show and his epic sit in with the band on The Who tune, "Eminence Front" on June 30th, 2021 at The Fredrick Fairgrounds in Fredrick, Maryland.
We also talked about:
* His highlights from the evening
* How the whole sit in went down
* The community as a whole
* How the internet helped create this opportunity
* The fans that he met at the show
* His plan for doing a reaction video of his sit in
* His new space, The Barn. The vision for himself, his students and other musicians when they are there and the conversation he had with Jake about coming to jam sometime.
* Head to the DATC YouTube page or his channel's page to watch footage of his sit in! *
Red Rock 2021 - June 18th - 20th
Relive the epicness of Umphrey's McGee's triumphant return to Red Rocks Amphitheater June 18th- 20th 2021 this week on the show!
Keep your eyes peeled for Conduit's July issue which will feature a review of this year's Red Rock shows, a look at past shows at the venue and more! Find out how you can snag a copy of Conduit by following the link in the episode notes.
Conversation with Mike Racky
This week I am pleased to welcome my guest, pedal steel player, Umphrey's McGee collaborator and ring leader of many bands, Mike Racky.
Mike and I talk about a whole bunch of topics like:
* His family and how the records that he listened to as a kid were so big in cultivating his interested in the pedal steel.
*The bands that he’s in, The Tractor Kings, The Morning Sides, Steel Your Face, Fate Nite, Handsome Man’s Gentlemen’s Club, what they’ve been up to during the pandemic, what they have coming up and their (in my opinion world record breaking) handsome across America NY 2020 celebration where they played each NYE/ midnight celebration for each time zone.
* What musicians inspire him
* What he never leaves home for tour without
* His recent appearance on the Jambase “ClusterFlies” compilation which featured the Phish track “Twist” reimagined by Brendan Bayliss (available now on all music streaming platforms)
* How he became friends with Bayliss and shares a crazy “Hard Days Night” type story
* The first time he played on stage with the band and the first time he played on stage with them at Summer Camp Music Festival back in 2008.
* 2020 as a whole for his as a musician
* Wine Not
* The Brendan and Jake aka S****y Limo Christmas show – and whole bunch more!
Crofoot Festival Grounds, Pontiac, MI, May 28th + May 29th
Tune in this week to hear a full run down of the two nights Umphrey's McGee played at Crofoot Festival Grounds on May 28th and May 29th.
Don't miss June's issue of Conduit Magazine which will feature an in depth look at Umphrey's McGee Spring 2021 Plan Bee Tour! Check out datcmediacompany.com to subscribe!
Well, if you’re an Umphreak!
Love it. By a fan, for the fans. Great ingenuity, now you get to talk with the band!