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Published: 2010/01/11

Auld Lang Syne: Umphrey’s McGee, North Mississippi Allstars, The Whigs…

As we officially enter 2010, we asked a number of musicians, writers and other members of the Jambands.com/Relix community to look back at both the past year and the past decade. What Jammy winning guitarist recued two dogs from the humane society? Which manager listened to nothing but Jay-Z and Pavement for most of August? Which keyboardist is “that guy” who took his young daughter to a Dead show? Read on to find out and be sure to check out Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four and Part Five of our Auld Lang Syne series to see what members of Widespread Panic, Galactic, Kyle Hollingsworth, the Antlers, Drive-By Truckers, Danny Barnes moe., Brett Dennen, Tea Leaf Green, Railroad Earth, Rouge Wave, Chris Frantz, Eric Krasno, Dodos and a number of other musicians have to say about the past twelve months.

JAKE CINNINGER (UMPHREY’S MCGEE)

What will you remember most about 2009?

What I most remember is what I’m trying most to forget! But really, if I had to pick one highlight in my personal life, would be saving two beautiful dogs from the humane society.

What album or albums appeared most often in your iTunes?

The Blue Oyster Cult catalogue

What was your favorite show or tour in 2009?

The Umphrey’s late fall West Coast tour where we seemed to hit a new improvisational stride. Especially the S2 (Stew Art Series) event in Portland, OR at the Crystal Ballroom

What emerging band should readers watch out for in 2010?

The Ugly Suit

What artist or artists will be most synonymous with the past decade?

As far as real rock bands go, Foo Fighters or Pearl Jam

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JASON BAU (HARD HEAD MANAGEMENT)

What will you remember most about 2009?

Danny Devito in skinny jeans.

What album or albums appeared most often in your iTunes?

Albums:
The Avett Brothers I and Love and You
Q-Tip Kamaal The Abstract
Gov’t Mule By A Thread
Built To Spill There Is No Enemy
Rod Stewart Soulbook
Neil Young Archives Vol. 1 1963-1972

Playlist:
Pavement & Jay-Z—Inspired by the amazing “Slack Album,” I loaded every Pavement and Jay-Z songs (1000+ songs), hit shuffle and didn’t listen to anything else for a couple weeks in August. Would have been longer if that Avetts record hadn’t come out :)

What was your favorite show or tour in 2009?

The Avett Brothers Terminal 5 10/17/09
Built To Spill Music Hall of Williamsburg 10/14/09
Phish Hartford 8/14/09
Gov’t Mule (Rolling Stones set w/ Jackie Greene) 10/31/09

What emerging band should readers watch out for in 2010?

Eric Krasno & Chapter 2. With Kraz, Deitch and Nigel Hall, there is too much talent, soul and heart for them not to get noticed. Deitch is just otherworldly on drums and Nigel IS soul music.

What artist or artists will be most synonymous with the past decade?

The “Aught’s” was all about the iPod, so every band, song, artists, album., playlist, etc has a place somewhere in my (cluttered) brain.

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