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Published: 2006/06/16

Mother Vinegar Mixes It Up With Umprhey’s Axemen, Meltsdown with East Coast Lights

Last weekend, Mother Vinegar enjoyed three significant gigs. Thursday they performed to a sold out New Knoxville Brewery and they debuted a number of songs including aggressive numbers like ‘Think’ and ‘Apples,’ the decidedly prog-rock ‘Microphones’ and even a couple of jazzy numbers called, ‘We’re So Lucky’ and ‘Rich Little White Girl.’ They also were joined midset by Umphrey’s McGee front men Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger who at one point engaged Vinegar axemen Karl Engelmann and Tommy Dennison in a quadruple guitar solo during ‘Latin Up Your Ass’ (which also briefly broached Metallica’s ‘One’). Cinninger and Dennison squared off for some mindblowing dual guitar on the Engelmann-penned Umphrey’s McGee staple ‘Resolution’ which was also a debut for Mother Vinegar.
Saturday they headlined the Andrews Music Festival in Andrews, North Carolina during the day, and that evening their performance at Across The Traxx in Bryson City, North Carolina was recorded for future release on the Live Music Archive.
Tonight, Mother Vinegar will perform acoustically at the Soul Infusion Tea House in Sylva, North Carolina. This will be the first of what will be a series of acoustic performances this summer, including a stop at legendary WNCW radio station in Spindale, North Carolina – this will be streamed on the station’s web site at

Tomorrow night Mother Vinegar returns to the Emerald Lounge in Asheville, NC to headline the Summer Solstice Meltown with East Coast Lights opening. They also will be part of a three band gala at Asheville’s Orange Peel July 27, the details of which will be provided soon. Report by Rob Turner

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