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Published: 2012/04/27

Buddy Guy Joins Umphrey’s McGee for "Chicago" Night

Photo via UM lighting designer Jeff Waful’s Twitter page

Umphrey’s McGee played a semi-private show at Chicago’s Park West last night. The performance was originally intended to be a closed ‘thank you’ show for volunteers of the Choose Chicago city project but some additional tickets were inadvertently released to the general public. As promised, the show featured the band’s new Chicago anthem, the appropriately titled “Chicago,” which was introduced by Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts. The single-set performance also featured Umhrey’s McGee’s other signature Chicago anthem, “In the Kitchen.”

In addition, near the end of the set, Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy joined the band on guitar for “Hoochie Coochie Man” and “Damn Right I Got The Blues.” Guy and members of the Windy City group Chicago contributed to the studio version of “Chicago.”

Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via The Bort

Thursday, April 26, Park West, Chicago, IL

Nip Trix> Conduit, Kitchen, Chicago(*), Miami Virtue, End of the Road, Booth Love, Baba O’ Riley, Partyin Peeps, Puppet String, Hoochie Coochie Man(**), Damn Right I Got The Blues(**)

Encore: Africa, Nemo

(*) Introduced by Cubs owner
(**) w/Buddy Guy


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guitarissts April 27, 2012, 02:48:04

George “Buddy” Guy is an American blues guitar player and a singer-songwriter. He is a pioneer of the Chicago blues sound and has served as an influential to some of the most notable musician of his generation. He is best known for playing his guitar with his drumstick or rolling into the audiance while playing solos. He was ranked thirtienth in Rolling Stones magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarist of All Time”.

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