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Published: 2012/09/17

Umphrey’s McGee and Railroad Earth Share "Kashmir" at Red Rocks

A look at Umphrey’s McGee’s Red Rocks set via Lighting Designer Jeff Waful’s Twitter

Umphrey’s McGee played their biggest two-set headlining show to date at Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheater on Friday night. Railroad Earth co-headlined the gig and closed their opening set with the appropriate The Black Bear Sessions number “Colorado.” During Umphrey’s McGee’s first encore, the members of Railroad Earth returned to the stage to join in on an all-star version of Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir.”

While in the area, both Umphrey’s McGee and Railroad Earth also played much smaller shows at Boulder, CO’s Boulder Theater. Railroad Earth headlined the venue on Thursday, with John Skehan and Andy Goessling opening their two-set show alone onstage playing mandolin. The musicians covered Bill Monroe’s “Ashland Breakdown” to commemorate what would have been the bluegrass legend’s 101st birthday before the rest of the band took the stage.

Then, on Saturday Umphrey’s McGee crammed into the intimate room. The group marked the occasion by debuting the full version of their new original “Liberty Echo,” a song they first introduced at their UM Bowl III event in April.

Umphrey’s McGee will perform at Birmingham, AL’s Workplay Soundstage on Wednesday.

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