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Published: 2018/01/29

Umphrey’s McGee Honor Original Drummer Mike Mirro in Pennsylvania

Brian Stollery

After wrapping up a two-night stand at Philadelphia’s Fillmore, Umphrey’s McGee moved to Jim Thorpe, PA, for a show at Penn’s Peak that featured a special tribute to original UM drummer Mike Mirro, who was with the band until 2002 and passed away on January 30, 2014.

The tribute came at the encore of the show, following a first set that featured a couple of acoustic-guitar numbers (including it’s not us track “You & You Alone) and a second set that offered a cover of Prince’s “I Wanna Be Your Lover.”

UM bassist Ryan Stasik addressed the crowd and spoke about Mirro, recalling the early days of the band when he and the drummer would watch videos of artists like John Scofield. The band then played a cover of Scofield’s “Wabash,” the first time they revisited the tune since 2005, before rounding out the night with the UM classic “Much Obliged.”

See the full setlist below as it appears in our Box Scores section and listen to a recording of the encore via JamBase and taper Nick Blockus.

Umphrey’s McGee
Penn’s Peak Jim Thorpe, PA

Set I: Words, Hurt Bird Bath, Cut the Cable, You & You Alone*, End of the Road*, Sociable Jimmy > Space Funk Booty, 40’s Theme

Set II: Remind Me, Final Word, Red Tape, I Wanna Be Your Lover, Cut Off, Mulche’s Odyssey

Enc: Wabash > Much Obliged^

Notes: *with Jake and Brendan on acoustic guitars
^Encore dedicated to original Umphrey’s McGee drummer Mike Mirro who passed away on 1/30/14

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