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Umphrey’s McGee blends musical genres

Chicago's Umphrey's McGee brings progressive and jam attitudes to the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park tonight. From left are Andy Farag, Jake Cinninger, Joel Cummins, Brendan Bayliss, Kris Myers and  Ryan Stasik.
Chicago's Umphrey's McGee brings progressive and jam attitudes to the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park tonight. From left are Andy Farag, Jake Cinninger, Joel Cummins, Brendan Bayliss, Kris Myers and Ryan Stasik.
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When people think about jam bands, they think about the Grateful Dead and Phish. Fans who choose progressive rock can play King Crimson and Yes. If classic metal is mood music, Iron Maiden and Metallica are on the favorite list. Joel Cummins thinks all three genres are in the mix with highly regarded Umphrey’s McGee. The six-man “progressive improvisation” band will bring a long, jam-type show to the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park tonight. ...

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