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Umphrey’s McGee is Doing O.K.

Things keep getting better and better in 2005 for jam band Umphrey’s McGee as they continue to get recognition for their hard work. The Chicago Music Awards named them the “Best Rock Entertainer of the Year.” Also, the Jammys, an award that recognizes the best in live music performance, has nominated Umphrey’s in three categories: “Best Album” for Anchor Drops, “Best Song” for “In The Kitchen,” and “Best Live Performance” (with moe.) Bonnaroo Music Festival, 6/11/04. The results will be announced on April 26 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, NYC. During the festivities, which are produced by Relix Magazine, Jambands.com and Peter Shapiro, Umphrey’s will be performing and they will also host a late night show at B.B. Kings.

During February, Umphrey’s was in the studio working on their fifth studio album with Kevin Browning, who exclusively handles Umphrey’s sound at live shows and for all released recordings. The new release is scheduled for release in early 2006

The complete list of their current tour dates is as follows:

Tue Apr 26 B.B. King Blues Club, New York NY
Thu April 28 Copper Dragon Carbondale IL
Fri April 29 Orpheum Theatre, NOLA
Sat Apr 30 Tipitina’s Uptown NOLA
Tue May 3 Marquee Theatre, Tempe AZ
Wed May 4 Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach CA
Thur May 5 Key Club, West Hollywood, CA
Fri May 6 Great American Music Hall San Francisco CA
Sat May 7 Great American Music Hall San Francisco CA
Sun May 8 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco CA
Tue May 10 Crystal Bay Club, Crystal Bay NV
Wed May 11 W.O.W. Hall, Eugene OR
Thu May 12 Richards on Richards, Vancouver B.C.
Fri May 13 Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
Sat May 14 The Showbox, Seattle WA
June 1 Rococa Theatre, Lincoln, Nebraska
June 2 Simon Estes Amphitheatre, Des Moines Iowa
June 8 Headliners Music Hall, Louisville KY
June 11Bonnaroo Music Festival Manchester TN
June 16-17 Wakarusa Festival Lawrence, KS
July 4 Naperville Rib Fest, Naperville IL

More dates to be announced soon.

For more information visit www.umphreys.com

About Gordon S. Miller

Gordon S. Miller is the artist formerly known as El Bicho, the nom de plume he used when he first began reviewing movies online for The Masked Movie Snobs in 2003. Before the year was out, he became that site's publisher. Over the years, he has also contributed to a number of other sites as a writer and editor, such as FilmRadar, Film School Rejects, High Def Digest, and Blogcritics. He is the Publisher of Cinema Sentries. Some of his random thoughts can be found at twitter.com/ElBicho_CS

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