Words + Photos by Tom Dellinger

Umphrey’s McGee dropped in to the Fox Theater in Oakland over the weekend, playing to a near-capacity crowd of West Coast fans. A high-energy, crowd pleasing set from New Orleans-based The Revivalists warmed up the audience before Umphrey’s dug into the first of two sets.

Known for lengthy, intricate, and nuanced jams, the band rolled through their catalog at a comfortable pace with plenty of jaw-dropping moments along the way. Always a visual treat to witness, the prog rockers’ musicianship is equally as spectacular as they deftly explored wide sonic worlds. Adding yet another dimension, jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman was also in the line up for much of the evening. Tom Dellinger reporting from California…


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