Umphrey’s McGee Debuts Rolling Stones Cover With Kanika Moore In Indianapolis

Umphrey’s McGee was joined by vocalist Kanika Moore for their debut cover of The Rolling Stones classic “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” in Indianapolis on Saturday night. Moore’s guest spot concluded UM’s first set at TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park on percussionist Andy Farag‘s birthday.

Guitarist Brendan Bayliss led the group through “The Silent Type” to get Saturday’s show underway following a set from support act Cory Wong. Next, an “Attachments” that spanned nearly 15 minutes gave way to “Day Nurse.” Bayliss then dedicated “Higgins” to UM’s FOH engineer Chris Mitchell. From there, the crowd cheered “Andy” in honor of Farag’s birthday before the sextet launched into a “Prowler” that led into “2nd Self.”

Kanika Moore, bassist Ryan Stasik‘s Doom Flamingo bandmate, emerged after “2nd Self” to front Umphrey’s on their first ever “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” The set-closing cover came just weeks after the death of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts.

Umphrey’s returned to begin the second set with “Flamethrower,” an instrumental last played on December 27, 2019 — a span of 77 shows. “Flamethrower” led into “The Floor.” Bayliss had the audience say happy birthday to Farag ahead of an adventurous “The Triple Wide.” Next came an unfinished “Puppet String” that bled into “Go To Hell” and lengthy “August.” The six-piece went on to close the set by working “Plunger” into the end of “Puppet String.” Saturday’s encore featured a cover of Warren G and Nate Dogg’s “Regulate” within “In The Kitchen.” Andy “Cousin Eli” Farag took center stage on a “Regulate” that was connected to the end of “In The Kitchen” by drummer Kris Myers singing Michael McDonald’s “I Keep Forgettin’.”

Watch pro-shot video featuring Saturday’s UM concert along with Cory Wong’s opening set:

Setlist (via All Things Umphreys)

Set One: The Silent Type, Attachments > Day Nurse, Higgins, Prowler > 2nd Self, (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction[1]

Set Two: Flamethrower > The Floor, The Triple Wide[2], Puppet String > Go to Hell, August, Plunger > Puppet String

Encore: In The Kitchen > Regulate > In The Kitchen

  • [1] debut, The Rolling Stones; with Kanika Moore on vocals
  • [2] with Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin) tease