Umphrey's rolled into Austin, Texas ready to rage at what has been their 4/20 destination spot for three years running: the famous Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheatre. Spirits were high as fans swarmed Red River and started flowing into the venue for the highly anticipated sold out show.
The band started the night off on fire with a stellar "Utopian Fir" sandwich. Fan favorites "In The Kitchen" and "Hurt Bird Bath" stood out as Jake Cinninger delivered with his signature guitar wizardry. Brendan Bayliss took the lead in "Loose Ends" and showcased vocal abilities that seemed to send a warm wave over the crowd. The set continued to cook as they broke into a spectacular cover of The Allman Brothers' "Jessica", allowing Joel Cummins to showcase his impressive piano skills. On top of it all, Waful lit up the night with an awe-inspiring array of colors that weaved through the leaves of the venue's oak trees. "Puppet String" closed out the first set with monumental energy and deep bass lines provided by Ryan Stasik, leaving the crowd hungry for more.
The second set maintained the intensity as Umphrey's busted out a huge "JaJunk," followed by a shredding version of "Push The Pig". Fans were then treated to a perfect reggae mashup titled "Life During Exodus" which blended covers of Bob Marley's "Exodus" and the Talking Heads' "Life During Wartime." The encore revisited the reggae vibe with "FF" leading into the longest jam of the night during "Divisions" which showcased amazing percussion solos by Kris Myers and Andy Farag.