Video: Umphrey's McGee: "Call To Arms" (Cover by Sturgill Simpson)
Debut cover of 2016 Grammy nominated Sturgill Simpson's "Call To Arms" to close the second set of Umphrey's McGee's NYE Homecoming at The Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL.
Live from the Sold Out Aragon Ballroom in Chicago on 12/31/2016, featuring Mad Dog's Filthy Little Secret Horns. Download audio of the full show: http://bit.ly/um123116Subscribe to Umphrey’s on YouTube http://bit.ly/umvideoFilmed by TourGigs. Thumbnail image by Abby Fox.
It is also worth noting that while this was a debut cover of the song, it wasn't Umphrey's first time covering Sturgill Simpson. While technically, perhaps better categorized as more of a "nod". On 10/21/16 at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, PA, the band played ua semi irregular cover of the Nirvana song "In Bloom", but rather then their usual Nirvans take, they opted for a take on the song "in the style of Sturgill Simpson'". Thus playing the version of the song, honoring.the interpretation from Simpson's fore mentioned , Grammy nominated record; A Sailors Guide to Earth.