Wakarusa Spotlight: Umphrey's McGee, The Motet & Snarky Puppy
Words By J-man
When looking over the Wakarusa 2012 line-up, so many artists jump out as crucial to the experience that many of our readers seek. But possibly none more so than Umphrey's McGee, The Motet and Snarky Puppy! For many, it boils down to energy and between the three bands featured in this spotlight, there is absolutely no shortage of energy.
We begin with one of the headliners, who as of late has taken over the scene. Their consistent touring, combined with the exponential rate at which they are selling out venues across the country has help to build a loyal and ever increasing fanbases. Umphrey's McGee is absolutely one of the most sought out powerhouses on the festival scene.
Umphreys McGee Live at The Wilma Theater on March 25, 2012.
Set 1: Flamethrower > 2nd Self, Professor Wormbog, Loose Ends*, Nothing Too Fancy > The Haunt, End Of The Road, Much Obliged > Cherub Rock, Rocker Part 2
Set 2: Jajunk, August, Through The Cracks, Thin Air, Conduit, Time > Cemetery Walk II**
Encore: Got Your Milk (Right Here), Nothing Too Fancy
* debut, original
** with Demolition Man (The Police) jam
Colorado's best kept secret will be making it's way across state lines to spread the funky message to the midwest. For many who have only heard about The Motet, Wakarusa will mark a weekend, a long time in the making. Be sure to check the schedule when it's announced and circle The Motet from the get go.
The Motet Live at Cervantes on January 27, 2012.
Set 1: King Solomon's, Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin's Tower, Sampson and Delilah, Estimated Prophet, Dancing in the Streets, Scarlet Begonias
Set 2: The Other One > The Music Never Stopped > Casey Jones, They Love Each Other, St. Stephen, Loose Lucy, Fire On The Mountain, Lovelight, And We Bid You Goodnight, China Cat, Shakedown Street
The last of our selected three may be an unknown to many. However, following Wakarusa, rest assured that will change. Their consistency, groove and talent will pull fans from so many different genres to catch a glimpse of this live experience. Snarky Puppy is not to be missed!
Snarky Puppy Live at Bear Creek Music Festival on November 13, 2011.
For information on Wakarusa, the complete line-up, activities, tickets, etc. visit www.wakarusa.com