Category: Charity

Umphrey’s McGee 2nd Annual Blue Ridge Rockway

Blue Ridge Rockway 2017

From Umphrey’s McGee

“Umphrey’s McGee is thrilled to return to Asheville, North Carolina for the 2nd Annual Blue Ridge Rockway, expanding into a three-night event. This year will feature two nights at the Arena with special guests Greensky Bluegrass on Friday, February 17th & Saturday, February 18th, along with an intimate night at the famed Orange Peel on Sunday, February 19th. That’s right folks, two nights of um-rena rock and a special club show to round out a three-night Asheville takeover.”

“Team umVIP will also pave the way for you to cruise the Rockway in style. We have secured a private umVIP lounge area located in the arena’s club suites, complete with stellar viewing area, flat screens displaying the show, a private cash bar, and snacks. The lounge will also host a private umVIP meet and greet an hour before doors on Saturday, February 18th. Packages also include tickets to all three nights, a private viewing section on the floor, early entry, signed limited edition event poster, exclusive merch item, commemorative laminate, mp3 downloads of both shows, and a dedicated staff member throughout the weekend.”

Websites & Links: | | UMVideo | Facebook


Free Download ~ “I Don’t Have a Gun” by The Hard Working Americans

Hard Working Americans - "I Don't Have a Gun"

From The Hard Working Americans

“To help promote peace, we are offering a free download of the Kimbrough/Womack song ‘I Don’t Have A Gun’ mashed-up with the Gil Scott-Heron penned ‘Work For Peace (The Military and the Monetary)’. Visit Soundcloud to download the song from our debut TRI Studios recording session.”

Websites & Links: | Facebook | Twitter


Umphrey’s McGee Releases Game Tapes to Feed Them With Music

Umphreys - Game Tapes

From Groupees

“Umphrey’s McGee is proud to unveil the first ever publicly available collection, Game Tapes. Shot with the band’s camera from the lighting board and paired with high quality soundboard recordings, these videos put you square in the catbird seat.”

“Choose from 12 videos, two classic studio albums or a live show download and create your custom bundle. All items offered at a fraction of the cost, and every dollar spent buys a meal for the hungry this holiday season via Feed Them With Music.”

“Top donor prizes include: 2 tickets to UM show, a customized voice message from a member of the band (perhaps you can have Joel convince your mom UM is a positive influence on your life or have Stasik tell your boss that you quit), and a umVIP backpack LOADED with Umphrey’s swag including and autographed Hall of Fame: Class of 2011 vinyl, and more. Help spread the word and encourage your friends to get in on the action as the band will roll out even more unreleased videos as various thresholds are met.”

Websites & Links: Game Tapes |


Videos & Setlist ~ Primus at “Benefit for Baby Matthew” in New York, NY 2.9.12

The Benefit for Baby Matthew, Les’ nephew, was at the Gramercy Theatre in New York, NY February 9th, 2012. Videos and playlist by mkdevo on YouTube.

Set 1: To Defy the Laws of Tradition, Fisticuffs, Moron TV, Frizzle Fry, Eternal Consumption Engine, The Toys Go Winding Down, Tommy the Cat,

Set 2: Prelude to a Crawl,Hennepin Crawler, Golden Boy, Mr. Knowitall, Seas of Cheese, Jilly’s on Smack, The Pressman, Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver, Bob, My Name Is Mud

Encore: Lee Van Cleef, John the Fisherman

Websites & Links: | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube


Video ~ Warren Haynes Benefit Concert Vol. 4

From WarrenHaynesOfficial on YouTube
“Promotional video for the Double CD Release Warren Haynes Presents: The Benefit Concert Vol 4 in stores 12/06/11 on Evil Teen Records. This was filmed in 2002 at the Christmas Jam in Asheville, NC.”

Websites & Links: | YouTube


Video: Umphrey’s McGee – Red Rocks & Blue II, Pay What You Want Bundle for Charity


“Umphrey’s McGee is launching the Red Rocks & Blue Bundle, a one of a kind Pay What You Want charity campaign featuring their 2 part documentary Red Rocks and Blue, available for the first time. Every dollar donated to the campaign feeds one meal to the hungry in association with the Feed Them With Music charity, and if our goals of 2,500 and 5,000 meals delivered are reached, all participants will receive unreleased rare tracks from UM. The highest donors will be rewarded with exciting prizes, like the chance to name a UM song and a rare autographed copy of the band’s long out of print debut. This 1-week only event is happening at Groupees, a new platform designed to transform the digital media download into a social event by way of unique exclusive deals on music, games, and video.”

About The Documentary
“This 26 minute two-part documentary is a visually stunning journey through the ins and outs of Umphrey’s McGee and the fabled Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Packed full of live performances, backstage antics, insightful interviews & gorgeous cinematography, this is a must have for the collection.”

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Video ~ Headcount Interviews G. Love and Sam Stollenwerck About Music Helping the Environment

G. Love and Samantha Stollenwerck talk about “Ooh Dee Ooh,” a track they donated to the Patagonia Music Collective to support Surfrider. Visit to buy a song and help the environment. Edited by Greg Bitsky.

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Video ~ Heifer International


“Heifer’s mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth. By giving families a hand-up, not just a hand-out, we empower them to turn lives of hunger and poverty into self-reliance and hope.

With gifts of livestock and training, we help families improve their nutrition and generate income in sustainable ways. We refer to the animals as “living loans” because in exchange for their livestock and training, families agree to give one of its animal’s offspring to another family in need. It’s called Passing on the Gift – a cornerstone of our mission that creates an ever-expanding network of hope and peace.” 

Websites & Links: | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail ~ The Wheel: A Musical Celebration of Jerry Garcia

Jerry Garcia
The Wheel: A Musical Celebration of Jerry Garcia

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All Proceeds from “The Wheel – A Musical Celebration of Jerry Garcia” will benefit the Rex Foundation. Recorded 12/4/10 in San Francisco the benefit concert featured a mixture of Jerry Garcia’s contemporaries and younger jamband musicians playing some of his most well known songs. Many of the artists shared a deep connection with Garcia that dated back to the early 1960s. This collaboration of artists featured Jesse McReynolds, Peter Rowan, David Nelson and members of their bands.

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Available: Umphrey’s McGee “Benefit for Japan” 3.13.11

Umphrey’s McGee
3/13/11 Benefit For Japan, San Francisco, CA

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“Umphrey’s McGee have released their 2 recent San Francisco shows for MP3 and FLAC download only. 3/12 & 3/13 are offered at a reduced price and All Proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross. “Some hard, some dancey, some jammy,” “Great Jamming, nice song selection & high energy, what more could you want?”

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Video ~ TOMS Shoes Haiti

“There are hundreds of thousands of displaced earthquake victims living in camps around Port Au Prince. The living conditions in the camps are appalling and children need to protect their feet. Operation Blessing is teaming up with Partners In Health and Artists For Peace And Justice to distribute Toms shoes…”

Websites & Link: | | | Video from David Darg & Bryn Mooser