Music that moves us.

Brendan Bayliss — The Mantis Monologues (interview)

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With some artistic license regarding the use of the word “Monologues,” continues its series with the members of Umphrey’s McGee as they discuss the new Mantis album, its recording process, and life on and off the road during the second decade of the Chicago jamband. Part II features guitarist/vocalist Brendan Bayliss, who has always proved to be not only a perfect foil to his guitarist counterpart, Jake Cinninger, featured in Part I of our series, but an engaging lyricist and musician who helps unite the band and adds a resonating definition to its often exhilarating music. Bayliss is also candid and honest without ever losing the grounded sense of humor that appears to define his character as much as his skills as an expert artistic craftsman. (more…)


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