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Umphrey’s McGee — The Mantis Monologues (Pony and Jaco)


We conclude our four-part series on Umphrey’s McGee as sits down with bassist Ryan Stasik. This feature presents a view from the band’s engine room after discussions with the dual guitarist/vocalists (Jake Cinninger and Brendan Bayliss) and the keyboardist (Joel Cummins). Indeed, Stasik has some interesting comments both from the periphery and the inner workings of the group’s complex machinations, and he’s intensely honest about his role within the overall Umphrey’s framework. We follow Stasik’s dialogue section (again, our title for the series with its vision of singular monologues begs a bit of artistic license here) with a return to a conversation with Cinninger who began the series, and fittingly puts the final touches on its conclusion. (more…)


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