Umphrey’s McGee, Greensky Bluegrass and Marcus King Collaborations Highlight Inaugural 4848 Festival
West Virginia hosted its inaugural 4848 Festival this past weekend at the Snowshoe Mountain Resort in Snowshoe, WV, and the three-day gathering was highlighted by two offerings from Greensky Bluegrass and set from fellow headliners Umphrey’s McGee, who welcomed members of Greensky on Saturday evening.
First up were Greensky, who opened up their weekend on Thursday with a weather-delayed one-set performance (truncated from the promised two-set affair) that featured the band’s debut of Tyler Childers’ “Universal Sound.” Returning to the stage on Friday, Greensky welcomed a few friends to the stage throughout their two sets, including Joshua Davis, who lent his guitar and vocal skills to “Delta 88” early on in the first set. To close out that frame, Greensky brought up guitarist Marcus King, who also played 4848 Festival with his own band, for “I’d Probably Kill You” and “Ain’t No Bread in the Breadbox.” For set two, Greensky welcomed guitarist Cris Jacobs to sing and play on “Past My Prime” and “Bone Digger.”
On Saturday evening, Umphrey’s McGee delivered their own one-set headlining performance, which included a major “Nothing Too Fancy” collaboration that saw UM host Greensky Bluegrass mandolinist/vocalist Paul Hoffman and his bandmate and dobroist Anders Beck, along with guitarist Billy Strings.
Check out Umphrey’s and Greensky’s full setlists below, along with fan-shot video of the Greensky/Marcus King and UM/Greensky/Billy Strings collaborations (note: the first two videos’ titles are switched—”I’d Probably Kill You” is the first video below). Next up for Greensky Bluegrass is a July 17 show in Norfolk, VA, while Umphrey’s McGee head to Raleigh, NC, for a July 18 performance.
4848 Festival – Snowshoe, WV
Thursday (Billed as two-set show, shortened to one long set due to pre-show weather delay):
Take Cover, Do It Alone, Universal Sound*, All Four, Ashes, Hit Parade of Love, Don’t Lie, Middle Mountain Towns, The Radio Blues, What You Need, Just Listening, Worried About the Weather> Dry County> Time> Breathe Reprise> Worried About the Weather
Enc: Keep on Going
Notes: * first time played
4848 Festival – Snowshoe, WV
Set I:Windshield, Living Over, Delta 88*, Murder of Crows, Run or Die, In Control> A Letter to Seymour> I’d Probably Kill You^, Ain’t No Bread in the Breadbox^
Set II: Burn Them, Past My Prime+> Bone Digger+, Wish I Didn’t Know, Courage for the Road> It’s Not Mine Anymore> Courage for the Road, Old Barns, Wings for Wheels, Leap Year
Enc:Before Bring Out Your Dead> Bring Out Your Dead
Notes: * w/ Joshua Davis
^ w/ Marcus King
+ w/ Cris Jacobs
4848 Festival Snowshoe Mountain Resort • Snowshoe, WV
October Rain > Dump City, White Man’s Moccasins, Der Bluten Kat > Mullet Over > Der Bluten Kat, Higgins, Bad Poker, Nothing Too Fancy*, Outshined
Enc: 2×2, In The Kitchen > The Floor
Notes: * w/ Anders Beck, Paul Hoffman and Billy Strings