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This snow-covered chapter is all about Kris Myers of Umphrey's McGee. Kris tells us about his first drumset at eight years old all the way up to the upcoming Umphrey's tour. Kris Myers talks about his college days of studying jazz, touring with his school jazz ensemble and playing weddings on the weekends. He covers the transition from his band Kick The Cat to coming into the UM fold. Then come the stories...Chris Poland (formerly of Megadeth), Buckethead, Les Claypool, Huey Lewis (!!!), Adrian Belew of King Crimson...a truly amazing list. But for as big of a band as Umphrey's McGee is there is a lot of diy to be discussed. Umphrey's McGee have started their own label and Kris has started his own production company called Good Night Nurse. This is good inspirational stuff.
The raw footage of this chapter is available on the youtube channel and you can get extra unedited footage that was edited out of the podcast. (Link is below)
In the intro I talk a little bit about this beautiful phenomenon called metal band camp gift club. We had our first google hangout. The website looks beautiful. The birthday thing is taking off. Things are well. Check the links below and join the "spread metal joy" movement. We love you. Take care. Bye-bye.