What Umphrey’s McGee does do very well is use their Rock & Roll instrumentation to improvise and expand their musical vision while including the audience in ways that some of those previously mentioned genres never did.
Mother Maybelle Carter was a member of
the Carter Family, whose infamous 1927 recordings in Bristol, Tenn.,
(along with Jimmie Rodgers, Blind Alfred Reed and others) brought
Country music to the masses.