Midwestern Icons of Improvised Rock Auction Autographed Items for Bob Moog Foundation
In October of 2008 Umphrey’s McGee, long-time Moog enthusiasts and present day rock icons, headlined Moogfest at the Hammerstein Ball Room in New York City. Their fantastic set included keyboardist Joel Cummins swooning the crowd with his masterful playing of the Moog Voyager and Jake Cinninger blowing everybody away with his skills on the new Moog Guitar.
A few months later, in February 2009, Umphrey’s McGee and the Bob Moog Foundation joined forces to present an Umphrey’s McGee Gets Mooged-Out pre-show at MoDaddy’s in Asheville, NC. The band thrilled a packed room with all music being processed through moogerfooger effect pedals. This experimental sonic event was an incredible experience for the fans and band alike . Joel put the Moog Voyager through its paces while Jake and Brendan accompanied him on the Moog Little Phatty. Andy, Kris and Ryan were hooked up to moogerfoogers and enjoyed new realms of sonic expression. The show raised over $4,000 for the Bob Moog Foundation.
In a continuing effort to support the Bob Moog Foundation’s mission toeducate and inspire people through electronic music, and their effort tobuild a Moogseum in Asheville, NC, Umphrey’s McGee is donating the following items to be auctioned on eBay, with all proceeds going to the foundation:
Auction items include:
1.) Signed Mantis Deluxe Edition
2.) Signed Poster from September 8, 2006 St. Pat’s Park, South Bend Indiana
3.) Signed Poster from April 8, 2008 Egyptian Theatre, Dekalb, Illinois
The auction will begin today, November 2nd at Noon CT, and will only go for
seven days, so let the bidding begin!
Here are the links to the items:
Many thanks to all of the guys in the band for their ongoing support and to band manager Vince Iwinski for facilitating the auction!