What is a Zonkey?
Other than a strange, new word that likely won’t wind up in Webster’s, it’s the name of the latest album from jam band Umphrey’s McGhee.
The group have taken their unique melding of prog rock, classic rock, and jam band virtuosity into a new realm. According to the group’s website,
“Umphrey’s McGee has been arranging and performing original mashups live for over eight years. It was only a matter of when, not if, some of those innovative concoctions would find their way into a studio. An album of 12 unique mashups, conceived and arranged by the band. ZONKEY is as seamless as it bizarre, playful as it is razor sharp. Bits and pieces of classic songs are culled from 40+ years of popular music from 70s Reggae to 80s Pop to 90s Metal and everywhere in between. From Radiohead mashed with Beck, The Weeknd with Fleetwood Mac, Talking Heads with Bob Marley, Metallica with Gorillaz . . . nothing is off limits.”
On Umphrey’s McGee Zonkey Track-By-Track Premiere, keyboardist Joel Cummins will take Jam On listeners track-by-track through the album. You can hear it on Jam On:
- Thursday, November 10th, 9:00 am – 10:00 am ET
- Friday, November 11th, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET
- Saturday, November 12th, 10:00 am – 11:00 am ET
- Sunday, November 13th, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET
- Monday, November 14th, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET