The USAF Heritage of America Band presents Jake Cinninger of “Umphrey’s McGee” with the “Blue Aces,” performing “No Diablo” off the Umphrey’s McGee album “Similar Skin.”
According to Relix:
In February 2015 when Umphrey’s McGee toured through the Hampton Roads Virginia area, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Aaron Weibe reached out to UM guitarist Jake Cinninger. Weibe, the lead guitarist for the Blue Aces (a group that is part of the US Air Force Heritage of America Band from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA), invited Cinninger to the base to teach a master class. Cinninger’s day included a guest appearance with the Blue Aces on the Umphrey’s original “No Diablo” from _Similar Skin_. The events are captured on a video we premiere today as serves as the pilot episode of a new series from the USAF Heritage of America Band.
Air Force Bands are part of Air Force Public Affairs and home to active duty Airman that are professional musicians for the Air Force. They have the responsibility of representing the Air Force to the American public and the international community. Their mission is multi-faceted including morale concerts for troops deployed all around the world, working closely with US Embassy’s to foster relationships with host nation countries, recruiting, and inspiring others towards military service.
Rock on! \mm/