Check out Blind Pilot’s Live Version of “Umpqua Rushing” from the 2016 Pilgrimage Sessions

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Portland indie folk band Blind Pilot found success with the release of their latest album, And Then Like Lions. Reaching #2 on the Billboard Americana/Folk charts last August, a month later the band played alongside Grammy winners Kacey Musgraves, Beck, and legendary punk-folk band Violent Femmes at the second annual Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival. As part of the festival’s 2016 Pilgrimage Sessions, Blind Pilot recorded a live version of their track “Umpqua Rushing,” where the band performed in a cozy, decked out airstream presented by Sixthman. Today we are thrilled to premiere the live video for “Umpqua Rushing” here on Paste.

A duo turned six-piece band, Blind Pilot has been working on creating a signature sound and songs that address personal and relatable topics. Dealing with a string of personal tragedies, including the passing of his father, frontman Israel Nebeker used those experiences to create their heartbreakingly beautiful track, “Umpqua Rushing.” In addition to the player above, fans can head on over to YouTube to check out the video here.

The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival is a two-day event transforming The Park at Harlinsdale Farm into an oasis of music, food, and culture set against the natural amphitheaters and vistas of this former horse farm located in Franklin, TN. With an impressive list of previous performers including Willie Nelson, Steven Tyler, The Suffers, and Shakey Graves among others, and a portion of each ticket sale benefiting the City of Franklin, Franklin Parks and MusiCares®, the festival has been hailed by Rolling Stone as having “established itself as a festival to watch.” For more information on the 2017 Pilgrimage dates, lineup, and updates, head on over to

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