Just weeks after the Dave Matthews Band reunited with backing
vocalists The Lovely Ladies, the group welcomed another frequent guest who hasn't
performed with them in a while to sit-in this past weekend. Banjoist Bela Fleck guested
with the DMB on Friday night for three songs on Friday night in Cuyahoga Falls, OH and
then again on Saturday night for five songs in Burgettstown, PA.
Bela has a long history of sitting in with the Dave Matthews Band that dates back to
December 28, 1996. Fleck had guested with the group over 50 times between 1996 and June 6,
2008 - the last time he sat in before this past weekend. On Friday night, Bela first
emerged during the acoustic opening set for "Snow Outside" and returned in the electric
set for "Spaceman" and "Grace Is Gone." On Saturday night, Fleck performed on "Don't Drink
The Water," "Typical Situation," "Drunken Soldier," "Corn Bread" and "Grey Street" within
the electric set.
Saturday's show at the First Niagara Pavilion also featured the first "Christmas Song"
since December 22, 2012.
We've compiled a handful of fan-shot videos featuring Fleck & The DMB that have surfaced
Friday, June 27:
[Snow Outside shot by Tommy
[Spaceman shot by Tommy
[Grace Is Gone shot by Tankthearmytank]
Saturday, June 28:
[Don't Drink The Water shot by MyWorldIsMusic]
[Typical Situation shot by cxpc]
[Drunken Soldier > Cornbread shot by cxpc]
[Published on: 6/30/14]