Trombonist Audrey Ochoa Joins Dave Matthews Band In Vancouver

Watch the renowned Canadian trombonist on “Jimi Thing.”

By Nate Todd Nov 3, 2022 1:12 pm PDT

Dave Matthews Band kicked off their 2022 Fall Tour at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Wednesday. Saxophonist Jeff Coffin and trumpeter Rashawn Ross were augmented in the horn section by trombonist Audrey Ochoa for a pair of tunes in the Pacific Northwest.

DMB got the concert underway with “When The World Ends” ahead of an early set “Pantala Naga Pampa” and “Rapunzel.” “Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)” then came ahead of the 2021 debut, “Madman’s Eyes.” “Grace Is Gone” and the vintage “Drive In Drive Out” followed before the band ran through the Led Zeppelin standout “Fool In The Rain.”

The recently resurfaced “The Riff” came next followed by the classic “Lover Lay Down” and “Grey Street” off 2002’s Busted Stuff. Another newish tune, “The Ocean And The Butterfly,” prefaced “Rooftop” before Dave welcomed Audrey Ochoa on trombone for the favorite “Jimi Thing.”

“I don’t know if you noticed but there appears to be another horn player,” Matthews said. “I want to introduce you to Audrey Ochoa she’s gonna help us out on a couple tunes.” The band then launched into “Jimi Thing.” Dave led the band through the classic ahead of a spicy exchange between guitarist Tim Reynolds and keyboardist Buddy Strong. But renowned Canadian trombonist Audrey Ochoa stole the stage with a rowdy solo that had Dave dancing.

Watch “Jimi Thing” with Audrey Ochoa below:


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Audrey would stick around for “Can’t Stop” before the band went it alone for “Stolen Away on 55th & 3rd.” DMB closed out the set with “Why I Am” ahead of an encore of “Come Tomorrow” and “Warehouse.” DMB fall tour rolls on. Check out the itinerary:

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Setlist (via DMB Almanac)

Set: When the World Ends, Pantala Naga Pampa » Rapunzel, Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin), Madman’s Eyes, Grace Is Gone, Drive In Drive Out, Fool in the Rain, The Riff, Lover Lay Down, Grey Street, The Ocean and the Butterfly, Rooftop, Jimi Thing*, Can’t Stop*, Stolen Away on 55th & 3rd, Don’t Drink the Water, Louisiana Bayou, Why I Am

Encore: Come Tomorrow, Warehouse

Notes:

*w/ Audrey Ochoa

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