Watch Dave Matthews Band & Béla Fleck And The Flecktones Perform 23-Minute ‘Two Step’ On This Date In 2002

See the top notch musicians team for the DMB classic 20 years ago today.

By Nate Todd Apr 21, 2022 9:36 am PDT

Dave Matthews Band and Béla Fleck and the Flecktones teamed up for “Two Step” on this date in 2002. DMB welcomed Béla and company to close out the main set with a 23-minute version of the classic. JamBase takes a look at the collaboration for this edition of Throwback Thursday.

Dave Matthews Band and Béla Fleck And The Flecktones go back a long way. The bands went on tour together beginning in 1996 and delivered a number of memorable collaborations, most notably a pairing of “#41” with The Flecktones’ “Soujourn Of Arjuna.” Béla contributed to DMB’s 1998 album Before These Crowded Streets. The groups are also linked through now DMB, former Flecktones saxophonist, Jeff Coffin, who joined the band in 2008.

Six years previous, DMB and The Flecktones were on separate tours, but managed to get together in Montreal on this date in 2002. This time the bands teamed up for a massive “Two Step” to close out DMB’s main set. These are top-notch musicians: bassists Victor Wooten and Stefan Lessard, drummers Carter Beauford and Futureman, Jeff Coffin and late DMB saxophonist LeRoi Moore. The stellar fiddler Boyd Tinsley and original DMB keyboardist Butch Taylor. Dave and Béla. It’s an amazing collaboration.

Watch DMB with Béla Fleck And The Flecktones on “Two Step” below:


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Setlist

Set: So Much to Say, Granny, You Never Know, Lover Lay Down, Pantala Naga Pampa » Rapunzel, Big Eyed Fish » Bartender, What You Are, Crush, Grey Street, Where Are You Going, Drive In Drive Out, Pig, Sleep to Dream Her » Grace Is Gone, Raven, Two Step*

Encore: Funny How Time Slips Away, #40 [partial], Ants Marching

* – w/ The Flecktones

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