Dave Matthews Band Welcomes Oteil Burbridge On This Date In 2019
Watch the bassist join his old pals for "#41."
Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge was Dave Matthews Band‘s special guest on this date in 2019 at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach, Florida. Burbridge emerged towards the end of the show to augment DMB on an 11+ minute version of “#41.”
Oteil’s history with the Dave Matthews Band dates back to this date in 1993, when Burbridge sat-in with the group at The Flood Zone in Richmond, Virginia. The bassist added to “#36” and “True Reflections,” the final two songs of the concert on July 27, 1993.
Twenty-six years later, Oteil joined his old friends for a nicely extended “#41” in which he took a lengthy solo. Burbridge showed off his scatting skills throughout. “#41” was the 16th tune of DMB’s 21-song performance in West Palm Beach. The show was also notable for hosting the first full-band version of “I’ll Back You Up” since July 1, 2015.
DMB shared official video of the entire show last year as part of the DMB Drive-In archival video series. Watch the concert below via the JamBase Live Video Archive and head right to “#41” to see Oteil’s guest spot:
Setlist via DMB Almanac
Set One: One Sweet World, Two Step > Anyone Seen The Bridge > Too Much, Do You Remember, Crush, Again And Again, Satellite, The Stone, Everyday, I’ll Back You Up , Jimi Thing > Sexy M.F. > Back In Black > Stayin’ Alive, Fly Like An Eagle, Joyride, Come Tomorrow, She, #41 , Shake Me Like A Monkey, Stay Or Leave, Stay (Wasting Time)
Encore: Corn Bread, Ants Marching
 first time played since July 1, 2015
 with Oteil Burbridge
[Originally Published: July 27, 2020]