Dave Matthews Performs Verizon Pay it Forward Livestream
Dave Matthews delivered a livestream performance from his home in Seattle as part of Verizon’s Pay It Forward performance series to support small businesses during the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. Dave delivered a 10-song set that included a bust out of the Pete Seger popularized traditional “Rye Whiskey.”
Matthews kicked off his set with “Save Me” off of his 2003 debut solo album, Some Devil, which included a “Can’t Stop” intro. Dave then took the time to address the death of George Floyd before performing “Bartender,” which contained a “Don’t Drink The Water” interpolation and the first “This Land Is Your Land” interpolation in “Bartender” since 2002, as per DMB Almanac. Matthews then addressed the coronavirus pandemic and spoke about some of his favorite local businesses and how they are adapting. He then forgot to switch guitars for the classic “Sattelite” and has to abort the first attempt but has great success on the second.
Dave continued with “Little Red Bird,” which he dedicated to his friends on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. Matthews then busts out the traditional “Rye Whiskey,” which was last played on September 19, 2018. Vintage Dave Matthews Band tune “What Would You Say” followed after which he waxes hilarious about wearing pants in stores and not being a “big baby” about wearing masks. Relatively new tune, “Come Tomorrow,” the title track to DMB’s 2018 album, came next. Matthews then returned to Some Devil with “Stay Or Leave.” The classic “Crush” followed ahead of set closer “Shadows On The Wall,” a brand new tune debuted by Dave on March 26.
Watch Dave Matthews’ entire Verizon Pay It Forward livestream set below:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaka4WC4fK0
Setlist via DMB Almanac
Save Me, Bartender, Satellite, Little Red Bird, Rye Whiskey, What Would You Say, Come Tomorrow, Stay Or Leave, Crush, Shadows On The Wall
1 – Can’t Stop intro
2 – This Land Is Your Land and Don’t Drink the Water interpolations
3 – dedicated to Dave’s friends at the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota