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Dave Matthews Band headed north of the border delivering a pair of tour debuts last night in at Centre Bell.
Dave Matthews unearthed “Christmas Song” for the first time since 2014 last night at TD Garden in Boston.
Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds will be joined by Warren Haynes and more at the all-inclusive Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds Riviera Maya 2019 in Mexico.
Dave Matthews Band welcomed longtime friend Warren Haynes for a pair of songs during a guest-filled evening at Madison Square Garden.
Watch multi-cam video of Warren Haynes’ recent performance of Neil Young’s “Cortez The Killer” with Dave Matthews Band at Madison Square Garden in NEw York City.
Tuesday’s Dave Matthews Band show at Southern New Hampshire University Arena in Manchester featured a handful of surprises including the return of a Talking Heads cover.
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Latest Dave Matthews Setlist
Dave Matthews at Columbia City Theatre
- Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)
- Rye Whiskey
- Do You Remember
- So Damn Lucky
- Pretty Bird
- Grey Street
- Come Tomorrow
- Worried Man Blues
- Here On Out
- Funny the Way It Is
- Grace Is Gone
- Don't Drink the Water
- Little Red Bird
- Ants Marching
About Dave Matthews
Dave Matthews has chronicled his life’s travels so often that when asked, he can rattle off the details without pause. It goes like this:
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1967. Moves two years later with his family to Westchester County, NY, where his dad, a physicist, goes to work for IBM. Then, in the early ’70s, to Cambridge, England, before returning to New York where his dad died in 1977. The family moved back to South Africa in 1980, where Matthews went to a few different schools and “got more wise about the evils of government, there and in general.” O.K. ; pause for a breath.
The key move for Dave Matthews Band fans, of course, was when he relocated in 1986 to Charlottesville, VA, where his parents had lived before he was born. Though he also logged time back in South Africa and in Amsterdam, it was in Charlottesville where Matthews who took piano lessons as a child before picking up the guitar at age nine became part of the local music community and hatched the idea for his own band.
“I didn’t really have a vision, or a plan,” says Matthews, acknowledging that some of his musical sensibility came from spending time in so many different places as a child. “I’m sure it gave me a little bit of an openness. The most diverse music in the world is in America, ’cause there’s so many different cultures here, but what tends to be pushed to the top is often a narrow view of what there really is. So maybe (his travels) just gave me a wider pool of listening.”
Matthews says his principal goal with the band was to surround himself with the best players possible. To this day he remains “amazed” that he was able to recruit and retain the four musicians he rather modestly refers to as his superiors. “I was just looking for people that I liked,” explains Matthews, who feels he’s “gotten a bit better” over the years. “Could I play with them was more of the question, I think. We just ended up fitting together. The band wasn’t something that I was looking for; it was very much I loved the people I asked to play with me. There was a connection at the beginning, and I think what we’ve been about is not some grand scheme but more the spirit of everyone, which is why we ended up with this band and why it sounds like it does.”
The 30th Annual Warren Haynes Presents The Christmas Jam concluded with a magical night of music at U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, North Carolina on Saturday.
The first day of Warren Haynes Presents The Christmas Jam’s 30th annual installment featured a guest-filled Dark Side Of The Mule set and much more.
Brandi Carlile, John Prine and Margo Price were among the 2019 Grammy Awards nominees.
The initial 2019 lineup for DelFest has been revealed and includes the Del McCoury Band, Railroad Earth, Trampled By Turtles and more.
Guitarist Warren Haynes discusses the 30th annual Christmas Jam, the future of Gov’t Mule and talks recent guest appearances in the final written installment of our The Art Of The Sit-In column.