Today is Willie Nelson’s 80th birthday. To celebrate, Farm Aid has posted a quick video of Dave Matthews wishing Nelson a happy birthday.
Nelson of course founded Farm Aid, and Dave joined its board of directors in 2001. Check out Dave’s tongue-in-cheek message to the living legend:
Farm Aid has released two professionally recorded videos featuring Dave Matthews Band.
The two DMB Farm Aid 1997 videos show the band playing “Two Step” and “Crash Into Me.” Farm Aid 1997 took place Oct. 4 in Tinley Park, Illinois, and it was just the band’s second appearance at the annual concert. Dave Matthews joined Farm Aid’s board, which also includes Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp, in 2001.
Other videos of the performance exist on YouTube, but these are of higher quality and don’t feature the graphics that appeared on screen during the concert’s TV broadcast.
Here’s video of DMB playing “Two Step” at Farm Aid 1997:
And here’s “Crash Into Me” from the same show:
The new Dave Matthews Band Live Trax album features the 2006 summer tour opener.
Live Trax Vol. 25: UMB Bank Pavilion, Maryland Heights, Missouri captures DMB’s May 30, 2006 concert. The show took place before the band debuted any of that year’s new songs, such as “The Idea of You” and “Break Free,” and as such the setlist relies heavily on songs from the previous two albums, Stand Up and Busted Stuff.
Highlights of Live Trax Vol. 25 include a “Granny” opener, “Raven” and “JTR.” There’s also a 20-minute version of “Jimi Thing” with the “For What It’s Worth” outro, plus a rare “Everyday” closer. Butch Taylor and Rashawn Ross play with DMB throughout the show.
Live Trax Vol. 25 is now available for pre-order as a two-CD set or digital download, and it will be available May 21.
Those rumors about Dave Matthews appearing on Tyler, the Creator’s new album are officially untrue.
Earlier this month, a purported track listing for the new Tyler, the Creator album, Wolf, made its way around several music blogs. One of the songs listed was called “Escape-Ism,” featuring Frank Ocean and Dave Matthews. Skeptics immediately pointed out that, even if the track listing were true, “Escape-Ism” is a James Brown song written by a different Dave Matthews, so it probably wasn’t referring to Dave Matthews from Dave Matthews Band.
Other fans held out hope that Dave would be on the Odd Future rapper’s album, but those hopes have been dashed. The official track listing for Wolf is out, and Dave isn’t on it, and neither is a song called “Escape-Ism.”
The new Tyler, the Creator album comes out April 2.
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