Dave Matthews Band seem to be having a lot of fun on stage this year and the shows have been full of surprises. The tour has barley started yet and they have already debut 5 covers which have never been played before with the band. Stefan Lessard expressed his excitement about playing the cover songs in a recent radio interview.
dbtp.org will be keeping a running tally of the covers that DMB plays this year. Old and new. Cover songs have always been played by the band, but they have really been playing more this year. Part of this does stem from the addition of Tim Reynolds, but the they never shy away from trying new things.
Here is your chance to listen to various versions as some of these "new" covers have already begun to evolve and become more polished and learn a bit more about the original artists who wrote an performed these songs.
You can also find audio downloads of many other covers performed by DMB though the years, right here, on dbtp.org.
2008 DMB "Cover Song" Tally
Covers First time played full band
05.30.08 - Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) - Previously played Dave & Friends
05.31.08 - Money
06.03.08 - Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)
06.04.08 - Bitch
06.28.08 - Sledgehammer
07.04.08 - Sail Away
08.01.08 -Burning Down The House
Previously Played Covers
05.31.08 - Mellisa - only played one time prior to this date
06.06.08 - The Long Black Veil - Last time played full band was 08.01.03