#34 made a brief span of appearances in early 1993. It was inspired by and written for Miguel Valdez, a percussionist who sat in with the band in 1992 and who passed away in early 1993. It was finally released in 1994 on "Under the Table and Dreaming" (track #34) as an instrumental track. It is also co-written by Haines Fullerton, an early collaborator who took his own life in September 1996. The song made a surprising comeback on July 9th, 2005 after a few teases earlier in the tour. This is currently the longest comeback in DMB history, at 4491 days between performances, or a little over 12 years. It was played again with some lyrics (for the first time since 1993) on October 2nd, 2007 to celebrate Dave's wife's 34th birthday.
(1993-02-17) (13.8M) - First time Played
(1993-03-07) (17.8M) - with Darrell Ross on percussion, Houson Ross on Bass and Tim Reynolds on guitar
(1993-03-09) (22.3M) - dedicated to Miguel Valdez
(1993-03-10) (18.2M) - dedicated to the memory of Miguel Valdez
(1993-03-17) (16.5M) - Doug Wanamaker on Keyboards
(1997-02-23) (soundcheck) (dave & tim) (3M)
(2007-10-02) (13M) - dedicated to Dave's wife for her 34th birthday. Includes a few lines of lyrics. "Still baby I love you more than anything I love you more than anything I love you"
(2013-06-07) (1.2M) - (tease) Dave played the riff a couple times
(2013-06-28) (2.5M) - (partial) dedicated to LeRoi Moore; extremely minimal Carter accompaniment
(2013-08-31) (10.2M) - first time played full band since 10/02/07