Dave Matthews Band hosts Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Something In The Water
Watch members of the New Orleans-based ensemble add to “That Girl Is You,” “What Would You Say,” “Ants Marching” and more.
Dave Matthews Band were joined by members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band for the end of their set at the Something In The Water festival. The Pres Hall horns added to DMB’s performance of five songs on Independence Avenue in Washington DC on Sunday night.
The three-day festival hosted, headlined and hosted by Pharrell Williams was held in Washington DC this past weekend after the first and only other episode took place in Pharrell’s hometown of Virginia Beach in 2019. Dave Matthews Band played a 75 minute set on the “Moon Stage” yesterday.
Dave Matthews and company tip their hats on behalf of the festival by opening with “Don’t Drink The Water”. The septet then turned to their latest studio album, 2018 Come tomorrowfor “When The World Ends” before serving up a horned cover of Peter Gabriel’s classic “Sledgehammer” and performing a fairly new “Madman’s Eyes.”
Members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band led by a sousaphone player Ben Jaffe and including the trumpeter Branden Lewissaxophonist Clint Maedgen and trombonist Ronell Johnson emerged after “Madman’s Eyes” for the “That Girl Is You” that followed. The musicians from the New Orleans-based ensemble are no strangers to DMB as they sat down with the band three times a play in 2018 and 2019.
The horns then contributed to Come tomorrow track “Can’t Stop” and oldie “What Would You Say”. Additionally, Pres Hall teamed up with drummer DMB Carter Beaufordsaxophonist Jeff Coffin and trumpeter Rashawn Ross for “Joe Avery’s Blues” which served as an introduction to Sunday’s “Ants Marching” finale.
Watch the pro-shot video featuring “That Girl Is You” and the fan-shot video of the rest of the collab below:
Set: Don’t Drink the Water, When the World Ends, Sledgehammer, Madman’s Eyes, That Girl Is You*, Can’t Stop*, What Would You Say*, Joe Avery’s Blues* » Ants Marching*
* – with members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band