Trey Anastasio and Robert Randolph Getaway with DMB
Saturday and Sunday the Dave Matthews Band hosted its first two-day festival on New Yorks Randalls Island, a small, largely unpopulated chunk of land sandwiched between Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens. In addition to a pair of full performances by the stadium rocks, the multi-band gathering also featured two shows by Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Jem, Mike Doughty and Ray Lamontagne, in addition to single set offerings from the Barenaked Ladies and the Black Eyed Peas. On Saturday, Matthews also invited his very good friend Trey Anastasio onstage for an almost twenty-minute version of longtime band staple Jimi Thing and Robert Randolph out for a set closing take on Louisiana Bayou. A night later, Randolph, who has appeared with Matthews frequently this summer, returned for both Stand Up and All Along the Watchtower. Sunday, Matthews also performed a rare version of #34, a number which had been shelved for over a decade before the guitarists current tour.