Warren Haynes, Brandi Carlile Among Dave Matthews’ Caravan Collaborators
Dave Matthews Band closed out their 20th anniversary year with their final Caravan festival this past weekend. The three-day event took place at New York’s Randall’s Island after the group’s previous New York Caravan was cut short due to Hurricane Irene. In addition to Dave Matthews Band, the three-day event featured Dispatch, Warren Haynes, Trombone Shorty, Rubblebucket, SOJA, Brandi Carlile, From Good Homes, TR3, Josh Ritter and many others
Dave Matthews Band headlined the festival each night with a unique setlist. On Saturday night, Warren Haynes—who has joined Dave Matthews Band at many of their big New York City shows dating back to The Wetlands—sat in on “#41” and Neil Young’s “Cortez the Killer.” Later in the set, singer Alecia Chakour—a member of Warren Haynes Band and the extended Royal Family recording crew—also emerged for “Stay.” Matthews also sat in with Brandi Carlile on a cover of John Prine’s “Angel From Montgomery,” a song DMB regularly covered in their early years.
Haynes’ solo set featured a mix of original material and choice covers, including a take on John Lennon’s “Working Class Hero.” He also performed his Jerry Garcia eulogy “Patchwork Quilt.”
At the end of Sunday’s performance, Matthews announced that he hopes to write some new material before the band returns in 2012.