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Published: 2012/07/08

Dave Matthews Band at Alpine: Sit Ins, Squirt Guns and "The Star-Spangled Banner"

Jazz guitarist Stanley Jordan sat in with Dave Matthews Band at East Troy, WI’s Alpine Valley Music Theater this weekend. The Chicago-bred musician joined DMB on both Friday and Saturday. On Friday night, Jordan emerged for “Proudest Monkey” and remained onstage for “Satellite.” Then on Saturday night, Jordan sat in on both “Rhyme & Reason” and “The Dreaming Tree” during the main portion of Dave Matthews Band’s set. He returned at the end of the show to play Dave Matthews’ guitar while the frontman danced at the end of Sly Stone’s “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin).” Adding to the festive show closer, DMB horn players Jeff Coffin and Rashawn Ross squirted the crowd with water guns during the tune. It was one of the longest shows Dave Matthews Band has ever played.

Jordan already sat in with Dave Matthews Band during three shows in late May (two in Hartford, CT and one in Scranton, PA). He performed with Umphrey’s McGee earlier in the week and will join the group in New York later this summer. His busy summer also includes a series of Rambles with Phil Lesh later this month.

In other news, on Friday night bassist Stefan Lessard honored Independence Day by riffing on “The Star-Spangled Banner” during his intro to “All Along the Watchtower” and the band busted out the rarity “Blue Water.” Matthews also surprised the crowd when he joined opener Brandi Carlile for a cover of “Angel from Montgomery” during her set last night.

Dave Matthews Band’s summer tour continues at Clarkston, MI’s DTE Energy Music Theatre on Tuesday.


There are 6 comments associated with this post

AQ July 8, 2012, 14:47:52

Angels from Montgomery was highlight of whole nite! Little thing tease was stellar.

Shelby LaMothe July 8, 2012, 15:40:50

This was either the 5th or 6th DMB show for my mom & I, and it was the absolute BEST! We saw them Saturday, 7/7/12. Phenomenal…will never forget it!

Ian July 8, 2012, 16:52:00

How long was their Saturday night set? We only were able to catch Friday’s 3 hour stellar set. Which, was my 25th time seeing this amazing “Adult Contemporary” band. Super talented musicians that continue to surprise and jam.

Brad July 8, 2012, 21:21:15

Saturday night’s show rocked! They started nearly right at 8:30pm and went a few minutes after midnight before stopping! 3.5 hours!

kriemer July 11, 2012, 01:34:20

Looks like an amazing show, wish I could’ve been there! Can’t wait to buy their new album Away From the World in September…already pre-ordered it off their website :)

Amanda August 4, 2012, 08:47:53

Just ordered the new album on the band’s website and I’m really looking forward to hearing it. Pre-order here:

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