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Jazz Fest Announces Major Lineup For 2017 January 27, 2017 11:09

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has revealed its lineup for 2017, which includes many of the biggest names from all genres.  The annual festival, held in New Orleans, LA from April 28th to May 7th at the New Orleans Fair Grounds, will feature the likes of Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Maroon 5, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, Kings Of Leon, Pitbull, Usher & The Roots, Harry Connick Jr, Meghan Trainor, Lorde, Snoop Dogg, Alabama Shakes, Widespread Panic, Trey Anastasio Band, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Earth Wind & Fire, Wilco, Darius Rucker, NAS with the Soul Rebels, Buddy Guy, The Meters, Dr. John, Aaron Neville, George Benson, Irma Thomas, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Leon Bridges, Anders Osborne, Galactic, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, The Revivalists,  and many more.  See below for the full lineup, and  head over to the official Jazz Fest website for all of the official details.
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Watch the official 2017 Jazz Fest lineup announcement video here:
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Dave Matthews & Trey Anastasio Jam On "Everyday > Bathtub Gin" :: 12.17.03 January 09, 2016 15:38

In celebration of Dave Matthews' 49th birthday, we're taking a look back on an epic moment from the 2003 Dave Matthews & Friends tour.  In the video footage below, Matthews and Phish frontman Trey Anastasio are seen performing Matthew's hit song "Everyday" followed by the Phish classic "Bathtub Gin" during the encore at Madison Square Garden.  

Dave Matthews & Friends wass an American jam band that was put together for a tour to support Dave Matthews' solo debut, Some Devil. Most of the musicians participated in the album's production.  The band consisted of Dave Matthews (rhythm guitar/lead vocals), Trey Anastasio (lead guitar/vocals), Tim Reynolds (lead guitar), Tony Hall (bass), Brady Blade (drums/backing vocals), and Ray Paczkowski (keyboard).  

Several members of the band have long histories playing together. Matthews and Reynolds met in the 1980s at Miller's in Charlottesville, Virginia, where Matthews was a bartender and Reynolds and his band TR3 played on a regular basis. Matthews and Anastasio likely met on February 5, 1993 at Warren Haynes's Ritz Power Jam, where DMB, Haynes, Anastasio, and John Popper performed "All Along the Watchtower" together. Paczkowski and Anastasio met in Burlington, Vermont and have been playing together in Anastasio's various solo projects since 2001. Tony Hall later joined Anastasio's solo band, Trey Anastasio Band (formerly 70 Volt Parade), in 2005.

After the release of Some Devil, the band went on a 12-stop tour in the winter of 2003 and 2004. The band made its public debut as the musical guest on the November 8, 2003 edition of Saturday Night Live, performing "Save Me" and "So Damn Lucky". They also performed at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on June 11, 2004, the Vegoose Music and Arts Festival on October 29, 2005, and also headlined a 3-day cruise in February 2006. 

Watch Dave & Trey performing "Everyday > Bathtub Gin" here:

Dave Matthews & Friends :: 12.17.03 :: Madison Square Garden

Set 1: Bartender, Lie in Our Graves, Satellite, Typical Situation, #40, Where Are You Going?, Dancing Nancies

Set 2DodoTroubleUp and AwaySolsbury HillGravediggerUp On Cripple CreekOhAmerican TuneStay or LeaveOh, SisterSome DevilSo Damn LuckyHey BulldogGrey Blue EyesSpanish MoonSave MeSweet Up and Down

Encore: Everyday[1], Bathtub Gin[1], Fool In the Rain

[1] Trey and Dave acoustic.

Notes: Emmylou Harris & Spyboy opened. The first set was performed acoustic by Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds (no Trey). “Everyday” and “Bathtub Gin” were performed acoustic by Trey and Dave Matthews. Trey teased “Stash” during the opening sequence to “Dodo.”