It is difficult to imagine Bruce Springsteen without Clarence Clemons, Simon without Garfunkel, Mick without Keith. These musical pairings have led to some of the greatest rock and roll music of all time. Dave Matthews and the lead guitarist in his band, Tim Reynolds, continue this tradition with their rich collaborative history.
Love both bands, love one & hate the other, tolerate one & swear by the other, regardless of your allegiances there’s no denying the long history that Phish and the Dave Matthews Band share. Clearly the band members enjoy playing together as displayed by Dave’s choice of words and delivery of this quote that my friend Chris and I have always been huge fans of…
“It’s always a massive honor to come and share the stage with Trey Anastasio”. – Dave Matthews, 2/28/2001.
[Photo from Phish.com’s TMIPH]
The history between the two bands continues this weekend when DMB takes the stage for two shows at Fenway Park with Willie Nelson opening up both performances before Phish plays a Fenway show of their own on Sunday. Then, both bands head to the Big Apple early next week for Phish’s three shows at Jones Beach and DMB’s special intimate show at the Beacon Theatre on Monday celebrating the release of their new album Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King.
With that in mind, we’re taking this opportunity to look back with a special audio history detailing the numerous collaborations there have been between the two bands over the years…
1994-04-20 Virginia Horse Center, Lexington VA (Phish)
You Enjoy Myself (w/Dave Matthews Band)
READ ON to hear the rest of the DMB/Phish collaborations…