Anyone catch this concert last night? It was on fuse TV broadcast live and commercial free( thanks to Kia) from the Beacon Theatre in New York. Tim Reynolds played guitar, Rashawn "BigBig" Ross played trumpet and sang background vocals, Jeff Coffin of Bela Fleck fame played sax and flute, Boyd Tinsley played electric violin, Stefan Lessard played bass, and Carter Beauford played drums. Coffin replaced LeRoi Moore, the bands' original sax man, who died in August of 2008 from complications of an ATV accident. They gave a heartwarming tribute to Moore mid-way through the show.
This band played 2 1/2 hours straight! They are so incredibly tight and talented. I was blown away! I've seen Dave Matthews Band previously but this line-up is the bomb! The dudes are all top-notch musicians.
I highly recommend to all of you folks out there, be you a Dave Matthews Band fan or not, to check out this upcoming tour. These gentlemen have been putting their work in and it shines ever so brightly.
Peace and Guitars,
ps-Lessard and Beauford are as fine a rhythm section in the music biz today!!!! A-freakin'-mazing!