“Ticket holders for Saturday and Sunday are invited to attend the Friday event tomorrow at Governors Island. The Governor of New York has issued a state emergency, therefore the DMB Caravan events on Saturday, August 27th and Sunday, August 28th have been postponed. We will announce the new Caravan Governors Island dates as soon as they have been confirmed. We will continue to post updates to the Caravan site as they are confirmed.”
Though there has not been an official announcement, both the Saturday and Sunday DMB Caravan at Governors Island will likely likely be cancelled due to Hurricane Irene. Governor Andrew Cuomo has already declared a state of emergency in New York. Earlier today, the official DMB site announceed:
“All single day ticket holders for Sunday’s DMB Caravan Festival are invited to attend either Friday or Saturday’s event on Governors Island. This opportunity is being offered in light of the current weather forecast.”
Based on NYC’s evacuation plans and planned mass-transit changes (decided partly to prevent damage to trains), it should be okay to assume that Sunday will be scratched and likely Saturday (for both damage prevention and safety). Please remember: none of the shows have been officially cancelled or postponed.
Three years ago (August 19, 2008) Leroi Moore unexpectedly passed away in Los Angeles (due to complications from injuries suffered during an ATV accident earlier that Summer). Among other things, LeRoi Holloway Moore was a founding member and the horn player of Dave Matthews Band. ‘Roi’s spirit and legacy lives on through his music. Here we pay tribute to Leroi Moore through videos. The most professional video tribute to Leroi appears on LeroiMoore.com. May ‘Roi continue to rest in peace.
Before seeing this video I had never seen Carter Beauford playing guitar (or any other non-percussion instrument). Here we see the master working on Why I Am with “Big Whiskey” producer Rob Cavallo. Another highlight from this short clip is from a different segment where Dave humbly asks the room “Why can’t I play the guitar anymore?” See the rest in this hysterical video.
A few years back, Dave Matthews, Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer band covered Neil Young’s Heart of Gold at the concert for Katrina at Madison Square Garden. Great video and awesome song. This is must see for those who may have missed it.
Dave Matthews was a surprise guest at Woodland Park Seattle Zoo for the annual ZooTunes concert. Dave played a short solo set, and performed a duet of the song Angel from Montgomery with singer Brandi Carlile. The guitar segments are played quite differently when compared to previous renditions of this John Pine cover played by Dave and company. This is a beautiful tune. Enjoy the video…