02.19.19 Warren Haynes & Brandi Carlile Team With Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds In Mexico
Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds closed out their third annual destination event in Riviera Maya, Mexico on Sunday. The duo mined their repertoire for a number of deep cuts and rarities along with welcoming both Warren Haynes and Brandi Carlile during last night’s finale.
Matthews and Reynolds got their evening going with “Don’t Drink The Water.” “When The World Ends” occupied the second slot and was offered up for just the second time by the pair since 2017. Fan-favorite “Crash Into Me” came ahead of “Raven.” The Busted Stuff track was dusted off for the first time in nearly two years and played for just the third time ever by Dave and Tim. Three songs later the pair served up the traditional folk song “Worried Man Blues” and Daniel Lanois’ “The Maker” back-to-back. The former had been sitting on the shelf since 2017, while the latter was delivered for just the fifth time since 2010.
The longtime collaborators continued to dig for lesser played tunes offering up the fifth take on “Lover Lay Down” together since 1999, along with versions of the unreleased song “Death On The High Seas” and “Fool To Think” from Everyday. The final stretch of the evening found Dave and Tim welcoming Carlile out for a three-song stretch. With the singer-songwriter in tow, the trio teamed up on “Come Tomorrow” and “Spoon.” Carlile then stepped up to sing lead on “The Joke” from her Grammy-winning album By the Way, I Forgive You.
After reaching for another rarity with “Sister,” Haynes emerged returning a favor from earlier in the night when Matthews sat in with him during his solo set for a version of Gov’t Mule’s “Forsaken Savior.” The threesome dug in on set-closing takes of Neil Young’s “Cortez The Killer” and Bob Dylan’s “All Along The Watchtower.” Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds brought their time in Mexico to an end with a three-song encore looking to “Some Devil,” “Granny” and “Stay (Wasting Time).”
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