Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds were Dumpstaphunk‘s special guests on a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Ramble On” at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday night. The New Orleans-based funk band opened for Dave Matthews Band at The Garden on both Friday and Saturday, the final two shows of DMB’s 2021 Tour.
Matthews initially emerged on Saturday night to introduce Dumpstaphunk who kicked off the action at the famed venue with a five-song set. Originals “Meanwhile…,” “Do You” and “Make It After All” were followed by covers of Earl King’s “Street Parade” and the aforementioned “Ramble On.” Reynolds played guitar on the Led Zeppelin classic while Matthews took the stage towards the middle of the song sans instrument to add vocals to the set closer.
Dave Matthews Band was once again without Jeff Coffin on Saturday, as the saxophonist missed the MSG run after testing positive for COVID-19. Ben Golder-Novick stepped in for Coffin like he did the previous night. Additionally, the Dumpstaphunk horn section of Alex Wasily and Ashlin Parker contributed to “Corn Bread,” “Jimi Thing” and “I Want To Take You Higher” towards the end of DMB’s main set.
Saturday’s DMB performance was a 23-song affair featuring a handful of rarities. Matthews, Reynolds and drummer Carter Beauford teamed on the tour’s first “Water Into Wine” in the middle of the set and the group’s three-song encore featured the only “The Last Stop” of the year. Dave Matthews Band concluded the show and tour with the beloved “Ants Marching.”
Watch fan-shot video of “Ramble On” from Saturday’s show below:
Dumpstaphunk (via Setlist.FM)
Set: Meanwhile…, Do You, Make It After All, Street Parade, Ramble On*
* – w/ Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds
Dave Matthews Band (via DMBAlmanac)
Set: Tripping Billies, Dancing Nancies > Warehouse, Stay or Leave, You Might Die Trying, Lying in the Hands of God, You & Me, She, Grace Is Gone, The Song That Jane Likes, Water into Wine, Pantala Naga Pampa > Rapunzel, Sledgehammer, #41, Corn Bread*, Jimi Thing* > I Want to Take You Higher*, Where Are You Going, What You Are, Stay (Wasting Time)
Encore: Christmas Song, The Last Stop » Ants Marching
Entire Show With Ben Golder-Novick Replacing Jeff Coffin
* – w/ Alex Wasily and Ashlin Parker