Dave Matthews took advantage of a day off from Dave Matthews Band‘s current tour to play an intimate concert for SiriusXM’s Small Stage Series outside Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, New York on August 19. SiriusXM posted pro-shot video featuring Dave’s “Virginia In The Rain” performance from the show on YouTube.
Matthews’ show for SiriusXM came on the anniversary of DMB founding member LeRoi Moore’s death. Dave pointed out the occasion before performing “Virginia In The Rain” as the penultimate song of his set in Amagansett.
“He was the first person that I took my songs to and I said, ‘will you be in a band with me?’ and he said ‘yes,’” Matthews recalled. “He was a pain in my ass but he was also amazing. I think he would’ve liked this song a lot. So, I hope I don’t screw it up. But just so you know what kind of a bit of an asshole he was, he would love it if I screwed it up and he would laugh hard.”
See Dave’s hilarious and heartfelt dedication along with “Virginia In The Rain” below: