Happy Birthday Dave Matthews: Flash Back to 1994 with his Surprise Gig at a Memphis Blockbuster
January 9, 2019 marks Dave Matthews’ 52nd birthday.
It’s been a banner year for the musician and bandleader, who ushered Dave Matthews Band into a new era with keyboardist Buddy Strong and put out the band’s first album in six years, Come Tomorrow.
In celebration of Matthews’ birthday and delightfully spontaneous nature, we’re revisiting a 1994 surprise performance where he dropped in on an unsuspecting Blockbuster Video (Remember those?). Matthews serves up a six-song acoustic set including fan favorites like “The Best of What’s Around,” “Lie in Our Graves,” “Dancing Nancies” and “Satellite.”
Interestingly, a little more than a month after this video was shot, DMB’s seminal LP Under the Table and Dreaming was released, launching the band to massive success.
Watch the full show, courtesy of YouTuber ChesterCopperpot5, below: