While Bonnaroo still has some element of jam music left in its lineup, the festival was a bona fide jam-a-thon in its earliest days. Among the many highlights from those golden years was a Dave Matthews & Friends performance during the 2004 festival, that saw Matthews jam on a number of originals and covers through the main set. The band’s lineup included Ray Paczkowski, Tony Hall, Brian Blade, Tim Reynolds and Trey Anastasio.

A standout momemt from the set came during the encore, when Matthews appeared with Anastasio for a three song acoustic performance. The two opened things up with Anastasio’s song “Waste,” before performing Matthews’ original “Everyday.” They wrapped things up with a fun rendition of “Bathtub Gin” before giving the fans one last number, a version of “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again).”

Thankfully, footage from this performance remains, and we can take a look at some songs from the set below.


Waste (Trey & Dave Acoustic)

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Setlist: Dave Matthews & Friends at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Manchester, TN – 6/11/04

I: Dodo, Trouble, Up and Away, Solsbury Hill, Stay or Leave, Save Me, Oh, Up On Cripple Creek, Some Devil, Dancing Nancies, Thing, Tell Me Something Good, Gravedigger, Grey Blue Eyes, So Damn Lucky, Too High > Fire, Hey Bulldog

E: Waste[1], Everyday[1] > Bathtub Gin[1], Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)

[1] Trey and Dave acoustic

Notes: This set took place on the What Stage as part of the annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival that also included Wilco, Bob Dylan, Los Lobos, The Dead, and Trey Anastasio Band. Dave performed “Some Devil” solo acoustic; Dave and Tim performed “Dancing Nancies” and “Thing” acoustic (no Trey). Dave and Trey performed “Waste” through “Bathtub Gin” acoustic.

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