Dave Matthews gives superb solo acoustic Tiny Desk Concert at NPR

Singer songwriter Dave Matthews usually comes with a six-member band. But on June 27th, 2018, Dave Matthews showed up at the NPR office to give a Tiny Desk Concert and he showed up alone.

During the concert, Matthews gave superb acoustic performances of a plethora of songs.

Songs that NPR whittled down to just five — ‘Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)‘ and ‘Here on Out‘ from the Dave Band Matthews Band’s new ninth studio album Come Tomorrow, followed by older songs ‘Don’t Drink the Water‘, ‘Mercy‘ and ‘So Damn Lucky‘. (And sadly, no, there was no ‘Crash Into Me‘ in there).

During the knocked-down-to-23-minutes-by-NPR-editors Tiny Desk Concert, Dave Matthews also bantered about everything from playing music in Cuba and ‘partying’ on the government’s dime, to currently being on the road with his band, so playing solo being a bit strange.

And yes, Dave is just as odd and weird and lovely as you would expect him to be.

As for the Dave Matthews Band, they released their latest album Come Tomorrow on June 8th. It debuted in the number one spot on the Billboard Albums chart, and became the indie rock band’s seventh album that has gotten to the top spot.

Now watch Dave Matthews playing a solo acoustic concert in the NPR Tiny Desk Concert video below. He certainly proves he hasn’t lost the magic he has always had since the release of the Dave Matthews Band’s first studio album Under The Table and Dreaming in 1994.

You can also keep up on what the band is currently doing on the Dave Matthews Band’s website.

Watch Dave Matthews Band ‘What Would You Say‘ on Letterman to celebrate Dave’s retirement

About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.

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