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Live Setlist
The Long Black Veil
What began as a collaborative cover performed by Dave Matthews, Emmylou Harris, and a house band at a 1999 Johnny Cash Tribute turned into one of those recurring cover songs that the band has re-imagined in their own unique style and played in a staggering variety of formats.

It has been played Dave Solo, Dave and Tim, Dave and Friends, Dave and Roi, Dave and Emmylou, Full Band with original members, Full Band with Butch, Full Band with The Lovely Ladies, Full Band with Tim, Full Band with Jeff and Rashawn, Full Band with Buddy, and with a number of both instrumental and vocal guests such as Bela Fleck, Emmylou Harris, Warren Haynes, Carlos Malta, Steve Wilson, Mickey Raphael, and others.

With versions ranging in length from 3 and a half minutes to a whopping 12+ minutes, featuring extended outros containing both instrumental and vocal solos, slotted as Opener, Closer, Encore, and 2nd Encore, teased once, liberated twice, segued into 9 different songs, featured on 5 live releases including multiple broadcasts and televised programming, played everywhere from intimate studios to ballrooms to auditoriums to opera houses to festivals to amphitheaters to arenas, to stadiums, Long Black Veil has immense version diversity for having been played barely over 100 times.

Below is a list aimed at highlighting this diversity throughout the years.
Show Date Length Notes Venue Personnel 
04.06.993:26First time played. Dave, Emmylou, and the house band at the 1999 Johnny Cash TributeHammerstein Ballroom, New York, NYDave, Emmylou Harris
05.02.994:56First time played Full Band. Original band members.Coral Sky Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FLBoyd, Carter, Dave, Roi, Stefan
05.20.996:30First time played with the Lovely Ladies and Butch Taylor. Stadium ShowPhiladelphia Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, PABoyd, Carter, Dave, Roi, Stefan, Brenda, Butch, Cindy, Tawatha
09.11.998:30First live release - "Listener Supported"Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJBoyd, Carter, Dave, Roi, Stefan, Brenda, Butch, Eugenia, Tawatha
02.20.003:30Austin City Limits with Emmylou Harris and Buddy MillerAustin City Limits Studio, Austin, TXDave, Buddy Miller, Emmylou Harris
07.12.0010:58Full band with the Lovely Ladies and Steve Wilson (on soprano saxophone). Longest version up until this date. Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJBoyd, Carter, Dave, Roi, Stefan, Brenda, Butch, Cindy, Steve Wilson, Tawatha
07.25.0012:52Longest version ever playedMile High Stadium, Denver, COBoyd, Carter, Dave, Roi, Stefan, Brenda, Butch, Cindy, Tawatha
09.04.005:56Full band with Emmylou Harris and Béla FleckAmSouth Amphitheatre, Antioch, TNBoyd, Carter, Dave, Roi, Stefan, Béla Fleck, Emmylou Harris
02.26.01Dave with Emmylou Harris and Ethan JohnsCarnegie Hall, New York, NYDave, Emmylou Harris, Ethan Johns
10.20.013:41First time played Dave Solo - Bridge School BenefitShoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View, Mountain View, CADave Solo
05.14.017:07Somewhere Over the Rainbow interpolation by LeRoiABQ Journal Pavilion, Albuquerque, NMBoyd, Carter, Dave, Roi, Stefan
09.08.024:47Dave and LeRoi in the E1 slot. Released as a part of "The Gorge - Special Edition"The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WADave, Roi
03.23.033:56First time played Dave and TimEisenhower Hall (United States Military Academy), West Point, NYDave and Tim
07.24.036:08First time played with Butch and no Lovely LadiesCricket Pavilion, Phoenix, AZBoyd, Carter, Dave, Roi, Stefan, Butch
11.07.033:53Dave and Friends with Emmylou Harris - recorded for "CMT Crossroads (Season 2 Episode 4)"Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NYDave, Brady, Emmylou Harris, Ray, Tim, Tony, Trey
12.16.064:24Dave with Warren Haynes and Mickey RaphaelAsheville Civic Center, Asheville, NCDave, Mickey Raphael, Warren Haynes
06.06.085:28Original Full Band with Tim Reynolds; Liberation; Last time played with LeRoiToyota Park, Bridgeview, ILBoyd, Carter, Dave, Roi, Stefan, Rashawn, Tim
11.20.105:09Dave, Carter, Stefan, and TimJohn Paul Jones Arena (University of Virginia), Charlottesville, VACarter, Dave, Stefan, Tim
07.19.135:45Full band with Carlos MaltaCruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FLBoyd, Carter, Dave, Stefan, Carlos Malta, Jeff, Rashawn, Tim
06.07.149:31Full band with the Lovely Ladies. Crowd sings #36 chorus over outro; crowd segueXfinity Center, Mansfield, MABoyd, Carter, Dave, Stefan, Cindy, Jeff, Rashawn, Sharon, Tawatha, Tim
06.03.155:41Full band with Emmylou HarrisTuscaloosa Amphitheater, Tuscaloosa, ALBoyd, Carter, Dave, Stefan, Emmylou Harris, Jeff, Rashawn, Tim
08.01.153:27Dave Solo acoustic set openerPerfect Vodka Amphitheatre at the South Florida Fairgrounds, West Palm Beach, FLDave Solo
09.03.23Full Band (with Buddy) featuring Sierra Ferrell on vocals; LiberationThe Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WACarter, Dave, Stefan, Buddy, Rashawn, Sierra Ferrell, Tim
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