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Best of What's Around, The

Fully Played: 401
Last Played: 2.24.17 (28 days ago)
Shortest Version: 2:04 (05.02.92)
Longest Version: 8:48 (06.17.92)
Aborted Count : 1
Turns out not where but who you're with that really matters
Composer
Matthews (1994)
Song History
"BOWA" is one of those songs that has been around since the beginning, yet hasn't changed much throughout the years. In the early years, it was often played as a Dave solo feature early on in the setlist. As the years passed, its role remained strong as a great song to play early in the setlist to set the dmb mood for a show. It also briefly served as a great 1-2 combo after the old Two Steps of 94-95. In 2000 and 2001, the song served as a feature for the Lovely Ladies, who added their voices to the spirit of the song. Surprisingly, the Spring 2002 tour was the first tour in which BOWA was a missing song. It has become a relative rarity since 2000, but it still has yet to go an entire year without being played at least once.

Studio personnel:
Tim Reynolds - acoustic guitar
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Distinct  Personnel
The Lovely Ladies  (13)
Butch Taylor  (53)
Dave and Tim  (23)
Tim Reynolds  (56)
Dave Solo  (34)
Ernesto Labois  (1)
Dave Matthews  (2)
Carter Beauford  (1)
Stefan Lessard  (2)
LeRoi Moore  (2)
Miguel Valdes  (1)
Boyd Tinsley  (2)
Kristen Asbury  (1)
Rashawn Ross  (27)
Jeff Coffin  (50)
Tawatha Agee  (10)
Sharon Bryant  (10)
Candice Anderson  (10)
1991
3.14
10.22
1992
2.13
5.2
5.5
5.6
5.13
5.26
6.9
6.17
7.21
7.21
7.28
8.4
9.1
9.9
9.15
9.30
10.14
10.31
11.11
11.24
12.2
12.21
12.23
12.28
1993
1.19
1.26
1.27
1.30
aborted
2.3
2.9
2.10
2.11
3.1
3.10
3.23
3.31
4.5
4.7
4.7
4.9
4.10
4.22
4.30
5.19
5.23
5.25
6.2
6.4
6.8
6.12
6.13
6.16
6.21
7.6
7.13
7.14
7.21
7.27
8.2
8.10
8.16
8.19
9.1
9.8
9.14
10.1
10.15
10.22
11.2
11.19
11.23
11.29
11.30
1994
4.3
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.8
4.10
4.13
4.15
4.19
4.20
4.24
4.26
4.27
4.29
5.2
5.4
5.30
7.21
7.22
7.23
7.27
7.28
8.1
8.2
8.3
8.5
8.6
8.10
8.11
8.12
8.13
8.16
8.27
9.27
9.28
9.29
9.30
10.1
10.3
10.5
10.6
10.8
10.9
10.11
10.12
10.14
10.15
10.20
10.21
10.22
10.26
10.27
11.1
11.7
11.8
11.9
11.11
11.12
11.13
11.14
11.18
11.19
11.19
11.20
11.23
11.25
11.26
11.29
12.1
12.3
12.4
12.8
12.9
12.12
12.16
12.17
12.27
12.28
12.30
12.31
1995
1.26
1.28
1.30
2.2
2.3
2.10
2.12
2.17
2.20
2.24
3.1
3.11
3.23
3.25
3.29
3.30
3.31
4.8
4.10
4.14
4.19
4.26
4.27
5.10
5.12
5.13
5.14
5.21
7.8
7.21
7.23
7.25
7.26
7.28
8.2
8.3
8.5
8.7
8.9
8.12
8.15
8.17
8.25
8.26
8.27
8.29
8.31
9.1
9.2
9.3
1996
4.14
5.10
5.15
5.29
5.31
6.5
6.8
6.15
6.18
6.22
6.23
7.3
7.5
7.8
7.23
7.27
7.29
8.1
8.4
9.1
9.3
10.2
10.6
10.10
1997
2.18
2.21
2.23
6.8
6.11
6.13
6.15
6.20
6.22
6.26
6.27
6.28
7.3
7.5
7.6
7.8
7.10
7.11
1998
6.2
6.7
6.27
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
7.5
7.6
7.10
7.22
7.24
8.1
10.26
11.3
12.8
12.13
12.18
1999
2.2
2.5
2.7
2.9
2.10
2.12
2.16
2.19
2.21
2.28
3.10
5.1
5.8
5.21
5.21
6.15
6.24
7.15
2000
6.20
6.24
7.13
7.15
7.16
7.19
7.21
7.25
8.5
8.20
8.26
8.31
9.13
9.19
10.28
12.4
12.11
12.12
2001
5.2
5.5
5.11
6.9
6.11
6.16
6.23
8.8
8.25
2002
5.16
2003
3.31
4.1
4.4
7.2
7.10
7.30
8.27
9.16
2004
6.21
6.26
7.2
7.6
7.11
7.16
8.5
8.20
8.26
9.4
9.12
10.2
2005
3.20
3.26
6.1
6.13
6.22
7.2
7.23
8.20
8.27
9.10
12.3
2006
6.2
6.9
6.17
6.23
8.19
8.28
2007
8.4
8.28
2008
7.4
2009
6.17
7.29
9.19
2010
7.30
8.14
11.2
11.6
11.13
11.17
2011
7.10
2012
6.17
7.6
12.15
12.18
12.22
2013
6.8
6.16
6.21
6.26
7.3
7.17
9.1
2014
6.27
7.25
7.26
8.24
8.31
9.6
2015
5.15
6.3
6.6
6.27
7.4
7.10
7.17
7.22
7.25
8.1
9.1
9.6
10.25
11.4
11.10
2016
5.17
6.24
6.28
7.20
7.30
9.2
2017
2.24
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