Dave’s son use to let his father sing him to sleep and one of his favorite’s was “Stand By Me”, and you can tell that Dave really likes Tracy Chapman’s version, especially how he expressed his thanks at the end of her performance.
Before heading to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony to induct the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Mayer performed “American Pie” on Friday’s show (taped on Thursday) and totally killed it. From the sound of it, this was a personal request by Dave. But what I probably appreciated the most was him wearing an old “Late Night with David Letterman” jacket, the one from Dave’s old NBC days. Man, I want that jacket, at least a shirt. But seriously, this is one great performance.