All About Dave Matthews Band

Dave Matthews Band
  • Artist: Dave Matthews Band
  • Genre: Rock
  • Total Album: 50
  • Total Songs: 50+

Dave Matthews Band biography

Dave Matthews Band was formed in Charlottesville, VA in 1991 by South African native singer and guitarist Dave Matthews, bassist Stefan Lessard, the late LeRoi Moore, who played a wide variety of instruments from the saxophone to the flute, violin player Boyd Tinsley, drummer Carter Beauford, and keyboardist Peter Griesar (who left the band in 1993), all of whom Dave met in Charlottesville. In 1998, the band played shows with keyboardist Butch Taylor, although he was not officially a member of the band. Taylor played with the band for the stadium runs of the 1999 and 2000 summer tours. From May 18th, 2001 on, Taylor was a permanent fixture on stage, and in 2003 was no longer listed as "special guest". Even though he was never officially part of the lineup, the band recently announced that Butch was leaving the band via their website, and the 2008 summer tour had some of the first shows without Taylor in years. Rashawn Ross has performed at every normal show from 12.13.05 until the present, leading some to believe that he has joined the band, at least semi-permanently. It is also confirmed that Ross was in the studio with the band during the recent sessions. As of early 2009, Ross, long time collaborator Tim Reynolds, and new saxophonist Jeff Coffin are listed as "Touring Members".

Early 1990s

In the early 1990s, the band established a cult following through relentless touring with weekly stops at Virginia clubs known as Trax and Floodzone, an active taping community, and an independent LP, Remember Two Things. (Keyboardist Griesar left the band in 1993, shortly before the release of "Remember Two Things".) After signing to RCA Records, Dave Matthews Band, under the direction of producer Steve Lillywhite, released Under the Table and Dreaming in 1994, a critical and popular smash that firmly established the band's style of pop-rock with improvisational leanings. Under the Table and Dreaming would be the first of three albums released under Lillywhite's direction. This was followed by Crash (1996). For most of America, Crash was the record that put the Dave Matthews Band on the map. Featuring the hit single "Crash Into Me", as well as fan-favorites such as "Two Step", "Tripping Billies", and the Grammy-winning "So Much to Say", Crash would go on to be the band's best selling album.
The Mercy Songfacts reports that Lillywhite lent his skills to their 2012 album Away From The World. Lillywhite hadn't worked with the band since a series of unreleased recordings in 2000, which led to the leaked Lillywhite Sessions.

History

David John Matthews was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1967. Two years later, his family moved to Westchester County, NY. His father was a physicist and worked for IBM at the time. He has two sisters (Anne and Jane) and a brother (Peter). After living in New York, his family moved to Cambridge, England in the early '70s. The family returned to New York where his father died in 1977. In 1980, the family moved to South Africa where the young Matthews went to several schools and "got more wise about the evils of government, there and in general." He first played at a club in Charlottesville (Miller's) where he worked as a bartender. He admitted to Playboy magazine that he was really never that good at bartending, but loved getting customers…well…"drunk as hell!" He was first discovered in a demo tape that he recorded with a couple of current band members. This all came about when he decided to put together a demo tape and decided that he needed some musical accompaniment; which ended up as the Dave Matthews Band. In 1994, his sister Anne died in a domestic tragedy at her home in South Africa. The Grammy nominated album "Under The Table and Dreaming" is dedicated to her.

Community

Dave Matthews Band is highly involved in giving a helping hand. In 2003, the Band held a concert entitled, "The Central Park Concert" which was held in New York City's Central Park. The concert helped New York City Public Schools, the band is a big supporter of education.

The band also held a concert that helped victims of Katrina.

Sadly, Leroi Moore passed away in 2008. After being seriously injured in an ATV accident in Virginia, Moore succumbed to his injuries on August 19, 2008. He was replaced by Jeff Coffin, famous for his work with Béla Fleck and the Flecktones.
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Music Album of Dave Matthews Band

Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King
  • Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King
  • Dave Matthews Band
Away from the World Deluxe Version
  • Away from the World Deluxe Version
  • Dave Matthews Band
Crash
Live Trax Vol 6 Fenway Park
  • Live Trax Vol 6 Fenway Park
  • Dave Matthews Band
Come Tomorrow
The Best of What s Around Vol 1
  • The Best of What s Around Vol 1
  • Dave Matthews Band
Before These Crowded Streets
  • Before These Crowded Streets
  • Dave Matthews Band
The Central Park Concert Live
  • The Central Park Concert Live
  • Dave Matthews Band
Busted Stuff
Live At Piedmont Park
  • Live At Piedmont Park
  • Dave Matthews Band
Everyday
Stand Up Deluxe
Under the Table and Dreaming Expanded Edition
  • Under the Table and Dreaming Expanded Edition
  • Dave Matthews Band
Away from the World
Live at Red Rocks 8 15 95
  • Live at Red Rocks 8 15 95
  • Dave Matthews Band
Europe 2009 Live
Live At Mile High Music Festival
  • Live At Mile High Music Festival
  • Dave Matthews Band
Live In New York City
  • Live In New York City
  • Dave Matthews Band
Listener Supported Live
  • Listener Supported Live
  • Dave Matthews Band
Recently EP
Live Trax Vol 13 Busch Stadium
  • Live Trax Vol 13 Busch Stadium
  • Dave Matthews Band
Weekend On the Rocks Live
  • Weekend On the Rocks Live
  • Dave Matthews Band
Live At Folsom Field Boulder Colorado
  • Live At Folsom Field Boulder Colorado
  • Dave Matthews Band
Live In Chicago 12 19 98 At the United Center
  • Live In Chicago 12 19 98 At the United Center
  • Dave Matthews Band
The Gorge Live
Live Trax Vol 9 MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • Live Trax Vol 9 MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • Dave Matthews Band
The Collection
Live Trax Vol 8 Alpine Valley Music Theatre
  • Live Trax Vol 8 Alpine Valley Music Theatre
  • Dave Matthews Band
Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King Deluxe Edition
  • Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King Deluxe Edition
  • Dave Matthews Band
Remember Two Things
Live Trax Vol 19 Vivo Rio
  • Live Trax Vol 19 Vivo Rio
  • Dave Matthews Band
Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King Deluxe
  • Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King Deluxe
  • Dave Matthews Band
Live Trax Vol 7 Hampton Coliseum
  • Live Trax Vol 7 Hampton Coliseum
  • Dave Matthews Band
Live Trax Vol 3 Meadows Music Theatre
  • Live Trax Vol 3 Meadows Music Theatre
  • Dave Matthews Band
Live Trax Vol 20 Wetlands Preserve
  • Live Trax Vol 20 Wetlands Preserve
  • Dave Matthews Band
Live Trax Vol 18 Virginia Beach Amphitheater
  • Live Trax Vol 18 Virginia Beach Amphitheater
  • Dave Matthews Band
Live Trax Vol 14 Nissan Pavilion At Stone Ridge
  • Live Trax Vol 14 Nissan Pavilion At Stone Ridge
  • Dave Matthews Band
Live Trax Vol 10 Pavilion Atlantico
  • Live Trax Vol 10 Pavilion Atlantico
  • Dave Matthews Band
Live Trax Vol 1 Centrum Centre
  • Live Trax Vol 1 Centrum Centre
  • Dave Matthews Band
Live Trax Vol 11 SPAC
  • Live Trax Vol 11 SPAC
  • Dave Matthews Band
Live Trax Vol 16 Riverbend Music Center
  • Live Trax Vol 16 Riverbend Music Center
  • Dave Matthews Band
Live Trax Vol 5 Meadow Brook Music Festival
  • Live Trax Vol 5 Meadow Brook Music Festival
  • Dave Matthews Band
Live Trax Vol 17 Shoreline Amphitheatre
  • Live Trax Vol 17 Shoreline Amphitheatre
  • Dave Matthews Band
Live Trax Vol 4 Classic Amphitheatre
  • Live Trax Vol 4 Classic Amphitheatre
  • Dave Matthews Band
Live At Wrigley Field
  • Live At Wrigley Field
  • Dave Matthews Band
Live Trax Vol 2 Golden Gate Park
  • Live Trax Vol 2 Golden Gate Park
  • Dave Matthews Band
Live Trax Vol 15 Alpine Valley Music Theatre
  • Live Trax Vol 15 Alpine Valley Music Theatre
  • Dave Matthews Band
Live Trax 2008
Live Trax Vol 12 L B Day Amphitheater
  • Live Trax Vol 12 L B Day Amphitheater
  • Dave Matthews Band
American Baby Single
  • American Baby Single
  • Dave Matthews Band



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