General Info Members: Dave Matthews (guitar, vocals), Boyd Tinsley (violin, backup vocals), Carter Beauford (drums, backup vocals), Stefan Lessard (bass), Jeff Coffin (sax, flute, clarinet, penny whistle), Rashawn Ross (trumpet/backup vocals), Tim Reynolds (electric guitar) . Biography: Dave Matthews Band, sometimes shortened to DMB, is an American jam band formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991. Founding members were singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Matthews, bassist Stefan Lessard, violinist Boyd Tinsley, drummer Carter Beauford, and saxophonist LeRoi Moore. In August 2008, LeRoi Moore died due to complications from an ATV accident. Grammy Award-winner Jeff Coffin The band is known for their annual summer-long tours of the US and Europe, featuring lengthy improvisational renditions of their songs, accompanied by elaborate video and lighting. The band has won one Grammy Award, and was awarded the NAACP Chairman's Award. According to Julian Bond, "they sell out the largest arenas on Earth, but frequently give their music away." (Taken from Wiki) Major Discography: Studio Albums Under The Table and Dreaming (1994) Crash (1996) Before These Crowded Streets (1998) Everyday (2001) Busted Stuff (2002) Stand Up (2005) Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King (2009)
Live Albums Remember Two Things (1993) (half live/half studio) Live at Red Rocks 8/15/95 (1994) Listener Supported (1999) Live at Luther College (Dave and Tim) (1999) Live in Chicago 12/19/1998 (2001) Live at Folsom Field (2002) The Central Park Concert (2003) The Gorge (2004) Weekend on the Rocks (2005) Live at Radio City (Dave and Tim) (2007) Live at Piedmont Park (2007) Live at Mile High Music Festival (2008) Europe 2009 (2009) Live in Las Vegas (Dave and Tim) (2010)
Live Trax Series Vol. 1 Worcester, Massachusetts Vol. 2 Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California Vol. 3 Meadows Music Theatre, Hartford, Connecticut Vol. 4 Classic Amphitheatre, Richmond, Virginia Vol. 5 Meadow Brook Music Festival, Rochester Hills, Michigan Vol. 6 Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts Vol. 7 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia Vol. 8 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wisconsin Vol. 9 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada Vol. 10 Pavilhão Atlântico, Lisbon, Portugal Vol. 11 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, New York Vol. 12 L.B. Day Amphitheater, Salem, Oregon Vol. 13 Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri Vol. 14 Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge, Bristow, Virginia Vol. 15 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wisconsin Vol. 16 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Solo Albums True Reflections (Boyd Tinsley) (2003) Some Devil (Dave Matthews) (2003)
Sounds Like Genre: Roots in jazz, classical, soul, rock, bluegrass, hip-hop, afro-beat. Similar Artists: Neil Young, Paul Simon, Blues Traveler, Phish Similar Bonnaroo Artists: Blues Traveler, Zac Brown Band
Suggested Listening (Songs the Average Person wouldn’t know(i.e no Ants, Crash, Tripping Billies, Too Much)/songs they have in regular rotation this spring/last summer)
Time Bomb (BWGGK) [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RudMFITXTD4&feature=channel [/youtube]So Damn Lucky (Some Devil) [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcRqIJFAYXQ&feature=related [/youtube]Shake Me Like a Monkey (BWGGK)
Great Covers Burning Down the House
Physical Reaction/Live Show Great Lightshow (thank you Fenton), lots of bros and braas (at most shows a lot of drunk high schoolers who can’t hold alcohol), Almost everyone is pretty chill, at one dmb show I went to the lawn was covered in mud and we had mud sliding down the hill. • Personal Notes This will be my Ninth DMB show, at the end of my last show (June 16, 2009) I said that was my last Dave show. My two best friends and I are huge DMB fans we keep up with the setlists from shows on the tour leading up to ours, and we come up with our prediction for our show that we are attending. The losers have to buy the winners dinner (I always win). But the past four shows or so I was going to hear one or two songs that I haven’t heard yet, I had heard my favorite song in 07 (Dreaming Tree), and all I wanted to see was Halloween. They closed with Halloween at my last show so I felt like I didn’t have any other reason to go. But I am excited for this show. They should bring out some guests and jam out.
Post by dreamingtree on Mar 14, 2010 18:13:21 GMT -5
For those who are not familiar with Dave's music (other than Ants Marching and radio play), here is a playlist of some of my favorite live Dave music. Some of it is from Bonnaroo when they played before.