Dave Matthews Band is an American rock band that was formed in
Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991. The founding members were singer-songwriter and guitarist
Dave Matthews, bassist Stefan Lessard, drummer/backing vocalist Carter Beauford and saxophonist LeRoi Moore.
Boyd Tinsley was added to the band as a violinist soon after the band was formed.
Moore died suddenly
in August 2008 due to complications from injuries sustained in an ATV accident.
Also known as
The band is known for their annual summer-long tours of the United States and Europe, featuring
lengthy improvisational renditions of their songs, accompanied by an elaborate video and lighting show.
The band is known for playing the songs differently each time.
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Rock, jam, jazz fusion, folk rock, bluegrass, funk rock, pop rock, alternative rock, country rock
Dave Matthews & Friends, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Yukon Kornelius
Dave Matthews From:
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa
January 9, 1967 ( age
Dave Matthews - lead vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Carter Beauford - drums, percussion, backing vocals
Stefan Lessard - bass guitar
Jeff Coffin - saxophone, winds
Boyd Tinsley - violin, backing vocals
Tim Reynolds - electric guitar
Rashawn Ross - trumpet, backing vocals
LeRoi Moore - saxophone, winds
Peter Griesar - keyboards
Butch Taylor - keyboards
The Lovely Ladies - backing vocals
Got Their Start:
In the early '90s by touring the country constantly, concentrating on college campuses
Dave Matthews Band Quotes
Isn't it strange how we move out lives for another day? Like skipping a beat, what if a great wave should wash us all away?
"some people drink, and some don't; some people like to smoke a bowl, and some don't. Some people do and some people don't but it's ok 'cause it was ment to be that way."
I mean to tell you all the things I've been thinking deep inside..My friend..With each moment the more I love you...
"A guy and a girl can be just friends, but at one point or another, they will fall for each other...Maybe temporarily, maybe at the wrong time, maybe too late, or maybe forever"
"See you and me have a better time than most can dream of, better than the best, so we can pull on through, whatever tears at us, whatever holds us down, and if nothing can be done, we'll make the best of what's around."
"You're the love of my life and the breath in my prayers. Take my hand and lead me there.. what I need is you here. I can't forget the taste of your mouth from your lips all the heavens pour out. I can't forget when we are one. With you alone I am free."
Dave Matthews Band Awards
Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("So Much To Say"),
'My VH1' Award - Best Live Act
3 My VH1 Awards for Favorite Group, Must-Have Album and Damn, I Wish I Wrote That (Song of the Year) ("The Space Between").
Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male (Dave Matthew's "Gravedigger").