Dave Matthews Band is a Native American band from Charlottesville, state of Virginia. It is characterized by handling multiple musical styles, among these rock, pop, jazz, among others. The name is due to his guitarist and songwriter, Dave Matthews, who founded the group in 1991 in conjunction with drummer and Showgirl, Carter Beauford, bassist, Stefan Lessard and saxophonist, LeRoi Moore.
Dave Matthews Band was born due to the lawyer and owner of a recording studio, Ross Hoffman, who encouraged Dave Matthews to dare to play live and complete some of his songs for the purpose of recording a demo. In addition to this, Hoffman introduced the drummer, Carter Beauford, who agreed to play with him the songs of his repertoire.
The successful American band began to take shape after LeRoi Moore joined Dave and Carter to work on other songs. Although, in the studio his songs were heard well, Matthews considered that they lacked something. This was how Stefan Lessard, who at that time was 15 years old, joined DMB, and later in 1991, joined Peter Griesar who started playing the harmonica and ended up being his keyboardist.
Dave Matthews Band never considered having a violinist among one of its members, but in 1992 Boyd Tinsley, made them change their minds when he played a couple of songs and “Just clicked”, according to Matthews, Tinsley “solidified the band and gave them more power.”
Beginnings of Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band was already complete and made his first public appearance at the Earth Day Festival in 1991, or at least that was believed until 2010 when Stefan reported through the social network Twitter, discovering a previous presentation on March 14, 1 991, in TRAX, a local music site.
The talented training began to be recognized in 1992, often playing at the club TRAX in Charlostteville, where Peter Griesar decided to leave the band on March 23, 1993 for various reasons, which was not part of the first album of the group.
Dave Matthews Band released their first studio album in 1994, which was in homage to Dave’s sister. It was named Under the Table and dreaming, which brought with it its first commercial successes, between these Satallite and What You would Say. His second album was Crash in 1996, which won his first Grammy for best Rock Performance by a music band, thanks to the song so Much to Say, as well as four other nominations to various categories between 1996 and 1997.
Dave Matthews Band achieved significant levels of popularity in 1997, thanks to his first live album Live at Red Rocks 8.15.95, recorded at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado, where he presented the most popular songs from his previous works, serving this as Based on its subsequent international fame.
Before These Crowded Streets was his third studio album recorded in 1998, this gave a full turn to his music with guest artists, including Butch Taylor. A year later, DMB recorded his third live album, playing at the Woodstock Concert ‘ 99, called Listener supported, the band won two more Grammy nominations.
Dave Matthews Band today
Dave Matthews Band set up his own studio in Charlottesville to start working on his fourth album, based on personal conflicts of the band’s members. In 2001, Dave and the rest of the band began to record Everyday, an album totally different from what they had done so far.
A tragic loss occurred in the year 2008, which was the death of LeRoi Moore, who arrived at the time they recorded together with Rob Cavallo the album Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King, where guitarist Tim Reynolds was first presented as part of DMB.
Dave Matthews Band made their last concert with the band’s original members on June 28, 2008, at the Nissan Pavilion (Virginia). Two days after this presentation, Moore had a traffic accident, remained alive until August 19 when he had respiratory difficulties.
The talented American band is recognized until today as a band that always plays their songs in a different way, positioning itself as the first group with the number 1 in the Billaboard 200, with six of his albums consecutively, achievement Matched by Metallica on the 2016.