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“If you want an amazing Jazz, Rock, Jam band, then you've some to the right place. Dave Matthews Band really knows how to put on a show! I don't know how to explain it but I love
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“There is no way they can't be on this list. Great hippie music that always mellows me out, Love em.”
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“Under the Table and Dreaming, Live at Red Rocks and Before these Crowded Streets. Read my Dave review , no further explanation needed!”
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Formed: 1991 in Charlottesville, VA
Years Active: 90 's, 00's
Genre: ROCK

Formed in the early '90s by South African vocalist/guitarist Dave Matthews, the Dave Matthews Band presented a more pop-oriented version of the Grateful Dead crossed with elements of jazz, funk, and the worldbeat explorations of Paul Simon and Sting. Matthews populated the group with several Virginia-based musicians -- bassist Stefan Lessard, saxophonist Leroi Moore, violinist Boyd Tinsley, drummer Carter Beauford, and short-lived keyboardist Peter Griesar -- and the band built up a strong word-of-mouth buzz by touring the country constantly, with special attention paid to college campuses. Griesar left the lineup in March 1993, but the Dave Matthews Band moved ahead in his absence, releasing the independent album Remember Two Things later that year and issuing a live EP, Recently, in 1994. After fielding offers from major labels, the band signed with RCA and released the debut effort Under the Table and Dreaming in September 1994. By the following spring, the record had launched the hit single "What Would You Say" and sold over one million copies, thus setting the stage for an extremely successful career.

A year and a half after the release of Under the Table and Dreaming, the record had sold over four million copies in the U.S. alone, propelled in part by the success of "Ants Marching" and "Satellite." The Dave Matthews Band responded by releasing 1996's...
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Genre: Rock & Alternative
Members: Dave Matthews
Label: RCA (US), V2 (International)
Genre: Rock
Website: www.dmband.com/
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