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Formed in the early ’90s by South African vocalist/guitarist Dave Matthews, the Dave Matthews ensemble 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 ensemble built up a strong word-of-mouth buzz by touring the country constantly, with special attention paid to college campuses. Griesar exited the group in March 1993, but the Dave Matthews ensemble moved ahead in his absence, releasing the independent record 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 album had launched the hit single “What Would You Say” and sold over one million copies, thus setting the stage for Dave Matthews’ popular career as both bandleader and solo musician.
A year and a half after the release of Under the Table and Dreaming, the album had sold over four million copies in the U.S. alone, propelled in part by the success of the “Ants Marching” and “Satellite.” The Dave Matthews group responded by releasing 1996′s Crash, which entered the charts at number two and rapidly went platinum. The group spent the bulk of 1996 hosting shows in support of the eclectic album, which reached multi-platinum status and spun off five successful singles, including the Grammy-nominated “Crash into Me.” That same year, Matthews launched an attack on bootleggers in conjunction with the Federal Government, targeting stores that were selling semi-legal discs of live concerts. The efforts of Matthews, his band, and his management resulted in an unprecedented crackdown on for-profit bootleggers in early 1997 — with nearly all of the major foreign bootlegging companies placed under arrest by the United States — thereby putting a moratorium on the entire underground industry.
To further combat the bootleggers, Dave Matthews group released an official double-disc live album, Live at Red Rocks 8.15.95, in the fall of 1997. It was an unexpected success, debuting at number three on the charts and selling a million albums within the first five months of its release. The live album paved the way for a string of future DMB concert recordings; it also drummed up support for the April 1998 release of Before These Crowded Streets, the group’s most ambitious record to date. Another two-disc live effort, Listener Supported, followed one year later, and summer tours kept the ensemble busy as the decade drew to a close.
The new millennium, however, saw the lineup returning to the studio with producer Glen Ballard to record a fourth studio album, Everyday, which was put forth in February 2001. Although notable for its slick, mainstream-minded sound — not to mention the presence of electric guitar, which Matthews had never used on previous copies — it was overshadowed by rumors of a darker record that had been recorded with Steve Lillywhite in 2000. Although the original record was rejected, the lineup eventually chose material from those sessions, re-recorded several others, and gave us the results in July 2002 as Busted Stuff. Its debut single, “Where Are You Going,” fared well on nationwide radio, and the band rounded out 2002 with the release of Live at Folsom Field in November.
Several years after releasing Live at Luther College, a concert album that did not feature his band, Dave Matthews gave us his first proper solo record in 2003. The moody and brooding Some Devil was supported by a “Dave Matthews and Friends” tour — the “friends” being Trey Anastasio, Brady Blade, Tony Hall, Ray Paczkowski, and Tim Reynolds — and the album’s chief single, “Gravedigger,” acquired Matthews a Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. Boyd Tinsley also issued a solo record that year, but the Dave Matthews Band (DMB) reconvened shortly thereafter, releasing two additional live albums (The Central Park Concert, The Gorge) and returning to the road in 2004. The bandmates also joined Bruce Springsteen’s Vote for Change tour toward the end of the year, just as their mail-order-only Live Trax series debuted. In early 2005, they launched a website that featured progress reports on their next album in the form of video footage, diaries, and soundbites. When the flawed Stand Up finally appeared in May, it was the band’s first record of all-new music since 2001′s Everyday. Like its three predecessors, Stand Up topped the charts, making DMB the only group other than U2 and Metallica to score four consecutive number one albums.
Weekend on the Rocks, another live set, came Stand Up at the end of 2005, and a two-disc compilation entitled The Best of What’s Around, Vol. 1 collected studio music and fresh new live recordings one year later. Matthews and Tim Reynolds launched another joint tour in 2007, canvassing Europe and North America in the process. A performance from the latter continent was featured on the album Live at Radio City material Hall, which served as a companion piece to 1999′s Luther College. Meanwhile, the Dave Matthews ensemble released their own concert album, Live at Piedmont Park, and started working on new material, although the project was temporarily shelved at a time of pre-production as the group diverted its attention to touring. The musicians returned to the studio the not long after year, but LeRoi Moore unfortunately passed away before the record could be completed. The saxophonist had suffered a serious ATV accident in June and ultimately succumbed to his injuries two months later. Former Béla Fleck saxophonist Jeff Coffin joined in his place, and the band heralded his inclusion with the release of Live at the Mile High material Festival, a three-disc set capturing a Colorado performance from that summer. Early the not long after year, the Dave Matthews group paid tribute to Moore with Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King
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