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SiriusXM subscribers will have the chance to gain entry to an invite-only Dave Matthews acoustic performance and Q&A session on September 11.
Dave Matthews Band, Crowded House, Greensky Bluegrass are among those on the 2020 Byron Bay Bluesfest’s initial lineup.
Amos Lee, I’m With Her and Scarypoolparty will perform at the 2020 installment of the Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds Riviera Maya destination event.
Details of the Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds Riviera Maya 2020 destination event have been revealed.
- Dave Matthews Performs With The Roots, Maggie Rogers & Vusi Mahlasela At Apollo In The Hamptons Benefit
Dave Matthews was backed by The Roots and collaborated with Maggie Rogers, Vusi Mahlasela and more at the 10th annual Apollo In The Hamptons benefit on Saturday night.
A Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds concert from 1994 is featured on ‘LiveTrax Vol. 48: The Birchmere,’ while ‘Live Trax Vol. 49: Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center’ contains a recording of the pair’s June 2019 concert in Canandaigua, New York.
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Latest Dave Matthews Setlist
Dave Matthews at Columbia City Theatre
- Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)
- Rye Whiskey
- Do You Remember
- So Damn Lucky
- Pretty Bird
- Grey Street
- Come Tomorrow
- Worried Man Blues
- Here On Out
- Funny the Way It Is
- Grace Is Gone
- Don't Drink the Water
- Little Red Bird
- Ants Marching
About Dave Matthews
Dave Matthews has chronicled his life’s travels so often that when asked, he can rattle off the details without pause. It goes like this:
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1967. Moves two years later with his family to Westchester County, NY, where his dad, a physicist, goes to work for IBM. Then, in the early ’70s, to Cambridge, England, before returning to New York where his dad died in 1977. The family moved back to South Africa in 1980, where Matthews went to a few different schools and “got more wise about the evils of government, there and in general.” O.K. ; pause for a breath.
The key move for Dave Matthews Band fans, of course, was when he relocated in 1986 to Charlottesville, VA, where his parents had lived before he was born. Though he also logged time back in South Africa and in Amsterdam, it was in Charlottesville where Matthews who took piano lessons as a child before picking up the guitar at age nine became part of the local music community and hatched the idea for his own band.
“I didn’t really have a vision, or a plan,” says Matthews, acknowledging that some of his musical sensibility came from spending time in so many different places as a child. “I’m sure it gave me a little bit of an openness. The most diverse music in the world is in America, ’cause there’s so many different cultures here, but what tends to be pushed to the top is often a narrow view of what there really is. So maybe (his travels) just gave me a wider pool of listening.”
Matthews says his principal goal with the band was to surround himself with the best players possible. To this day he remains “amazed” that he was able to recruit and retain the four musicians he rather modestly refers to as his superiors. “I was just looking for people that I liked,” explains Matthews, who feels he’s “gotten a bit better” over the years. “Could I play with them was more of the question, I think. We just ended up fitting together. The band wasn’t something that I was looking for; it was very much I loved the people I asked to play with me. There was a connection at the beginning, and I think what we’ve been about is not some grand scheme but more the spirit of everyone, which is why we ended up with this band and why it sounds like it does.”
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Widespread Panic kicks off their three-night run at the Ryman in Nashville with a number of bust outs from Neil Young, The Beatles and more.
Watch Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi join Trey Anastasio Band at Lockn’ festival 2019.
The String Cheese Incident will perform at Denver’s new Mission Ballroom as part of the band’s home state Thanksgiving Run 2019.
Watch Bob Weir appear onstage – on a couch – during Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s performance at the Lockn’ festival Thursday night.