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Dave Matthews Band - Jason Miller Music Appreciation Dave Matthews Band The Dave Matthews Band(DMB was started by Dave Matthews in Charlottesville

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Jason Miller Music Appreciation May 12, 2009 Dave Matthews Band The Dave Matthews Band (DMB) was started by Dave Matthews, in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1991. The band was started when Dave decided that he wanted to record some of his music he had written and put it on a tape. He did not just want to record himself with the guitar so, he found a few other people to play with him. Dave found Carter Beauford, LeRoi Moore, Stefan Lessard, Peter Griesar, and Boyd Tinsley. Dave Matthews is the lead singer of the band. He worked as a bartender at a jazz club and that is where he met most of his band members. (2) Dave originally picked up a guitar at age nine and has been interested ever since. One night while working at the club, one of Dave’s friends got him to get up on the stage and perform, even though Dave was extremely shy. The audience was stunned by the performance and that is how everything started. Dave had originally pictured someone else singing his songs and not himself but after writing a few songs he decided to start a band and he would do the vocals. The drummer and founding member for the band is Carter Beauford. He was first exposed to drumming at age three because his father would take him to concerts. Because of that he became very interested in playing the drums and played his first professional gig when he was just nine. Beauford was in another band before he was in the DMB. It consisted of other members that later joined him in the DMB. The other
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band that he was in would play at the club where Dave was a bartender and that is how they met. Beauford is known for his abilities to mix together countless percussion styles, and highly regarded for his open hand drumming style. (3) Another member of the band is saxophonist LeRoi Moore. Moore was drawn in to music by his mother who would play hymns on an old organ. He began playing the alto saxophone when he was in junior high and then the tenor soon after. He went on to college and studied the tenor saxophone there. Over the next few years Moore played around Virginia. It was during one of those performances that Moore and Dave met. Moore carries around eleven instruments with him on tour. (4)
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course MUS 190 taught by Professor Fink during the Spring '08 term at Spoon River.

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Dave Matthews Band - Jason Miller Music Appreciation Dave Matthews Band The Dave Matthews Band(DMB was started by Dave Matthews in Charlottesville

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