Dave Matthews Band (Band)

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Dave Matthews Band
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Alternative Name DMB
Group Members Dave Matthews
Carter Beauford
Stefan Lessard
Boyd Tinsley
Tim Reynolds
Rashawn Ross
Jeff Coffin
Past Group Members LeRoi Moore †
Peter Griesar
Butch Taylor
Music Genre (Text) Rock
jazz fusion
folk rock
funk rock
pop rock
alternative rock
Origin Charlottesville, Virginia, US
Year(s) Active 1991–present
Record Label RCA (US)
V2 (international)
Official Websites davematthewsband.com
Associated Acts The Revivalists
Dave Matthews & Friends
Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds
Béla Fleck and the Flecktones
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Dave Matthews Band (often abbreviated to DMB) is an American rock band that was formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991. The founding members were singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Matthews, bassist Stefan Lessard, drummer/backing vocalist Carter Beauford and saxophonist LeRoi Moore. Boyd Tinsley was added to the band as a violinist soon after the band was formed. Moore died suddenly in August 2008 due to complications from injuries sustained in an ATV accident. Grammy Award-winner Jeff Coffin (of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones) has since filled Moore's spot as the band's saxophonist. Rashawn Ross and Tim Reynolds have also become full-time members of the band. The band's 2009 album Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King (the first album since Moore's death) debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, earning the band their fifth consecutive number-one debut. Their most recent album, Away from the World, released September 29, 2012, debuted at number one on the Billboard chart — making them the only group to have six consecutive studio albums debut in the top spot. As of 2010, the Dave Matthews Band has sold over 30 million records worldwide.

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