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Power. Point Presentation MUSIC 1010 By ANTHONY CHIDESTER
Dave Matthews Band BAND MEMBERS -Dave Matthews (guitar & lead vocals) -Carter Beauford (Drums & back-up vocals) -Boyd Tinsley (Violin & back-up vocals) -Stefan Lessard (Bass Guitar) -Leroi Moore 19612008 (Brass & Woodwinds) http: //www. davematth ewsband. com/#/hom e
Dave Matthews Born: 1967 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Formed the Dave Matthews Band in 1991.
Carter Beauford First member to join Dave Matthews. Extensive musical background before joining the band. Known in drumming circles as an excellent percussionist. A rare version of “Halloween” showcasing Beauford’s talents
Boyd Tinsley -Boyd Tinsley joined the band reluctantly. -He remained in his own band, The Boyd Tinsley Three, for some time after joining the Dave Matthews Band. -In the band’s early days he was thought to be Dave Matthews.
Stefan Lessard -Stefan is the youngest Band member to play in the Dave Matthews Band. -Stefan has his own line of snowboarding equipment. -Stefan changed from stand-up bass to standard to play in the band.
Leroi Moore -Leroi had a long history of playing many woodwind instruments before the band was formed. -Leroi was the last member to join the Dave Matthews Band. -Leroi Moore died in 2008 due to an ATV accident.
Meaning Behind the Music Many hardships befell the band including: -The murder of Dave’s Sister -The death of Stefan's infant child. -The death of Dave’s Father.
BAND MILESTONES 1991 They played their first performance at an art fair. 1997 DMB won a Grammy for best rock and pop vocal performance. 2004 The Dave Matthews Band played to an audience of over 90, 000 in Central Park. http: //www. davematthewsband. com/#/history
1991 -1995 Remember Two Things 1993 Click to play Under the Table and Dreaming 1994 Click to play
1996 -2000 Crash 1996 Before These Crowded Streets 1998 Live At Red Rocks 1997 Listener Supported 1999
2001 -2005 Studio Albums Everyday 2001 Busted Stuff 2002 Stand Up 2005
2001 -2005 Live Releases Live in Chicago 2001 The Central Park Concert 2003 Live at Folsom Field 2002 Weekend On the Rocks 2005 The Gorge 2004
2006 -2010 Live at Piedmont Park 2007 Live at Mile High Music Festival 2008 Live in New York City 2010 Europe 2009 Big Whiskey and the Grux King 2009 Click to play
Dave Matthews Band Music Listening Guide Ants Marching Baby Blue Tripping Bil
ANTS MARCHING Release: 1995 Album: Under the Table and Dreaming, Remember Two Things Length: 4: 30 Years played at live shows: 1991 -2010
Ants Marching: Verses The lyrics follow a similar pattern between all verses and the harmony is easy to sing along with. As a band favorite, this song’s verses are the backbone of the song as they provide a catchy, repetitive melody.
Ants Marching: Intro and Instrumentals The drums are a big part of the intro with as many as twentyseven solo snare hits before other instruments begin to play. The violin and saxophone are the main parts of these sections. Trading off harmony, they make the song bright and fun.
Ants Marching: Chorus The main lyrics provide memorable harmony. The music changes melody, offering an exciting contrast. Lyrics: take these chances place them in a box until a quieter time lights down, you up and die
BABY BLUE Release: 2010 Album: Big Whiskey and the Grux King Length: 3: 41 Years played at live shows: 2010 Meaning: Dedicated to fallen Band member Leroi Moore
Baby Blue: Verses The lyrics provide deep meaning and mourning of a friend. The song itself is soft and slow, impressing images of angels in nighttime.
Baby Blue: Chorus Heavy violin playing melody Dynamic grows louder Harmony is not typical of DMB music, but soft and mournful.
Tripping Billies Release: 1996 Album: Crash Length: 5: 00 Years Played at Live Shows: 1991 -2010 Meaning: one of the first songs played by DMB, a staple DMB songs.
Tripping Billies: Verses Loud dynamic Guitar lead with verse melody Guitar, drums, and bass playing constantly, while violin and saxophone rest.
Tripping Billies: Chorus Saxophone, violin, and guitar provide the main harmony. All instruments are present, creating a loud dynamic. The theme is reoccurring.
Tripping Billies: Intro and Instrumentals Intro sets main melody and it reoccur's in chorus. Instrumentals create a big change in the music. Instrumentals build on the fun atmosphere of the song.
Bibliography 1. Unknown, www. antsmarching. org, tour stats. 2. Unknown, www. dmband. com, biographies 3. Harper, Matthew. Maximum Dave Matthews audio book biography Grove Dreams co