Monday, December 31, 2012

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Dave Matthews Band

Artist:Dave Matthews Band
Song:The Space Between
Album:The Best Of What's Around Vol. 1

The Dave Matthews Band is a jam band in the tradition of The Grateful Dead. Matthews has built their success on constant touring and strong musicianship especially in concert. The Space Between is one of their more significant radio hits. Matthews was born Jan. 9, 1967 in Johannesburg, South Africa and he moved to New York with his family where his father was a physicist for IBM. When his father died in 1977, Matthews moved back to South Africa with his mom. In 1986, he moved to the US to avoid military service and settled in Charlottesburg, WV. It was here that he got interested in music and Dave Matthews Band was formed in 1990. Founding members were Dave Matthews on lead vocals and guitar, Stefan Lessard on bass, Carter Beauford on drums and LeRoi Moore on sax. Violinist Boyd Tinsley joined soon after the formation of the band. After they released an album independently, they signed with RCA in 1994. And they've been very successful ever since. All their studio albums since 1998 have topped the Billboard Hot 200 and have been certified Gold or Platinum. The Space Between is from the 2001 album Everyday and it reached #22 on the Billboard Hot 100. Matthews wrote it with songwriter Glen Ballard who also produced the album. This 2CD comp has 1 CD of hits and a second CD of live performances. The band went on hiatus in 2003 and Matthews did a solo tour. But they reformed and they are still very successful. LeRoi Moore died in 2008 and was replaced by Jeff Coffin. The Dave Matthews Band's latest CD Away From The World was released Sept. 2012 and they are currently on tour. Matthews also owns ATO Records and Films. Here's the video for The Space Between by Dave Matthews Band.

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