Hear me out just this once.: So I'm posting a Rant about one of my favorite bands..Honestly it isn't one of my favorite bands it IS my favorite band.Words can not describe the extent to which I love this band.This band contains Some of Virginia's(my home state) finest Jazz/Blues Players..But don't be fooled this is no Jazz Band In Fact I'll be Damned if you can find a genre to place them in.They continue to develope into different directions. I'll start off with Matthews.His vocals alone are worth listening too.His singing can be from just plain silly and fun to haunting,or even a sad grim(for example Gravedigger) voice.And in a live show he has NEVER played one song exactly the same its always new or fresh in some way.His Lyrics are my all time favorites. one of my favorite verses Seek Up Oh, look at me in my fancy car, And my bank account... Oh, how I wish I could take it all down Down to my grave, God knows I'd save and save Man, take a look again, take a look again, Things you have collected, Well, in the end it all piles up so tall To one big nothing, one big nothing at all Forget about the reasons and The treasons we are seeking... Forget about the notion that Our emotion can be kept at bay Forget about being guilty, We are innocent instead For soon we will all find our lives swept away You seek up an emotion, And your cup is overflowing. You seek up an emotion, Sometimes your well is dry. You seek up a big monster For him to fight your wars for you But when he finds his way to you, The devil's not going "Ha, ha, ha, ha." Proudest Monkey When I walk, I walk so tall... Not bent or doubled up Like the other monkeys that I know... Still I don't know if I have a soul Or if Heaven's the place to go... Or if Hell's where we burn... Or if sinning's what we do... Where do I know that I'm the smartest monkey... That I know Monkey see, monkey do, Monkey see... We are the proudest monkeys... We are the proudest monkeys... You and me are the proudest monkeys... You and I are the proudest monkeys... I will end it here out of fear of posting all his song lyrics. I'll move instead to his band Members. Dave's Superiors(how he refers all of them)Carter Beauford and Leroi Moore.Blues veterans to say the least.Carter has played on the drums since he was 3.Not even joking.And Leroi's talents.He can play just about any wind instrument associated with Jazz.Leroi's Sax is smooth and buttery and will make you melt in your Chair.Boyd Tinsley's Violin gives this band a very calm mellow or sometimes a upbeat partyish sound to their songs almost making you want to bust out a dance.Bassist Stefan Lessard was approached by matthews when he was 16!Need i say more?Matthews intention was to get the best he could and by god he did. DMB has covered a number of songs by the Beatles,Sang with The one and only johnny cash as well as played his songs in a tribute,Allman Brothers,Bob Dylan.In fact if you want to hear a All Along the watchtower cover check theirs out when they covered it with Blue's travelers harmonica god John Popper and Trey Anastasio Of Phish.Its a 10:00 minute orgy of smooth Electric guitar Rich Acoustic and the ever so sweet Harmonica. There Live Albums are AMAZING.Live At Redrocks is pure glory in my opinion Leroi's Sax just really shines throughout.And Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds live at Luther college.If you have any love for the acoustic guitar what so ever you will buy this album.Tim reynolds guitar is drop dead brilliant as he and Dave play unacompanied by the rest of the band .Do yourself a favor and pick up at least one of these albums. I will gladly upload ether two if these albums for anybody who wishes.As for the rest of his songs.I have them all on casette.