The Grammy-winning Dave Mathews Band treated their fans to a rocking jam Tuesday night, November 16, 2010, at Philips Arena. Known to their fans as simply DMB, Dave Mathews Band formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991. Founding members were singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Matthews, bassist Stefan Lessard, violinist Boyd Tinsley, drummer/backing vocalist Carter Beauford and saxophonist LeRoi Moore. Moore died suddenly in August, 2008 due to complications from 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(horns) and Tim Reynolds(guitar) have also become full-time touring members of the band. With musicians who each have roots in differing genres, including jazz, classical, soul, rock, bluegrass, and hip-hop, the band has created an eclectic sound which has earned them an extremely large and diverse fan base. After twenty consecutive years of touring the band announced that it is taking 2011 off. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue opened the show.
In addition to our review by AJC staff writer Melissa Ruggieri, photographer Robb Cohen covered the show with his camera. Click here to view the 19-photo online gallery. What did you think of the show? How did this show compare to the DMB concert in July at Aaron’s Amphitheatre? Who reading this blog has seen at least 10 Dave concerts? Share some stories with us.