Thirty years ago, in Illinois, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson and Neil Young organized a benefit show to help raise money for American farmers called Farm Aid.
Dave Matthews Band
"It's always hard to leave home. My kids are getting older and smarter than me, so I toss and turn at night and need lots of coffee."
It may be hard to believe, but it's already been 20 years since Dave Matthews Band made their network television debut.
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Unlike so many of their jam-band peers, going all the way back to '60s acid-heads to '00s revivalists, the Dave Matthews Band know the value of song. Many of their numbers find new lives onstage, where the group's celebrated interplay thrives in places that could never be fully explored in the studio...
The Dave Matthews Band sounded pretty close to fully formed on their 1994 debut, ‘Under the Table and Dreaming,’ but their follow-up album, 1996’s ‘Crash,’ is the record where they become the Dave Matthews Band we know today. Their first album is wobbly, tentative and basically a gateway to their concerts, which were quickly developing a reputation as must-see events. ‘Crash,’ which celebrates its 17th anniversary today, began focusing on the songs.
‘Before These Crowded Streets,’ the Dave Matthews Band’s third album, was their first to reach No. 1. More importantly, it’s their first record to reach some sort of balance between the band’s live shows and its oft-neglected songwriting. Prior to ‘Before These Crowded Streets,’ which celebrates its 15th anniversary today, the group pretty much treated their albums like the Grateful Dead treated theirs: as stripped-down vessels designed for onstage exploration. Afterward, they became fully formed works that occasionally found new life in concert.
The Dave Matthews Band’s fourth album was supposed to be their fourth with producer Steve Lillywhite, who helped steer the group to fame and its first No. 1 with 1998’s ‘Before These Crowded Streets.’ But the album they made with Lillywhite (which included some of the darkest material they ever recorded) was eventually scrapped, and they headed back into the studio with Alanis Morissette’s producer Glen Ballard.