Monday, June 1, 2009

The Dave Matthews Band is Back!

I remember when a future roommate of mine from graduate school introduced me to the Dave Matthews Band in 1994. "Under the Table and Dreaming" remains one of my favorite albums of all time, and I loved the fact that the band was multicultural and multi-racial. It was like listening to music that reaffirmed my world view of diverse people coming together and working to create something beautiful and lasting.

Well, I am excited about the new album coming out tomorrow, "Big Whiskey and The Groogrux King." And it is a shame that Leroi Moore has passed away in the meantime. We were privileged to be able to listen to his saxophone playing. Check out the first release:

"Funny the Way It Is"

1 comment:

Tasham said...

I remember going to see DMB in Hartford, CT at the Meadows every summer. It was the highlight of my summers in High School. Under the Table and Dreaming remains one of my favorite albums and "Satellite" was actually one of the first songs I heard by Dave Matthews. And I fell in love with violins and Dave's voice. "Dancing Nancies"..."Sing and dance I'll play for you tonight
And thrill at it all
Dark clouds may hang on me sometimes
But I'll work it out then" has seen me through a few dark clouds of my own and I do work it out!

I can't wait to hear the new album and drink up all of DMB!