About the artist
Dave Matthews Band, also known by the acronym DMB, is an American rock band that was formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991. The founding members were singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Matthews, bassist Stefan Lessard, drummer and backing vocalist Carter Beauford, and saxophonist LeRoi Moore. Boyd Tinsley joined the band as a violinist soon after. In August 2008, LeRoi Moore died due to complications from injuries sustained in an ATV accident. Soon after, Grammy Award winner Jeff Coffin joined and has since filled Moore's spot as the band's saxophonist; trumpeter Rashawn Ross, guitarist Tim Reynolds, and keyboardist Buddy Strong have also become full-time members of the band. In May 2018, Tinsley was fired from the band after a lawsuit alleging sexual misconduct was filed against him by a former band mate in his side project, Crystal Garden, allegations which Tinsley denies. Other past members include keyboardists Peter Griesar and Butch Taylor.