Happy birthday to the beloved Dave Matthews! Ever since he started the Dave Matthews Band in 1991, the singer/songwriter has successfully navigated the waters of mainstream pop, soulful rock, and exploratory jamming with their one-of-a-kind sound.
Born on January 9th, 1967 in Johannesburg, South Africa, Matthews formed the DMB in 1991 and has been riding the waves of his self-made success ever since. Through hit songs and exciting live shows, Dave Matthews has truly captured our imaginations as a top-tier performer.
While the DMB features a truly great lineup, some of the most exciting moments in the band’s history have been their collaborations with guest musicians. To celebrate Matthews’ birthday, check out a series of videos below highlighting some of his most memorable DMB performances.
DMB with Neil Young, “All Along The Watchtower” | Farm Aid | Bristow, VA | 9/12/99
[Video: Farm Aid]
DMB with The Flecktones, “#41” | Molson Center | Toronto, ON | 4/20/02
DMB with Trey Anastasio, “Lie In Our Graves” | Saratoga Performing Arts Center | Saratoga Springs, NY | 8/14/07
DMB with The Roots, “Eh Hee” | Alpine Valley Music Theatre | Elkhorn, WI | 8/26/07
[Video: Timothy Brown]
DMB with Gregg Allman, “Melissa” | Madison Square Garden | New York, NY | 4/14/09
DMB with Warren Haynes, “Cortez The Killer” | The Gorge Amphitheatre | George, WA | 9/3/11
[Video: Dave Matthews Band]
DMB with Gary Clark Jr., “All Along The Watchtower” | Klipsch Music Center | Noblesville, IN | 6/22/12
DMB with John Popper, “What Would You Say” | DTE Energy Music Theatre | Clarkston, MI | 7/7/15
DMB with Jimmy Herring, “Sugar Will” | Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood | Lakewood, GA | 5/6/16
DMB with Bob Weir, “The Maker” | Greek Theater | Berkeley, CA | 8/30/16
Of course, this is far from the full list of collaborations over the years; just a small sampling of some memorable Dave Matthews moments! Happy birthday, Dave!