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Dave Matthews & Supporting Band & Musicians

Musician & Band Bios

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Below is some information on Dave's collaborators, and other work they've done:
Rubens De La Corte - guitars & vocals
A session guitarist and core of the musical group ENGELIQUE KIDJO who is a true jazz guitar master and has also opened shows on tour with the Dave Mathhews Band.
Trey Anastasio - guitars & vocals
Most noted for his work in the jam band PHISH, this Texas native got kicked out of University of Vermont before reaching fame as one of the nation's top guitarists.  He has collaborated with Dave Matthews, members of the Dead, and a litany of the best jam artists in the world.
His newest music project is called 70 VOLT PARADE and features colalborations with Tony Hall, Les Hall, Skeeto Valdez, Ray Paczkowski, Jennifer Hartswick & Christina Durfee.  Trey resides in Vermont with his wife Sue and two daughters.
Talley Griffith - guitars & vocals
Like Dave Matthews, Talley Griffith is a Virginia resident who was a screenwriter and film producer in Los Angeles in the late 1990's. He has worked with a diverse range of musicians, both in the studio and in live performances. He is known mainly for jam sessions and live shows, and has contributed to many music projects behind the scenes.  Besides playing guitars, he is also a producer and arranger. Among the notables Talley Griffith has worked with, played with, and created or jammed with are: Rob Zombie, Brett Bradshaw of Faster Pussycat, members of Government Mule, Tim Reynolds, Flea of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and David Gilmour of Pink Floyd. It is said that he is single and resides in either Washington D.C. or Virginia.
Tim Reynolds - guitars
The leader of the band TR3, he is best known as a Dave Matthews duet artist, and for arranging some of the greatest musical collaborations in history.  Tim was born to a military Father, and like Dave Matthews, spent much of his life in Virginia.  He has played with Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, Carlos Santana, members of the Grateful Dead, Peter Gabriel, and Warren Haynes of the Allman Bros. & Government Mule.  Reynolds is also well known for giving many new artists a break, and has supported and played with many new up and coming musical talents. After living in Charlottesville, Virginia for 17 years, Reynolds moved to New Mexico where he currently resides. 
Stone Gossard - guitars
Known all over the planet as a guitarist for Pearl Jam, Gossard is one of the most influential artists to emerge fromt he grunge rock scene of the 1990s. He was a founding member of Pearl Jam, Mother Love Bone, and Temple of the Dog.  His collaborations with Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, and members of Nirvana are legendary.  He has played with many greats, including Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds.  His current music project is called "Brad" and is a five-man band out of Seattle.  He also is a partner in a very active recording studio.  Born in 1966, Gossard grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and currently resides in Seattle.  He is married, and is still a driving force of the Seattle music scene. 
Brady Blade - drums & percussion
Blade and his brother Brian are two musicians who are world-reknown for their session work and incredile live performances.  Blade grew up in the small town of Shreveport, Louisiana as the son of a preacher.  He also worked for the federal government for several years, and rumor has it that he worked for either the CIA or the HUD.  He also held a job in the A&R department at Polygram and served as a manager for several small bands. His drum and percussion work has made him one of the best in the fields of rock, country, folk, and southern music. He's one of the most respected drummers in the business, from Nashville to Los Angeles, and shares the same diverse style as Dave Matthews in their playing and their attitudes as "regualr guys".  One story has it that musical artist Jewel (whom Blade was working with) once came to his parents' home in Louisiana and they all had a picnic while Jewel fixed steak and potatoes on the grill for Blade's parents. Among those he's collaborated with are: Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Jewel, Daniel Lanois, and the Indigo Girls. He makes his home in L.A. and Shreveport, Louisiana. 
Tony Hall - bass
Steven Harris - keybards & programming
Alex Veley - organ
Cyndi Morganson - pianos
Roger Lewis- horns
Kevin Harris - horns
Sammy Williams - horns
Efrem Towns - horns
Audrey Riley - strings
Seattle Music Group - strings
Total Experience Gospel Choir - backing vocals