Now, Fuse has announced that their music channel will air a 4-part documentary on the making of BWGK in early June. Titled, Dave Matthews Band: The Road to Big Whiskey, the series will first be shown on Tuesday, June 2 at 8 pm ET, and continue through 8 pm ET through Friday, which will be the final episode in the series.
One of the great things about the Dave Matthews Band is that we have the ability to listen to the shows so quickly after they happen as well as being able to go back to almost any performance in their history to check it out. We have these opportunities because of the band's taping policy and a dedicated group of tapers who follow DMB. One of the most valuable members of the DMB trading community is Tom Gambichler who is better known as Rockinman on dreamingtree.org.
Tom has been trading tapes since 2004 and since then has amassed a nearly 3000 tape collection which is the largest on DMBExchange. After starting out assisting other tapers, Tom started taping shows in 2007 and hasn't looked back. We contacted Tom about answering some questions and he was nice enough to take the time to share some of his experiences with us. Check out the interview below.
Before the first listen on May 26th, when Pandora will be allowing people to stream the upcoming Dave Matthews Band album, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King, many fans will be eager to hear two things: 1) how will songs debuted this spring sound in the studio and 2) will the songs not heard exceed the already through the roof expectations?
DMB has begun marketing for BWGK, and it's been nothing short of frusterating - in a good way. Through tiny bits and pieces, fans have learned more about the upcoming record, as well as getting to hear several of the songs this spring.
A much-anticipated song from Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King, entitled "Seven," and ironically track ten on the new album, made its debut at last night’s Albuqurque, NM, show at the Journal Pavillion.
Download: Seven 5/5/09
Early Sunday morning, 5/3/09, Dave Matthews Band shot what appeared to be a music video at Grand Central Station in NYC. Dave was in New York to perform solo at The Clearwater Concert, a birthday celebration for Pete Seeger. The concert was held at Madison Square Garden later in the evening. The rest of DMB, Carter, Boyd, and Stefan, (no Tim, Jeff, or Rashawn), joined Dave to shoot the video.
Stefan confirmed the shoot on Twitter earlier today by tweeting, "Damp day here in NYC. Anyone see us in Grand Central Station?".
by Joe Leverone
It's not often that during the off seasons, that DMB fans can gather and enjoy the music that they love most: that of Dave Matthews Band. Although for the residents of Rochester, NY, it has been increasingly easier to get their DMBuzz when DMB isn't on tour, as the Dave Matthews tribute band, Big Eyed Phish, calls Rochester their home.
Big Eyed Phish is led by guitarist and singer Brandon DePaul. As the frontman to the former Dave Matthews tribute band, The Tripping Billies, Brandon has been in the Dave Matthews music scene for quite some time. He's had the pleasure of meeting Dave himself, as well as being mentioned in the book Dave Matthews Band: Music For The People. When The Tripping Billies ended, Brandon called Rochester his home, and began searching to put together his next project: Big Eyed Phish.
Fans that did not get the opportunity to make it to New Orleans on April 26, 2009 for the Jazz and Heritage Festival will still get the opportunity to see some of the acts that participated, thanks to AT&T!
One hour of DMB's performance will be available via webcast exclusively at music.att.net on Saturday, May 2 beginning at 6 p.m. CDT. The 2009 NOLA Jazz Fest also featured artists like Ben Harper and James Taylor.
by Diana Schwartz
Smash-ups, Bootlegs, Bastard Pop, Power-Mixing, Blending, whatever you want to call it, Mash-Ups are becoming more and more popular in the music community.
For those not familiar with the term, Mash-Ups have been gaining more widespread recognition since 2001, when experimental artists began blending two or more songs from a range of musical genres to reinterpret music for an audience, but remixing has been around since music has been laid down.
It is an art that requires seamless editing to blend one song into another and deserves legitimate street credibility, even if it isn’t your cup of tea.
Listeners waiting in high suspense for another taste of Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King will be glad to hear that 'Beach Ball', one of the reported B-sides to be included with the Super Deluxe Package pre-order, debuted last night (4/29) at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Alpharetta, GA.
You can download Beach Ball in our .mp3 forum. Remember! You must be a member to view this particular forum!
On April 28, Dave Matthews Band rolled out a few lines of what would soon be a full new cover song added to the song list of the Spring 2009 Tour the very next evening: "Rye Whiskey". The song has been covered by several different artists over the years, but was first recorded by and is most famously associated with Tex Ritter.
Download: Rye Whiskey - 4/29/09