What is 90’s nostalgia without laying your ears on classic jam bands like Dave Matthews Band? The Charlottesville, VA mainstay formed in 1991 after vocalist/guitarist Dave Matthews brought together several local musicians to record a demo of a few songs he had written. A mix of acoustic rock, jazz, funk, and a little pop, DMB built up a dedicated following through grassroots efforts and a keen focus on college campuses and eventually became renowned for their live performances.
Their first studio album, Under the Table and Dreaming debut in 1994 and while it narrowly missed the Billboard top 10, it gave the world“Ants Marching” perhaps one of DMB’s most definitive and beloved songs in their catalog. Follow-up Crash, came in at No. 2 and showcased the band’s seamless interplay between vocals, guitar, sax, and violin. From that point, DMB experienced vast success with six straight chart-topping albums in a row.