South African vocalist/guitarist Dave Matthews formed the Dave Matthews Band in Virginia in the early '90s. Featuring Matthews, Stefan Lessard, Leroi Moore, Boyd Tinsley, and Carter Beauford, the group's music presents a more pop-oriented version of the Grateful Dead crossed with the worldbeat explorations of Paul Simon and Sting. The band built up a strong word-of-mouth following in the early '90s by touring the country constantly, concentrating on college campuses. After their self-released album sold well, they signed with RCA and watched their 1994 major-label debut, Under the Table and Dreaming, sell over a million copies on the back of the hit single "What Would You Say." ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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