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Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King

Dave Matthews Band

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DMB saxophonist LeRoi Moore died from complications suffered in an ATV accident on his Virginia farm and the remaining band pay him tribute throughout 2009’s Big Whiskey. Moore is the “GrooGrux King” and there are references scattered throughout the album that the band’s loss is never far from Matthews’ mind. Yet, the band also pays strong tribute by turning in one of its most assured performances to date. DMB have always been known for their loose, supple grooves, their ability to slip into rhythmic gymnastics without losing their pulse, but here they tighten up and solidify their punch with tunes that feature a powerful forward force. “Why I Am” (where Matthews asserts he’s “still here dancing with the GrooGrux King”) hangs onto its notes with a determined grace that explodes into quick, instrumental moments. “Dive In” throws the piano to the middle for a contemplative ballad. “Spaceman” throws its hands into the doomed air wondering why things couldn’t have turned out differently, while “Squirm” adds a serious tension that’s unusually desperate. Big Whiskey is understandably DMB’s most emotionally affecting album.

Customer Reviews

Finally, the real DMB sound is back.

It is so great to hear a new DMB album that captures who these guys really are. If you're a fan of "Under the Table", "Crash", and "Before These Crowded Streets", then you will love this album. Although DMB's album "Stand Up" had a couple decent tracks, Mark Batson did not do the band justice and the album sounded like any other mainstream pop garbage out there. With the almost haunting first track "Grux", it is a definite that LeRoi will be sadly missed. This is a great album and any DMB fan must have it. As well, as good as this album is, you know that these tracks will only sound that much better when these boys play them live!

SIMPLY THE BEST!!!

This work is really inspiring. Musically, it is the band's best work ever. Lyrically, Dave has toned it down a bit, his songs aren;t quite as deep, but it helps portray his points more clearly. every song is gold. can listen straight through. Great work team. 10/10

Wow!

An almost Sanatana - like album reminds me of good old 90's music. Really some great, upbeat, and jazzy songs on this album, not just a CD filled with boring fillers. Youll be surprised if you just go ahead and buy the album for yourself.

Biography

Formed: 1991 in Charlottesville, VA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Formed in the early '90s by South African vocalist/guitarist Dave Matthews, the Dave Matthews Band presented a more pop-oriented version of the Grateful Dead crossed with elements of jazz, funk, and the worldbeat explorations of Paul Simon and Sting. Matthews populated the group with several Virginia-based musicians — bassist Stefan Lessard, saxophonist Leroi Moore, violinist Boyd Tinsley, drummer Carter Beauford, and short-lived keyboardist Peter Griesar — and the band built up a strong...
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