So Much to Say
Dave Matthews Band--20 Years on the Road
Nikki Van Noy
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DAVE MATTHEWS BAND has one of the largest and most loyal followings of any band today—after twenty years of constant touring and several acclaimed, multiplatinum albums, the members enjoy a connection with their fans that few other acts can match. Ask DMB devotees and they’ll happily tell you tales of amazing sold-out summer shows, the stunning venues they’ve seen the band play all around the world, classic live show recordings . . . and memories of good times with great friends, old and new. For hundreds of thousands of people, affection for DMB goes far beyond simple fan adulation—it’s a way of life.
Journalist (and fan) Nikki Van Noy bridges the gap between the band and their followers, looking at the DMB phenomenon from all perspectives—including interviews with the band, Charlottesville insiders who knew them in the early days, and, of course, the DMB fans who witnessed it all. This lively, insider book offers insights into:
• The beginnings of the band in Charlottesville, VA—which gave rise to the culture of taping and trading live shows, and the early online networking that laid the groundwork for their later explosive success.
• The heady success of their first several albums—when the small “club” of DMB fans suddenly became a lot less exclusive.
• Their creative misfires in the early 2000s—including the leaked Lillywhite Sessions.
• The crushing sudden loss of saxophonist LeRoi Moore—and how the band emerged stronger than ever.
A chronicle of the live Dave Matthews Band experience and what it means to be a part of it, So Much to Say is a comprehensive biography of this incredible group and the fans who helped them achieve such enduring success.
Sort of embarrassed!
Never new you could publish a book by basically regurgitating previous books, magazine interviews and radio interviews. This book really provided me no insight or interesting look into my all-time favorite band. while I'm on that subject, DMB is a phenomenal band, my all time favorite! I have been to dozens of shows but I was embarrassed reading some of the interviews this woman got for this book. These people REALLY NEED TO GET A LIFE! For the normal well adjusted human, DMB is not their life source. This book almost paints its fans in a "cult-like" brush stroke. Sort of scary!! In any case, I would not recommend this book as it is boring and not insightful in the least. My suggestion would be if your curious about DMB buy DMB "listener supported" & "live at Piedmont" and go see them the next time they are close. You"ll get it!!!!!!
This is a well written book about DMB. Interesting for diehards; only downside is that there are no new revelations. Otherwise, a solid reset of DMB history.
I feel as if I have written this book. After the many shows I have attended I get the same giddy feeling I know every DMB fan gets every summer. We have a passion for the band and the music and ambiance of the shows they put on. I live in Indiana and get one of the greatest Dave shows every year at Deer Creek, I also travel to catch them "just one more time". This band fills me and every friend I turn on to it full of love! Thank you Amy for the book and the feeling. Btw I just saw Dave a week ago for the caravan in chicago. Best three nights off my year! "Thank you falettin me be mice elf agin"