Research Paper Dave Matthews

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There are many phenomenal musicians in the world, but very few as diverse and cultured as Dave Matthews. Matthews was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1967. Matthews and his family then moved two years later to Westchester County, New York, where his dad went to work for IBM. Then, in the early `70s, Matthews and his family moved to Cambridge, England, before returning to New York. It was in Cambridge where Matthews' dad died in 1977 from Hodgkin's disease. After his father's death, the family moved back to South Africa in 1980. It was here that Matthews went to a few different schools and learned more about the evils of government, there and in general. Possibly the most favorable move of Matthews' fans was in 1986 when he moved to Charlottesville, Virginia where his parents had lived before he was born. It was in Charlottesville that Matthews took piano lessons before picking up a guitar at nine. After years of practice and dedication to his musical improvement, he became part of the music community and had the idea for his own band in 1990. His first musical performance was a modern dance performance by the Miki Liszt Dance Company, singing "Sensitive Feelings," composed by John D'earth and Dawn Thompson. It was at this point that the need for something more was in Matthews' mind.

In 1990, David John Matthews was set on casting forth his musical talent into the world and letting others share what he loves. The beginning of his career started as few others do. He didn't actually want to perform and play his songs for people, but rather have other people sing his songs. "Yet after writing his first few songs, including "The Song that Jane Likes" and "Recently", he began to consider starting his own band" ( There was only one answer to this Matthews explains. "I didn't really have a vision, or a plan," says Matthews, acknowledging that some of his musical sensibility came from spending time in so many different places as a...
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