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Dave Matthews Band’s highly anticipated first studio album in four years, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King.
ABOUT THE ALBUM:
Produced by Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance), Big Whiskey has been hailed by
Rolling Stone as the group’s “heaviest album yet, both musically and emotionally,” which
went on to note: “Throughout, Carter Beauford beats out elaborate, propulsive groves;
bassist Stefan Lessard lays down Flea-style funk bass lines; violinist Boyd Tinsley plays
cresting, intense runs; and Matthews mirrors Moore’s saxophone lines with scatlike singing.”
Billboard, in a cover story on Dave Matthews Band, praised Big Whiskey as “its best album
yet….Highlights include the funk-rock rave-up Shake Me Like a Monkey, the stirring ballad Lying In The Hands Of God, the swampy rocker Alligator Pie (Cockadile), radio-friendly
fare like Why I Am, which features playful horns over a solid rock riff and a hooky
chorus, and Funny the Way It Is, which parlays a subtle intro into a soaring,
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