Dave Matthews

  • Birth Name: David John Matthews
  • Birth Place: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Profession: Musician, Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Grew up in South Africa, New York and Virginia.
  • Began playing guitar at age 9.
  • At age 19, began working as a clerk at IBM in the same research center where his father had been employed.
  • After moving to Charlottesville, VA, he performed as an amateur actor in several regional productions.
  • Formed his eponymous band in 1991 in Charlottesville, VA, and the group made its first appearance on Earth Day of that year.
  • Released debut album Remember Two Things in 1993.
  • In 1996, won his first Grammy for his vocal performance on "So Much to Say."
  • In January 1997, his band played at President Bill Clinton's inauguration after his reelection.
  • Established Bama Works Fund in 1999 to support charitable programs in Charlottesville, VA.
  • In 2003, released his first solo album Some Devil, which contained the Grammy-winning single "Gravedigger," and made his big-screen acting debut in Where the Red Fern Grows.
  • In 2004, formed Bama Works Village Recovery Fund to aid Asian tsunami victims.
  • The band received the Chairman's Award at the 2004 NAACP Image Awards for its devotion to social and environmental causes.

Awards

  • 2003, Grammy — Best Male Rock Vocal Performance: Winner
  • 2010, CMT Music Awards — Collaborative Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 1996, Grammy — Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: Winner

Relationships

  • August Oliver — Son
  • John Matthews — Father
  • Anne — Sister
  • Peter Matthews — Brother
  • Val Matthews — Mother
  • Grace Anne Matthews — Daughter
  • Jane — Sister
  • Stella Busina Matthews — Daughter
  • Jennifer Ashley Harper — Wife
MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)
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