It all began in 1990 at a bar in Charlottesville called Miller's. This bartender / musician / actor named Dave met a few other musicians.
May 7th was the official kick off for the DMB 25th anniversary. In 1991, we were more apt to jam out in our cut offs and tee's and drink beer in the parking lot before the multi-hour jam adventure in stadiums. Now, we sip our Dreaming Tree wine in amphitheater fields and reminisce under starry skies in Central Park while Dave and Tim Reynolds offer us teasers of Stairway to Heaven during All Along the Watchtower, and Boyd Tinsley weaves us a solo to remember in Lie in Our Graves.
Twenty-five years of memories shaped by those neverending jams that seem to be seamless and rehearsed to perfection. Thank you Dave, Carter, Stefan, LeRoi, Boyd, Rim, Rashawn, Jeff, Peter, and Butch for creating a soundtrack and for growing up together with us.
Requesting some enlightenment
Could I have been anyone other than me
And then I'll
Sing and dance
I'll play for you tonight