Matthews made his solo debut with 2003's Some Devil, which has been certified Platinum. He assembled a group of musicians, including many who had played on the album, and toured as Dave Matthews & Friends. Gravedigger, the lead single from Some Devil, won a GRAMMY(R) award for "Best Male Rock Vocal Performance in 2004. Matthews' collaborations with longtime friend and renowned multi-instrumentalist Tim Reynolds include 1999's multi-Platinum Live At Luther College and Live At Radio City, which debuted at 3 on The Billboard 200 in July 2007. He has also appeared on albums by Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Emmylou Harris and Blue Man Group. Matthews is co-founder ATO Records, a fully independent label that is home to a diverse roster of artists.
When Matthews has some down time he enjoys acting and has appeared in feature films and television. Some of his films include You Don't Mess With the Zohan, Lake City, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, Because of Winn-Dixie, and Where the Red Fern Grows. He has been seen on television in an episode of House M.D. and Groundwork.
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Dave Matthews Facts
|David John Matthews
|January 9, 1967 (57)
|Johannesburg, South Africa
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