The Dave Matthews Blues Band was established in 2002 by David S. Matthews, an East Bay harmonica player (since 1982). The band plays standard blues covers such as “Sweet Home Chicago” in addition to well-known dance tunes like “I’ll Take You There,” and “Feeling Allright.” In August 2005, the band opened for Tower of Power. They also played a benefit concert for Hurricane Katrina at the Los Cabos Hilton in Baja California, Mexico. The Dave Matthews Blues Band has performed as a supporting act for the following headliners: ZZ Top, Jackson Browne, Linda Rondstadt, Johnny Lang, Robin Trower, Velvet Revolver, Los Lonley Boys, and Creedence Clearwater Revisited. In March 2012, the band returned to Mexico to perform at the City of Peace Blues Festival in La Paz, Baja California Sur. During this tour, The Dave Matthews Blues Band performed at the legendary Hotel California in Todos Santos.
The Dave Matthews Blues Band is a great party band, with a solid rhythm section, heartfelt lyrics, and interesting musical arrangements. You can tell they’re having a great time when they’re playing, and the crowd feeds off that energy.