Synopses & Reviews
In time for the bandand#8217;s twentieth anniversary, the inside story of the Dave Matthews Bandand#8212;from the early days playing small gigs in Charlottesville to their current sold-out annual summer concert toursand#8230;and more than thirty-five million records sold.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Dave Matthews Band has one of the largest and most loyal followings of any band todayand#8212;after twenty years of constant touring and several acclaimed, multiplatinum albums, the members enjoy a connection with their fans that few other acts can match. Ask DMB devotees and theyand#8217;ll happily tell you tales of amazing sold-out summer shows, the stunning venues theyand#8217;ve seen the band play all around the world, classic live show recordings...and memories of good times with great friends, old and new. For hundreds of thousands of people, affection for DMB goes far beyond simple fan adulationand#8212;itand#8217;s a way of life.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Journalist (and fan) Nikki Van Noy bridges the gap between the band and their followers, looking at the DMB phenomenon from all perspectivesand#8212;including interviews with the band, Charlottesville insiders who knew them in the early days, and, of course, the DMB fans who witnessed it all. This lively, insider book offers insights into:andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;-The beginnings of the band in Charlottesville, VAand#8212;which gave rise to the culture of taping and trading live shows, and the early online networking that laid the groundwork for their later explosive success.andlt;BRandgt; -The heady success of their first several albumsand#8212;when the small and#8220;cluband#8221; of DMB fans suddenly became a lot less exclusive.andlt;BRandgt; -Their creative misfires in the early 2000sand#8212;including the leaked andlt;iandgt;Lillywhite Sessionsandlt;/iandgt;.andlt;BRandgt; -The crushing sudden loss of saxophonist LeRoi Mooreand#8212;and how the band emerged stronger than ever.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;A chronicle of the live Dave Matthews Band experience and what it means to be a part of it, andlt;iandgt;So Much to Say andlt;/iandgt;is a comprehensive biography of this incredible group and the fans who helped them achieve such enduring success.
Still Here Dancing is a comprehensive bio of the Dave Matthews Band and the fans who obsessively follow them, timed to the group's 20th anniversary.
About the Author
Nikki Van Noy is the author of So Much to Say, an inside look at Dave Matthew Band. She also works as a freelance writer and editor having previously held writing and editing positions at Random House, The Boston Globe, Tower Records’ Pulse magazine and Nature magazine. Most recently she started up and editorially directed a publishing program for the California Restaurant Association including a four-color magazine, Web site and weekly e-newsletter. Nikki is based in Boston, Massachusetts and graduated from Harvard cum laude with an ALB in Liberal Arts.