So, with his 50th birthday celebration continuing, take a look at the ten best covers ever delivered from the DMB frontman over his storied career.The music world reacted to the tragic news of the passing of legendary musician and songwriter Tom Petty, with many taking to social media and a few paying tribute on stage including Dave Matthews.He is of an American nationality and white ethnicity. He is married to his long-term girlfriend Jennifer Ashley whom he dated for long period of times before they held their wedding. They also have three children together; two daughters named Grace and Stella, and a son named August.They are still together and enjoying their marital relationship with no any sign of them getting divorced.To avoid South Africa's compulsory military service, Matthews moved back to the United States after high school, where he became a bartender at a jazz club in Charlottesville, Virginia, called Miller's.
This was the first time Matthews has played the song solo.
In 1994, the band released its major label debut, , was released two years later, debuting at No. Though the album didn't receive as much critical praise, the band's follow-up concert sold out New York's Madison Square Garden in three hours. Although Matthews felt that the music sounded tired and the band needed fresh input, it was an amicable break-up.
They hired Glen Ballard, who had worked with Alanis Morissette and Aerosmith, a few months later.
Violinist Boyd Tinsley was recruited just weeks after the band formed.
Early local gigs were an immediate success, and the band quickly developed a devoted following.