So Much to Say: Dave Matthews Band--20 Years on the Road [NOOK Book]

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DAVE MATTHEWS BAND has one of the largest and most loyal followings of any band today—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 they’ll happily tell you tales of amazing sold-out summer shows, the stunning venues they’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 ...
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Overview

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND has one of the largest and most loyal followings of any band today—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 they’ll happily tell you tales of amazing sold-out summer shows, the stunning venues they’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 adulation—it’s a way of life.

Journalist (and fan) Nikki Van Noy bridges the gap between the band and their followers, looking at the DMB phenomenon from all perspectives—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:

• The beginnings of the band in Charlottesville, VA—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.

• The heady success of their first several albums—when the small “club” of DMB fans suddenly became a lot less exclusive.

• Their creative misfires in the early 2000s—including the leaked Lillywhite Sessions.

• The crushing sudden loss of saxophonist LeRoi Moore—and how the band emerged stronger than ever.

A chronicle of the live Dave Matthews Band experience and what it means to be a part of it, So Much to Say is a comprehensive biography of this incredible group and the fans who helped them achieve such enduring success.
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It all began with a barroom conversation between a songwriting bartender and a sympathetic lawyer. Before long, Dave Matthews was transforming his lyrics into small Virginia gigs with a backup band. Now, on the 20th anniversary of the Dave Matthews Band, this new book gives fans a backstage pass to one of the most successful touring group of all time. (If they weren't so modest, the DMB could also boast of record sales fast approaching 50 million.) Nikki Van Noy's paperback original benefits from her extensive interviews with the band members and their long-time associates. The only contemporary take on a legendary beloved band.

Kirkus Reviews

Light, fan-friendly look at one of today's most successful American touring bands.

It's tough to tell whether journalist and first-time author Van Noy's book on the Dave Matthews Band is more about the band's impact on its fans or the fans' impact on the band. Whatever the case, this portrait of the Charlottesville, Va., band's unlikely rise to fame reads like a 200-page press release. The book relies heavily on interviews with DMB fanatics who unconditionally praise the band. Van Noy's writing resembles the sort of depthless amateurism you'd expect from a college newspaper and not from a professional writer. The author seems incredibly protective of her subject and never allows for much behind-the-scenes access to the band members or to their music. Much of the research consists of statistics and figures that reflect the band's consummate popular success. The author provides tons of data on how much money the band makes on tour, how many records they sell, how many seats the venues they play hold and even how many gallons of bio-diesel fuel they burn in a year. Of course, there's nothing wrong with writing a one-sided book from a fan's perspective, but Van Noy is positive to a fault.

An adequate resource for hardcore DMB fans content to have their sycophantic reverence for the band repeatedly reinforced.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439182758
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 6/7/2011
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 371,399
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Nikki Van Noy is the author of So Much to Say, a biography of the Dave Matthews Band. She works as a writer and editor in Boston, Massachusetts.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    Great read for fans of DMB!!

    If you have ever been to a DMB concert you will be able to relate to the connections followers of the Dave Matthews Band have with each other and the members of the band.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 9, 2011

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    So Much To Say

    If you are a fan of the Dave Mathews Band, then this is the book for you. Not only does it chronicle the band's history for the past twenty years, it has interviews, color photographs and fan recollections. It covers the death of member LeRoi Moore and the band's reinvention.

    I remember when the band was first starting out and the quick growth of their following. Although, I have never attended one of their concerts, they certainly made an impression. I enjoyed reading this history of the Dave Matthews Band.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Smooth Rider!

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    Posted July 17, 2013

    So much to say so much to say so muh to say so much to say

    DMB

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