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Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King gets Grammy nod

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The Dave Matthews Band studio efforts have been rewarded. The Grammys nominated Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King for Album of the Year, and Best Rock Album. You may recall the Grammys’ infamous snub of LeRoi Moore, and the backlash they received from it. But this nomination should not be viewed as a mea culpa by the voters; Big Whiskey was clearly good enough on its own merit to be nominated, and not out of some pity vote. This is…

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DMB’s Big Whiskey goes platinum

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From Ants Marching: Dave Matthews Band Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King is officially Platinum. It took a bit longer than the previous album, Stand Up, to reach the million sales plateau, but that’s not exactly a measure of its success. Factoring in the economy, and the ease of torrents (you know who you are that downloaded it), and the fact that the entire album – albeit a different cut – leaked to the Internet a week before the release,…

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Rolling Stone: 4 stars for new DMB album

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Big Whiskey, though, is a lot like a New Orleans funeral parade — mourning and zest balled into big, brawny music. “We’ll be drinking big whiskey while we dance and sing,” Matthews crows in “Why I Am.” “And when my story ends, it’s gonna end with him/Heaven or hell/I’m going down with the GrooGrux King.” I’m betting on heaven — and that Moore will be quietly waiting for him. Saxophonist LeRoi Moore of the Dave Matthews Band was a famously…

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Dancin’ with the GrooGrux King

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