Interview with Dave Matthews

The final in a trilogy of 2009 celebrity interviews.


Charlottesville, VA, May 6, 2009


Electric Grandmother: Hello Man!

Dave Matthews: Hi man.

EG: Hello honey.

DM: Hi.

EG: What has been new lately?

DM: Not a whole lot. The usual, writing songs and performing with my band.

EG: To what do you owe your success?

DM: Hard work and persistence, and just trying to create the best possible songs.

EG: How long have you been this way?

DM: A while.

EG: What was it like when you were young?

DM: Pretty good.

EG: Who are your main influences?

DM: A lot of folk rock/blues stuff like the Grateful Dead, I also like Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix.

EG: I never would have guessed!

DM: (laughs) Yeah, I guess it's no secret.

EG: What was the name of your first band?

DM: We were called Tribe of Heaven.

EG: Why did the Dave Matthews tour bus empty their poop off that bridge?

DM: You have to understand, man. We didn't mean to hit anyone with the poop. It was an accident. We apologized to that guy and bought him dinner.

EG: Where did you get dinner?

DM: Bob Evans.

EG: Sounds good. What are your immediate plans for the future?

DM: Take it easy, somewhat. We've been going at this for a while now. Sometimes we get really tired, and it's good to take a break.

EG: How are you feeling now?

DM: Pretty good. I love you.

EG: Do you have any idea when the new album is coming out?

DM: 2003.

EG: Awesome!

DM: Indeed!

EG: Okay, I gotta go, any words to leave us with?

DM: Treat each other well, and don't forget to have a good time. Thank you for being here.