When the Dave Matthews Band took the ACL stage three years ago, it was the culmination of a long courtship process that finally allowed producer Terry Lickona to put a check mark on his wishlist. The long-running pop/jam band was touring its acclaimed record Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King, its first following the death of founding member LeRoi Moore, and was ready to prove it wasn’t going to let tragedy slow it down. Firing on all cylinders, the band turned in a triumphant set including the raucous “Shake Me Like a Monkey,” the whimsical “Funny the Way It Is” and the life-affirming anthem “Why I Am,” a direct tribute to Moore. But don’t take our word for it – check your local PBS listings and see for yourself.
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