This morning I learned of the untimely passing of LeRoi Moore, the saxophonist and sometime flautist for Dave Matthews Band. He had suffered a broken rib and punctured lung during an ATV accident on his property near Charlottesville, VA last month and had just flown out to his L.A. residence to undergo physical therapy when he passed away due to complications on Tuesday. He was 46 years young and one of the most amazing musicians the music world has ever heard and known.
As some of you may know, Dave Matthews Band is my favorite band in the whole universe and this news came as a shock to me. I have been listening to their albums (I have all of them) non-stop since hearing the news. I would like to share with you some of their music which features LeRoi Moore and his amazing sax chops. I will miss you LeRoi!
Dave Matthews Band is one of my five favorite music acts of all time. Madonna, Ella Fitzgerald, Trisha Yearwood and Martina McBride round out that group but DMB has a special place in my heart. My favorite music era of DMB is from 1994 to about 1998 or so. Though I really enjoy their newer albums, I think that their older music just represents a certain period in my life that was fun, carefree and full of music and friends.
My favorite song from that time is “Ants Marching.” Though it’s one of their more popular pieces, it has so much going on musically and the lyric is representative of a young person, starting out on their path in the world.
My second favorite song from that time is “Say Goodbye” just for the lyrics alone. It is one of the sexiest, romantic and amazing songs ever.
I’ll leave you with one of DMB most fun, danceable, happy and rich songs ever…. “Stay.”