Dave Matthews was born in Johannesburg, South Africa to American parents in 1967. Moving between New York and England, and eventually returning to South Africa, Matthews made his final move to the U.S. in order to avoid military service immediately after graduating high school.
He joined his mother in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he immersed himself into the music community and began performing guitar live, a skill adapted at the age of 9. After sporadic performances with Tim Reynolds (a local star) and recording some of his own songs, Matthews entertained the idea of forming his own band. Soon after, in 1991 Matthews made his vision a reality and created "The Dave Matthews Band."
Since then, Matthews has won two Grammys, one for Best Rock vocal Performance by a Duo or Group with "So Much To Say" in 1997 and another in 2004 for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance with "Gravedigger." Now this music legend focuses much of his time on his wife since 2000, Jennifer Harper, and children in Seattle, Washington.
He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa.
He has twin daughters.