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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

RIP, LeRoi Moore

by folkbum

I always kind of liked the Dave Mathews Band--never enough to suffer the crowds to follow them or see them live, but enough to pick up their CDs over the years.

Among the appeal of the band, for me, was the unique instrumentation, where the lead instruments were fiddle and reeds. The death of LeRoi Moore, the band's saxophone player, will severely affect the way the band sounds going forward. I guess they've been touring with Jeff Coffin, of Belà Fleck's band, but Coffin can't keep playing with them forever--not unless the Flecktones bring back Howard Levy. Which, come to think of it, wouldn't be the worst thing in the world, either.

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