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Published on October 3rd, 2016 | by Brittain Thompson


Local Musician Spotlight: Dave Matthews

Name: Dave Matthews

Current Project(s): The it Thorn Band, Silas.Reed

Where are you from? Philadelphia, Mississippi

Your music Style/Genre: Fusion/Jazz and Metal/Prog Rock

What is your preferred approach to making sounds? With a properly tuned drum kit, they tend to speak for themselves, but usually just hammering section out until things begin to flow in the right pattern.

Early music experience: Woodsheding to my favorite metal/rock albums after school until someone wanted to jam

Why did you start playing? To get away from whatever bothered me at the time

What are some of your favorite bands? Deftones, The mars Volta, Mastodon, Animals as leaders… (I can name off bands I enjoy for days!)

Most memorable person you’ve jammed with: Honestly every musician that I’ve ever jammed with, because I just enjoy playing that much.

Do you have a “day job”? If so, where? I’m a glazier for Reliable Glass and teach at Roxford alongside a few good friends of mine.

Aspirations: To eventually become every artists number one draft pick for any album, genre, or even just as a fill in.

Got a website? Facebook: The Kit Thorn Band The Local Voice Ligature

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About the Author

Brittain was an associate editor of The Local Voice from 2015-2018, ex-journalism student, and bad noise maker from the highway town of Brandon, Mississippi.

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