” . . . when I hear someone like Bernie Sanders talking, I think there’s a hope.”
Dave Matthews, a Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter, musician and actor, is an environmentalist and has supported progressive candidates for office. Matthews is also a strong supporter of gay rights and participated in “Love Unites Shepard Fairey Equality Project”, a gay marriage advocacy project. In addition to his support of Standing Rock, Matthews is also on the Farm Aid board of directors along with fellow musicians Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young, who raise money for family farmers in the United States.
During the period from 2000 to 2010, his band, the Dave Matthews Band, sold more tickets and earned more money than any other act in North America
On Sunday, November 27, 2016, Matthews, along with Tim Reynolds, Neko Case, R&B and jazz singer/songwriter and actress Ledisi, and Lakota Thunder, performed an hour and half long concert at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. The proceeds were used to support the water protectors in their opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The concert sold out the day tickets went on sale. Here’s a video of the full concert.
-Don’t Drink The Water
-One Sweet World
-The Maker (w/ Neko Case)
-Tangled Web We Weave (Tim Solo)
-Teach Your Children (w/ Graham Nash)
-Song For Billijo (debut)