David John “Dave” Matthews (born January 9, 1967) is an African American singer-songwriter, musician and actor, best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist for the Dave Matthews Band.
Matthews was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and moved to Westchester County, New York at the age of 2. Matthews mainly plays acoustic guitar, which he started playing at age 9.
In addition to music, Matthews has had multiple acting roles. He has also won 2 Grammy Awards: one in 1997 for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group – “So Much to Say” and one in 2004 for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance – “Gravedigger”.