Happy Birthday, Carter Beauford!
Carter Beauford is the groove-meister and founding member of The Dave Matthews Band. A powerhouse and technically gifted drummer, Carter’s open-handed approach to drums open him up to be an incredibly musical drummer, creating unique rhythms and grooves. This adaptable style of drumming has opened him up to performing with Victor Wooten, Carlos Santana and many other great players of our time. We picked out 5 times where Carter Beauford was just AWESOME!
Carter Beauford – Drum Solo
Carter is here to chew bubble gum, and to kick ass! We don’t know many drummers who could blow bubbles and play THAT good!
Carter Beauford | “Shake Me Like A Monkey” by Dave Matthews Band
It’s difficult not to smile when watching Carter play, his energy is so infectious! He absolutely lays it down to the Dave Matthews Band classic, Shake Me Like A Monkey!
Say Goodbye Intro (Carter Anthony Beauford and Jeff Coffin) – Dave Matthews Band @ The Gorge 2011
The intro to this live performance of Say Goodbye in 2011 features a rip-roaring drum solo from Mr Beauford – which is exactly how any song should start, in our opinion!
Carter Beauford – #41 (Studio)
There’s a comment on this video that pretty much sums up everything you need to know about Carter Beauford:
“He is the master of the number one most important skill a drummer must have: Dynamic volume control. He is so sharp and musically complementary, and best of all nobody sounds like him.”
We can’t help but agree!
Dave Matthews Band – Tripping Billies (Europe 2009)
There’s no way we weren’t including Tripping Billies in a blog about Carter Beauford, his sensational energy and technical proficiency to command the band is nothing short of amazing!
His energy is infectious and his ability is incredible. I bet we all wish we could be Carter Beauford when we grow up!
What is your favourite Carter Beauford performance?