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THE BIG 10 Carter Beauford’s Greatest Drumming Moments

By Andrew Nusca

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ou know him: The doo rag, the round face, the mile-wide grin, the wrists. Like his idol Buddy Rich — the legendary drummer whose playing inspired him to pick up sticks in the first place — Carter Beauford knows how to swing, even while playing the straightest groove. The difference is that he

PHOTOGRAPH BY RONN DUNNETT does it with a little funk, a little fusion, and a whole lot of dates at sold-out arenas as one of the members of the group known simply as Dave Matthews Band. Here is a look at how Beauford has shined behind the kit over his almost four-decade career. We’ve picked moments of musical inventiveness, demonstrations of creative

growth, expressions of sheer chops, and periods during which serving the song was priority number one. Since DMB is so prolific — the group has recorded and released dozens of live albums — we’ve limited our selections to the band’s studio recordings and widerelease live albums. For your edification, Beauford’s best.

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