DMB Crew, Trey Anastasio Remember LeRoi Moore
As previously reported, Dave Matthews Band cofounder LeRoi Moore passed away yesterday afternoon in Los Angeles due to complications stemming from the injuries he suffered in an ATV accident in late June.
The Dave Matthews Band commented on the loss via the On The Road page of the group’s site. Today’s entry reads:
We are mourning our fallen brother. As we sat this afternoon, contemplating the news we had just received, we wondered how we could possibly do a show today. Dave put it into perspective stating, ‘There’s no place I’d rather be than here with you guys right now.’ We cherish special memories of our lost friend. Tonight, Dave told a story about LeRoi at a bar in Virginia where the cash register was near the stage, and LeRoi leaned on the register because ‘standing had become a chore’ and then played the most beautiful version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow. Dave said, ‘that was the day I fell in love with him.’ It’s safe to say we all were in love with him. ‘It’s always easier to leave, than to be left.’ -DM
In addition, Trey Anastasio has offered his own memories of Moore.
_When Phish played Virginia Beach in 1997, LeRoi came on stage and started playing three saxophones at once and set off the most hilarious chain of events. Within minutes Page was playing four of his keyboards with his hands and feet and I had three guitars on and drumsticks in my hand banging on Fish’s drums. and Mike was playing two basses. It was just a phenomenal moment! And I remember LeRoi laughing with his mouth full of saxophones. _
We miss you LeRoi and thank you for the joy you brought all of us.
This evening, DMB will appear at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.