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Name: Carter Beauford  
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Date of Birth: 2nd November 1957
Place of Birth: Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Profession: Composer
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Carter Beauford (b. November 2, 1957) is a drummer and founding member of the Dave Matthews Band. He is known for his abilities to mix together countless percussion styles, and highly regarded for his complex rhyhmic patterns and ability to accurately maintain tempo.

A native of Charlottesville, Virginia, Beauford began drumming at the age of three, playing his first professional gig when he was nine. Eventually, he joined the Richmond, Virginia band Secrets, along with Dave Matthews Band saxophonist Leroi Moore, and eventual longtime Dave Matthews Band guest musician, keyboardist Butch Taylor, and longtime occasional dmb member guitarist Tim Reynolds as well. Secrets would perform throughout Virginia, often times at Miller's, the bar in Charlottesville where Dave Matthews bartended. Dave approached both Carter and Leroi regarding some music he had written that he wished to record. Upon listening, Beauford agreed, thus establishing his permanent status as the drummer for the Dave Matthews Band.

Beauford has also contributed to other artists on side projects including work with Carlos Santana, John Popper (Blues Traveler), and bass virtuoso Victor Wooten (Bela Fleck and the Flecktones).

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