- Released: June 2, 2009
- Label: RCA
Spin - p.91
"GROOGRUX is harder edged and more bottom heavy than DMB's usual fare....A fond, funky farewell."
Billboard (p.53) - "[T]his eulogy is a celebration, and BIG WHISKEY is a dense, humid album that, befitting its New Orleans origins, shrewdly cuts its melancholy with exuberance and vice versa."
Q (Magazine) - p.1273 stars out of 5
-- "[T]his latest effort almost shows signs of discipline: four-minute song structures and melodies that realise the benefit of economy."
Paste (magazine) (p.58) - "[With] touching and tasteful tributes....The band takes some sonic risks and shows continued versatility on songs like 'Alligator Pie'..."
- 2.Shake Me Like a Monkey
- 3.Funny the Way It Is
- 4.Lying in the Hands of God
- 5.Why I Am
- 6.Dive In
- 7.Space Man
- 9.Alligator Pie (Cockadile)
- 11.Time Bomb
- 12.Baby Blue
- 13.You & Me
Dave Matthews/Dave Matthews Band: Dave Matthews (vocals, guitar); Boyd Tinsley (violin); LeRoi Moore (saxophone); Stefan Lessard (bass guitar); Carter Beauford (drums, percussion).
Personnel: Dave Matthews (vocals, guitar); Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. (keyboards).
Additional personnel: Joe Lawlor, Tim Pierce (guitar); Danny Barnes (banjo); Alyssa Park, Philip Vaiman, Alan Grunfeld, Laurence Greenfield, Sharon Jackson , Gerardo Hilera, Vladimir Polimatidi, Joel Derouin, Sid Page, Jacqueline Brand, Roberto Cani, Natalie Leggett, Josefina Vergara, Michele Richards, Susan Chatman, Miwako Watanabe, Charlie Bisharat, Mario Diaz de Leon (violin); Victoria Miskolczy, Matthew Funes, Karen Elaine, Robert Brophy, Darrin McCann, Andrew Duckles (viola); George Kim Scholes, Chris Ermacoff, Suzie Katayama, Armen Ksadjikian, Dane Little, Rudolph Stein, Steve Richards (cello); Rob Cavallo (piano, organ); Jamie Muhoberac (organ, keyboards); Roger Manning (keyboards); Timothy Eckert, Nico Abondolo (double bass); Arthur Robinson.
Audio Mixers: Chris Lord-Alge; Doug McKean.
Audio Remasterer: Ted Jensen.
Recording information: Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA; Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY; Haunted Hollow Studio, Charlottesville, VA; Lightning Sound Studio, Hidden Hills, CA; Piety Street Recording, New Orleans, LA; Studio Litho, Seattle, WA; Studio X, Seattle, WA.
Illustrator: Dave Matthews .