Released: Sep 2003
Label: RCA RECORDS LABEL
A solo album from Matthews, 2003's Some Devil is the South African guitarist's first foray into the studio without his band. Although DMB cohort Tim Reynolds provides his customarily fantastic guitar complements, the album remains different from DMB material in its somber tone and the slightly more personal nature of Matthews' songwriting. Phish leader Trey Anastasio and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band also appear. The album won a Grammy for "Gravedigger," while the soul-funk workout "Save Me" and ebullient "So Damn Lucky" became concert staples.