Upcoming Dave Matthews Band LP To Feature Mix Of Styles

Violinist Boyd Tinsley says album will have ballads, country music, funky tunes.

NEW YORKBoyd Tinsley, the chiseled violinist for the Dave Matthews Band, said the group's fourth studio album will feature a wide range of musical styles.

"There's a few ballads. There's a few sort of funkier tunes. There's

even one country tune that we do," Tinsley said on Tuesday at the

second annual tribute dinner to slain rapper the Notorious B.I.G. "We throw in a whole mix of different things. As a whole piece, it all fits together really nicely."

The album likely will come out late this summer, Tinsley said. Steve Lillywhite, who has produced the band's three previous albums, is working the boards this time, too. The group is recording at a studio it built last year in its hometown of Charlottesville, Va.

The band's most recent studio album, 1998's Before These Crowded

Streets, featured the rock hits "Don't Drink the Water" (RealAudio excerpt) and "Stay (Wasting Time)." The band released its third live album, the two-CD Listener Supported, in November.

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