Dave Matthews Band But Also Some Others
I first saw Dave Matthews Band on a PBS special! They had a unique sound and I was hooked from that moment on. I saw them live at Jazz Fest in New Orleans and 2 awesome guests showed up with them to do a song. One was Lenny Kravitz and the other was Paul Simon. I'm not fond of their latest works however. Still, I have 3 of their CD's and almost every song on them is worth listening to - unlike a lot of bands.
Before them my favorite band was Yes. I also saw Yes in concert in New Orleans at the Orpheum Theatre. I could not believe how clear they sounded. You know how a band will sound so much clearer and pure on an album or cd? Well, Yes is better Live - They were using synthesizers way before anybody else. I also loved The Rolling Stones, The Moody Blues and Queen. I guess I tend to lean more towards bands from England than anything else.
Word of Note though: Good Charlotte is pretty awesome!