|Birth name||Stefan Kahil Lessard|
|Born||June 4, 1974 (age 34)|
Anaheim, California, USA
|Associated acts||Dave Matthews Band Yukon Kornelius|
Stefan Kahil Lessard (born June 4, 1974) is an American musician, most famous as the bassist for the Dave Matthews Band. Events 781 BC - The first historic Solar eclipse is recorded in China. Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music RCA Records (originally The Victor Talking Machine Company, then RCA Victor is one of the flagship labels of Sony Music Entertainment. Dave Matthews Band (also known by the initials DMB) is a United States -based rock band originally formed in Charlottesville, Virginia Yukon Kornelius is a rock band put together for charitable purposes Events 781 BC - The first historic Solar eclipse is recorded in China. Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a A bass player (bassist is a Musician who plays a Double bass, Bass guitar, keyboard bass or wind Dave Matthews Band (also known by the initials DMB) is a United States -based rock band originally formed in Charlottesville, Virginia
He was born in Anaheim, California, to musicians Ron and Janaki Lessard. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. After moving a number of times during his childhood, Stefan and his family eventually settled in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1987. Charlottesville is an Independent city located within the confines of Albemarle County in the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States The Commonwealth of Virginia ( is an American state They had previously lived from 1980-1984 in Buckingham County, Virginia and in Richmond, Virginia from 1984-1986. Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) There is also Buckingham County Tasmania, a former county in Australia Buckingham County is a county located in the U This article is about the city of Richmond the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar)
After moving to Charlottesville, he enrolled in the Tandem Friends School, where he studied under John D'earth, who would later be responsible for recommending Stefan to Dave Matthews for inclusion in the band. Tandem Friends School is a coeducational Secondary school founded in 1970 in Charlottesville, Virginia by John Howard and Duncan Alling David John Matthews (born January 9, 1967) is a South African now naturalized American, Grammy award-winning It was thus that Lessard joined the band as it was forming when he was sixteen years old. At the time, he was so young that he had to sneak in the back door of the clubs where the band were playing.
Lessard completed his junior year of high school before dropping out, and was accepted at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond in their jazz studies program. Virginia Commonwealth University, or VCU, is a large public American research University with its main campuses located in downtown Richmond, He dropped out of college after six weeks, when it became evident that he could not keep up with school work while continuing with the band, which was beginning to become extremely busy. He decided that touring with the band would be his schooling.
Lessard has acquired numerous affectionate nicknames, such as "Lizard," most likely a play on words using his last name and "Fonzy," most likely a pun using his first name.
In 2006, Stefan began maintaining a MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/lowendude. He also owns and maintains a blog at http://www.izstyle.com. With his recent MySpace and Izstyle endeavors, Lessard has become arguably the most public member of the band behind Dave Matthews, sharing his pursuits and an occasional comment with fans on both sites. During the 2007 European Tour, Stefan also began a video blog on YouTube.
Lessard married Long-term girlfriend Josie Baucom in 1997. They had one son together, Elijah Diego (born January 9, 1998) and lost a daughter, Aslan, to SIDS in 1996. Events 475 - Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS is a syndrome marked by the symptoms of sudden and unexplained death of an apparently healthy Infant aged one month to one year They divorced in 2004.
In October 2005 he married girlfriend Jaclyn Burton and together they have two daughters, Hazel Bailey (born March 6, 2004) and Flora Jude. Events 1079 - Omar Khayyám completes the Iranian calendar. 1454 - Thirteen Years' War: Delegates of "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " (born July 13, 2006)
On November 29, 2007, Lessard's home in western Albemarle County, Virginia, burned down, with a loss estimated at over 2 million dollars. Events 1174 - William I of Scotland, a key rebel in the Revolt of 1173-1174, is captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1777 - San Jose California, is founded as el Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Albemarle County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Commonwealth of Virginia ( is an American state The original 911 call came in around 7:30am reporting the front of the home on fire. When the initial fire crews arrived, the entire home was engulfed in flames. It took over 40 firefighters from 6 different fire departments to extinguish the blaze. The origin of the fire is unknown at this time, however, according to the Albemarle County Fire Marshall's Office, Cedar Shake siding contributed to the rapid spread of the fire across the house. Lessard and his son were home at the time of the fire. They escaped unharmed. The family is reported to be staying with friends in the area.
Lessard plays a variety of bass guitars, including those made by Modulus and Warwick, and Hill Custom Basses. Modulus Guitars is an American manufacturer of Musical instruments, most notably Bass guitars built with Carbon fiber necks Warwick is a Bass guitar company founded in Germany in 1982 by Hans-Peter Wilfer On the Dave Matthews Band album Busted Stuff, he also played piano, Hammond organ, and Dobro guitar. Busted Stuff is an album by Dave Matthews Band, released by RCA Records on July 16, 2002. The Hammond organ is an electric organ which was invented by Laurens Hammond in 1934 and manufactured by the Hammond Organ Company Dobro is a Trade name now owned by Gibson Guitar Corporation and used for a particular design of Resonator guitar.
On January 9th, 2008, Stefan performed with members of Guster and Barenaked Ladies under the name Yukon Kornelius.
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