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Darius Rucker - vocals / acoustic guitars.
Mark Bryan - guitars.
Dean Felder - bassist.
Jim "Soni" Sonefeld - drums.

Hootie and the Blowfish formed at the University of South Carolina in the late 1980s and slowly built up a following in the Southeast through numerous bar and college appearances. With a mellow pop-rock sound -- inspired mainly by R.E.M. and the Steve Miller Band -- designed to appeal to the masses, Hootie was picked up by Atlantic Records in 1993, before they had even released a full-length album. Hootie and the Blowfish are one of the most commercially successful adult contemporary groups to emerge from the mid-'90s. Millions of fans throughout the world purchased Hootie's major-label debut, Cracked Rear View, and its 1996 follow-up, Fairweather Johnson

Produced by Don Gehman, Hootie's 1994 major-label debut Cracked Rear View took the music world by storm, reaching No. 1 and selling 15 million copies in the U.S. The album spawned the international hits "Hold My Hand," "Let Her Cry" and "Only Wanna Be With You." After touring extensively, the quartet returned to the studio and recorded 1996's Fairweather Johnson, which sold a relatively mere two million copies.

Hootie's latest album, Musical Chairs, was released on Atlantic in the fall of '98.



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