New Wave music meant a lot of things in the late 1970s. It encompassed pretty much everything that followed the punk movement that still served as an alternative to mainstream pop and rock. There was power-pop, neo-psychedelia, acid-punk, art rock and lots and lots of keyboards
Hootie & the Blowfish is the fourth studio album by Hootie & the Blowfish, released on March 4, 2003. It is their last album under Atlantic Records and their first album to have more pop rock and soft rock songs. It is also the first album to have a single to reach the top charts. The lead singles were "Innocence" and "Space", and the album itself reach to no. 46 in the . Little Brother" – 3:09. I'll Come Runnin'" – 3:48.
Hootie & the Blowfish was later signed by Atlantic Records and hit the airwaves in 1994 with Cracked Rear View which went on to reach No. 1 on the Billboard charts. The band has since won two GRAMMY awards, charted 17 songs on the Billboard charts, and sold more than 25 million albums. Although Hootie still performs together on occasion, including the group's show every summer in Rucker’s hometown of Charleston, South Carolina to raise money for charity, they took a break in 2008 to pursue solo projects. Band members have working on the latest album under a new record deal with Universal Music Group in Nashville. Rucker promises it will definitely have their signature sound. We’ve been writing a bunch of different stuff and I’m really happy with the songs, he says. No matter what we do we’re a rock and roll band, so it’s going to sound like Hootie & the Blowfish.
List of 100 greatest "New Wave" music albums of the 1970s and 1980s as compiled by digitaldreamdoor.
AP) - Twenty-five years after "Cracked Rear View" launched their careers, Grammy-winning rock band Hootie & the Blowfish will release a new album and launch an official tour next year after a decade-long break. The Southern pop-rockers, featuring lead singer Darius Rucker, Mark Bryan, Jim Sonefeld and Dean Felber, broke out with their major label debut in 1994, which has been certified 21-times platinum and made the Recording Industry Association of America's list of the top-10 most popular albums of all-time. Rucker said they hope to have a single out in the spring with a full album next summer. The Group Therapy Tour starts May 30, 2019, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and will hit 44 cities, including the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Madison Square Garden in New York and Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The tour ends in Columbia, South Carolina on Sept.
Rucker has been the singer of Hootie & the Blowfish since its formation in 1986. He met fellow members, Mark Bryan, Jim Soni Sonefeld. Bryan heard Rucker singing in the shower, and the two became a duo, playing R. E. M and they later recruited Felber and finally Sonefeld joined in 1989. The group found success in the 1980s – releasing four albums. A jazz/R&B album of Hank Williams covers, Forevers A Long, Long Time was released in 1997, in 2008, Was reunited for an acclaimed new album and tour. Was has received three Grammy Awards including the 1994 Grammy Award for Producer of the Year and he produced several albums for Bonnie Raitt including her Nick of Time album that won the 1989 Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
TODAY (Yshow) December 3, 2018. The band will hit the road with fellow ’90s pop-rockers the Barenaked Ladies on the Group Therapy Tour, kicking off May 30 in Virginia Beach, Virginia and taking them throughout the country before wrapping in their hometown of Columbia, South Carolina on Sept. 30. Hootie & the Blowfish. Todd & Chris Owyoung. A full list of tour dates is below. RELATED: We Tried It: Darius Rucker’s New Backstage Southern Whiskey.
The combination of Darius Rucker’s baritone growl, his bandmates’ sunshine-bright riffing, and joyful harmonizing helped Hootie & The Blowfish become one of the premier pop-rock bands of the ‘90s. This compilation collects songs from their first 10 years in the national spotlight, including the stirring Hold My Hand, which marries stretched-out blues-rock to a gospel-tinged chorus, and the good-humored jangle of Only Wanna Be with You. Covers of Led Zeppelin, Bill Withers, and David Gates reveal the group’s varied influences