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Hootie & The Blowfish (September 15, 2007)

With Patrick Davis

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Rescheduled from June 29th


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Show:8:00 PM
Doors:6:00 PM
General Admission Show
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Rescheduled from June 29th. All tickets purchased for the June 29th show will be honored for this new date.

Hootie returns for a full blown Hootie & The Blowfish show. This is not part of the Fishhouse foundation charity event so the band will be performing a full show for the first time in over a decade!

With the rich, bluesy vocals of Darius Rucker and gleeful
harmonies of guitarist Mark Bryan, bassist Dean Felber and
drummer Jim "Soni" Sonefeld, Hootie & the Blowfish, sold over
25 million records world wide after their infectious melodies hit
the airwaves in 1994 with hits such as "Hold My Hand", "Let Her
Cry" and "Only Wanna Be With You."
One of the biggest misconceptions to most people is that Hootie & The Blowfish became an overnight success in 1994 when their debut album Cracked Rear View, moved over 16 million copies (and counting) in the U. S. alone. What most people don't know
was that the album's triumph came after a decade of hard work.
The quartet met when they were freshman at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Mark Bryan heard Darius Rucker singing in the showers of the dorm they shared and was impressed by his vocal ability. Bryan and Rucker began playing cover tunes as The Wolf Brothers: eventually Bryan and Rucker hooked up with Felber, a former high school band mate of Bryan's, and Jim "Soni" Sonefeld as Hootie & The Blowfish. (The unlikely moniker was borrowed from the nicknames of two college friends.)
By the time they graduated, endless gigs at frat parties and local bars had built a major local buzz. "We'd started adding original material to our repertoire," Bryan recalled. "Our songs went over well, so we decided to see if we could make a career out of it. Even if we hadn't had a hit, I know we'd still be making music today, because it's exactly what we want to be doing."

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