Hootie and the Blowfish Will Release Another Album
Hootie & The Blowfish were a pretty big deal in the 1990s but then they pretty much fell apart when frontman, Darius Rucker, decided to pursue a solo country career. In fact, it’s been more than four years since the South Carolina band produced anything but Rucker is eyeing a return to the band.
"There's one more Hootie record and tour that we're going to do," he says. "I don't know when, because country music is my day job -- it's what I want to do. We'll probably always be a band. We've got two shows in August, we do about four or five dates a year. We'll do another album and tour for a year, then I'll be right back to this music."
I had no idea they were still performing together at all! Wow!
While Rucker tours with huge country acts like Lady Antebellum, he has gotten a sense of what Hootie has done for the industry. He said: "It's amazing to me. When Charles Kelley and I first met, he sent me a video of him at thirteen with his brother Josh and one of their friends, and they're playing 'Hold My Hand.' The first thing that Ketch Secor from Old Crow Medicine Show told me when we met was 'I told my sister you were doing my song ("Wagon Wheel"), and she said 'no way,' because that record was so big in our house. She just didn't believe it."
Fans expecting to hear more of the same from the band would be in for an adjustment: "I think if we came out today, we would have to change the instrumentation on a few songs and rewrite a few songs. We'd have to be a country band today. I thought we were as close to country music as you could be then. That's why I thought when I started doing my country records that I wasn't doing anything different."
I think it could work!
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