When college pals Darius Rucker and Mark Bryan landed their first professional gig at a chicken-wings joint across from their University of South Carolina dorm in 1985, they had no idea where that musical adventure would lead. Ten years later, with fellow USC alums Dean Felber and Jim Sonefeld, they would be the Grammy award-winning band Hootie and The Blowfish, one of America's most popular gruops and one of the most unlikely success stories of the 1990s.
This book captures a band that seemed completely out of time and place amidst the swirling, schizophrenic rock of the '90s. But witht their infectious blend of pop and rhythm and blues, the Blowfish struck a chord with millions of listeners who were ready for an alternative to alternative rock.
From frat parties to major U.S. tours, author Mike Miller takes the reader not only on the road and through the years with the band, but also with many other pop bands of the day such as R.E.M., U2, and The dB's, as well as hundreds of other lesser known groups. What emerges is a jam-packed ride into American's pop-rock culture of the 1980s and '90s.