Hootie & the Blowfish

American rock band

Hootie & the Blowfish are an American rock band It formed in 1986. Their first studio album, Cracked Rear View, was released in 1994. This group became popular in the second half of the 1990s. The group have been semi active since 2008.

Hootie & the Blowfish
The band in 1998, pictured left to right: Sonefeld (behind drum kit), Felber, Rucker, and Bryan.
Background information
OriginColumbia, South Carolina, United States
GenresAlternative rock, jangle pop, jam band, roots rock, heartland rock, post-grunge
Years active1986–2008 (fully active)
2008–present (semi-active)
LabelsAtlantic, Sneaky Long, Vanguard
MembersDarius Rucker
Dean Felber
Jim Sonefeld
Mark Bryan


Studio albums