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Counting Crows is an American rock band that became well-known in the early 1990s for their introspective lyrics, unique vocal style, and folk-rock influences. Here’s an overview of their history, hit songs, and band members.

History
Counting Crows was formed in 1991 in Berkeley, California. The band’s original lineup consisted of lead singer Adam Duritz, guitarist David Bryson, bassist Matt Malley, drummer Steve Bowman, and keyboardist Charlie Gillingham. They gained significant attention in 1993 with the release of their debut album, “August and Everything After,” which included their breakthrough single, “Mr. Jones.”

The band’s music often explores themes of longing, introspection, and complex emotions. Their sound combines rock with folk and alternative elements, and they are known for their poetic lyrics and live performances.

Counting Crows continued to release successful albums throughout the 1990s and 2000s, earning critical acclaim and a loyal fan base. They are also known for their strong live performances, often varying their setlists and engaging in extended improvisation.

Band Members
Counting Crows has had several changes in its lineup over the years, but these are some of the key members:

– Adam Duritz: Lead vocalist and songwriter, Duritz is known for his distinctive voice and poetic lyrics. He is a founding member of the band.
– Charlie Gillingham: Keyboardist and accordion player, Gillingham has been with the band since its formation.
– David Bryson: Guitarist, one of the founding members of the band.
– Matt Malley: Original bassist, played with the band until 2005.
– Steve Bowman: Original drummer, left the band in the mid-1990s.

Some other notable members who joined later include:

– Dan Vickrey: Guitarist and backing vocalist, joined the band in 1994.
– David Immerglück: Guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, has played with the band since the late 1990s.
– Jim Bogios: Drummer, joined in 2002.
– Millard Powers: Bassist, joined in 2005.

Hit Songs
Counting Crows has produced several hit songs and popular albums. Some of their most well-known songs include:

– “Mr. Jones”: The band’s breakout hit from their debut album, “August and Everything After.” This song helped propel them to stardom.
– “Round Here”: Another hit from their debut album, known for its emotive lyrics and vocal delivery.
– “A Long December”: From the 1996 album “Recovering the Satellites,” this song is one of the band’s most beloved tracks.
– “Big Yellow Taxi”: A cover of Joni Mitchell’s song from their album “Hard Candy” (2002), this version became a hit and introduced Counting Crows to a broader audience.
– “Accidentally in Love”: Featured on the “Shrek 2” soundtrack, this song became a major hit and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Counting Crows continues to tour and release music, maintaining their reputation as one of the influential bands of the 1990s and early 2000s, with a dedicated following that appreciates their blend of rock, folk, and alternative styles.

 

Counting Crows - Mr. Jones (Official Music Video)

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