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Counting Crows

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San Francisco, United States (1990 – present)

Counting Crows is an American rock band originating from Berkeley, California, formed in 1991. They gained fame in 1993 following the release of their debut album “August and Everything After” featuring the hit song Mr. Jones. The band is formed by singer Adam Duritz (previously of The Himalayans and Sordid Humor) and guitarist David Bryson (Local producer and former member of the band Mr. Dog) in San Francisco, California in 1990. Counting Crows originally performed as an acoustic duo, playing gigs in and around Berkeley and San Francisco. For the first album, Adam and David added bassist Matt Malley, the multiinstrumental Charlie Gillingham, and Drummer Steve Bowman. David Immergluck was the second guitarist on the first album, but did not officially join the band until 1999. Guitarist Dan Vickery was added just as the band set out on their first tour.

Counting Crows, with their intimate and melancholy approach, achieved a large fan base among Generation X alternative rock fans who were looking for something different from the raging guitars of the Seattle music scene.

The band’s most recent success included the 2004 hit song “Accidentally in Love”, which was featured on the Shrek 2 soundtrack (that has sold over 1,000,000 copies) and also garnered nominations for a Grammy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award. That same year, the band released their first ever best of set, Films about Ghosts, which featured songs from every phase of the Counting Crows recording career. To date the band has sold over 20 million CDs worldwide.

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