Counting Crows are a rock band that became extremely popular in 1994 following the release of their debut album August and Everything After, which featured the hit song "Mr. Jones."
Counting Crows was formed by singer Adam Duritz and guitarist David Bryson (both formerly of The Himalayans) in San Francisco in 1991. Duritz had experience as a member of the band The Himalayans and as a contributor to recordings by the San Francisco Bay Area group Sordid Humor (though never a member). Counting Crows originally performed as an acoustic duo, playing gigs in and around Berkeley and San Francisco.
Counting Crows, with their intimate and melancholy approach, quickly 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. It was during this time that a full band was formed from local musicians, and the band was signed to Geffen Records.
The first album, August and Everything After was released in 1993, with the song "Mr. Jones", about Adam's childhood friend and bassist in The Himalayans Marty Jones, becoming a huge hit....
|origin||San Francisco, California|
|music genre||Rock music|
|current members|| Dan Vickrey|
|past members|| Steve Bowman|