Counting Crows Biography

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Counting CrowsBand Information

Music Style: Alternative Rock, Folk Rock
Country: United States
Year: 1991- Present



Dan Vickrey
David Immergluck
Charlie Gillingham
Adam Duritz
David Bryson
Jim Bogios
Millard Powers


Steve Bowman
Ben Mize
Matt Malley


Counting Crows is an American rock band hailing from San Francisco, California. The band was formed by vocalist Adam Duritz and guitarist Dave Bryson in 1991 primarily as an acoustic duo. They started out playing gigs around the Berkeley and San Francisco areas.

As the band became a stable lineup of five, they became a regular at the Bay Area music scene. In 1993, the band signed up with Geffen Records and released their debut album on the same year. The album, August and Everything After went to contain an unexpected hit in the single, "Mr. Jones". The hit single drew massive radio airplay that helped launched the group into superstardom. The debut album also became the fastest selling album since Nirvana’s Nevermind. It went on to sell over 7 million copies.


August and Everything After – Released 1993
Recovering The Satellites – Released 1996
This Desert Life – Released 1999
Hard Candy – Released 2002
Saturday Nights, Sunday Mornings – Released 2008


While still a relative unknown in the music industry, the Counting Crows nevertheless played at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony on January 16, 1993, filling in for Van Morrison. The band remains the only unknowns ever to play in the highly regarded ceremony for accomplished rock and roll musicians.

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