The Counting Crows
COUNTING CROWS is one of those bands you follow for the long haul. For those that first heard them opening for Bob Dylan long ago, or subbing for Van Morrison one memorable night at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, much of the soundtrack of our times comes from the Crows - from their vivid musical landscapes as well as the feverish brilliance of singer/songwriter Adam Duritz.
Counting Crows hail from the San Francisco Bay area and consist of Adam Duritz (vocals), David Bryson (guitar), David Immergluck (guitar), Charles Gillingham (keyboards), Dan Vickrey (guitar), Jim Bogios (drums), and Millard Powers (bass).
Counting Crows' success dates back to their 1993 debut release August And Everything After and the hit single "Mr. Jones." Subsequent albums include Recovering the Satellites (1996); Across A Wire: Live in NY (1998); This Desert Life (1999), and Hard Candy (2002), which featured the band's Top 10 cover of Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi". The band's most recent success included a No. 1 hit with the song "Accidentally In Love," which was featured on the Shrek 2 soundtrack, as well as nominations this past year for a Grammy, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award for the track.
In 2004 the band released their first ever "Best Of" set Films About Ghosts which featured songs from every phase of the Counting Crow's recording career. The band has sold over 18 million records worldwide.