Counting Crows + Dashboard Confessional
For more than two decades, the GRAMMY and Academy Award-nominated rock band Counting Crows have enchanted listeners worldwide with their intensely soulful and intricate take on timeless rock & roll. Exploding onto the music scene in 1993 with their multi-platinum breakout album, August and Everything After, the band has gone on to release seven studio albums, selling more than 20 million records worldwide, and is revered as one of the world's most pre-eminent live touring rock bands.
In October 1996, the band's double-platinum sophomore studio album, Recovering the Satellites, debuted at number one and further solidified their growing reputation as one of the leading American alternative rock bands in the world. A follow up to their early success; Counting Crows went on to release This Desert Life (1999), Hard Candy (2002), Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings (2008), Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did on Our Summer Vacation) (2012), Echoes of the Outlaw Roadshow (2013),and Somewhere Under Wonderland (2014.) In 2004, Counting Crows recorded the chart-topping "Accidently in Love" for the animated motion picture Shrek 2. The instant success of the track earned them an Academy Award nomination for "Best Original Song" at the 2005 Academy Awards, a Golden Globe nomination for "Best Original Song" and a GRAMMY Award nomination for "Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media."
In September 2014, Counting Crows released their critically acclaimed seventh studio album, Somewhere Under Wonderland, which debuted at No. 10 on the charts and was heralded by The Daily Telegraph as "... the best collection of songs since their debut." The album consisted of nine sprawling tracks around rich sonic tapestries, which yielded some of the most grandiose yet intimate songs Counting Crows had recorded to date. 2018 marked 25 years since the band's inception and sent Adam Duritz, Jim Bogios, David Bryson, Charlie Gillingham, David Immergluck, Millard Powers, and Dan Vickrey back on the road for the "25 YEARS AND COUNTING" tour. In 2021, Counting Crows ranked #8 on Billboards' "Greatest of All Time: Adult Alternative Artists" 25th anniversary chart.
After seven years, Adam Duritz and Counting Crows released Butter Miracle: Suite One in May 2021 to rave reviews. The band also kicked off their first tour since 2018 "The Butter Miracle Tour," in celebration of their most recent project.
As punk rock proliferated radio airwaves, Dashboard Confessional cemented their role at the vanguard of an entire music scene. Facing familiar aches with tenderness and precision, singer / songwriter Chris Carrabba rocketed the band into mainstream focus, solidifying their place as one of the biggest alternative bands of the 2000s. All The Truth That I Can Tell, the band's ninth studio album, is both a remarkable renewal and fortunate step forward. Carrabba found himself at a distinct crossroads as the last decade came to an end. Running on fumes , unsure if he'd ever release another album, he waited. The songs eventually came, and though the project might've easily come to a screeching halt following a near-fatal motorcycle accident in the summer of 2020, the album stands among Carrabba's finest -- a strikingly potent musical look at himself through a rediscovered keyhole, both an achievement of vision and a vital burst of artistic clarity; less like reading someone's diary and more like reading their eyes.
More about 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), Charles Gillingham (keyboards), David Immergluck (guitar), 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".
"Released in the fall of 1993 --smack in the middle of the alternative grunge boom --the Counting Crows' debut album August and Everything After sounded like a blast from rock's more organic, rootsier past. Dreadlocked frontman Adam Duritz managed to simultaneously draw comparisons to Bob Dylan and Van Morrison with his literate songwriting and soulful vocals, while the band's music seemed tapped from the same Americana wellspring that nourished the Band. The album spawned a handful of Modern Rock hit singles --"Mr. Jones" (#2, 1993) and "Round Here" (#7, 1994) --climbed to #4, and went on to sell 7 million copies as the band seemed to connect with fans of both alternative and classic rock.
Duritz and guitarist David Bryson met in 1989 and started writing songs together; the following year they began performing under the Counting Crows banner as an acoustic duo in the San Francisco Bay Area. They expanded into a band the following year with the addition of bassist Matt Malley, drummer Steve Bowman, and multi-instrumentalist Charlie Gillingham, and recorded a demo that eventually netted the band a record deal." - https://www.rollingstone.com/