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Counting Crows

Counting Crows is an American rock band from Berkeley, California, formed in 1991. The band consists of Adam Duritz (lead vocals, piano), David Bryson (guitar), Charlie Gillingham (accordion, keyboards), Dan Vickrey (lead guitar), David Immerglück (guitar, banjo, mandolin), Jim Bogios (drums) and Millard Powers (bass).

Counting Crows gained popularity following the release of its debut album, August and Everything After (1993), which featured the hit single "Mr. Jones". They have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and received a 2004 Academy Award nomination for their song "Accidentally in Love", which was included in the film Shrek 2.

The band's influences include Van Morrison, R.E.M., Mike + The Mechanics, Nirvana, Bob Dylan, and The Band.

They began as just Duritz and Bryson playing acoustic shows together in the San Francisco area.
T-Bone Burnett, admired by Duritz, produced their first album.
In an era of alternative rock, they made millions from a more traditional, rootsy sound.
They played in replacement of Van Morrison at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, at the suggestion of The Band guitarist Robbie Robertson, a big fan.
The band considers themselves big fans of the pre-New Wave band Big Star. They once opened for Big Star under the name the Shatners. That was going to be the real name of the band before Counting Crows came along.
The band's name is "Counting Crows" not "The Counting Crows." It refers to a phrase "Counting Crows" which means pointless, like "that is about as pointless as counting crow." In other words, Adam and his buddies are not Crows.


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