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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 04: Darius Rucker of Hootie & the Blowfish performs onstage during Hootie & the Blowfish at The Troubadour on November 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Hootie & the Blowfish)

Imagine mixing Hootie And The Blowfish and Bluegrass music. May seem strange, but actually it’s not as strange as you’d think. I love 90s rock and alternative and one of my favorite bands is Hootie And The Blowfish. I can put their greatest hits album on and jam every time. Their music just makes you reminisce back to the 90s. It makes you feel good. I saw this video posted a couple of different places yesterday, YouTube, WhiskeyRiff, etc. and I had to check it out. This is from the mid 90s, I think around 1994 and it took place in Houston. This is Hootie And The Blowfish at their peak, and apparently they’s stopped in a Bluegrass bar before their own show. The Bluegrass band on stage seemed to know they were musicians and invited them to come up and do a song. So Darius Rucker and Dean Felber, the bass player went up on stage and started singing. They performed “Let Her Cry”, which is actually my favorite Hootie And The Blowfish song. At first it was just an acoustic version of the song, but the the mandolin player in the flames shirt showed up! This guy looked like he took a shirt from Garth Brooks’ closet and started jamming with Darius and Dean! This guy is a true musician, to be able to just jump right in on a song you don’t know and make it sound like it was supposed to be done that way, it’s awesome! I’m so glad someone had a camcorder rolling that night, and I’m even more glad the VHS tape survived almost 30 years and we can enjoy this awesome moment today. Check it out here.

 

And here’s the original version of “Let Her Cry” as well