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One true test to know you are truly a great songwriter, vocalist, guitarist or all of the above, is to start your band as a coffeehouse acoustic duo. That is truly the story behind the origins of the Counting Crows. First formed in San Francisco 1991 by vocalist/pianist Adam Duritz and producer/guitarist David Bryson, the duo started out playing in coffeehouses, acoustically under the name the Counting Crows from the very start. After playing around Berkeley and San Francisco in 1991 and 1992, the Counting Crows added a few more members and honed their unique sound into what has been a great American Rock Band for over 22 years now.

After coming up with a stable band lineup the Counting Crows played all around becoming regulars in the Bay area scene by 1993. With musical influences like Van Morrison, R.E.M., Mike & The Mechanics, Nirvana, Bob Dylan, and The Band, it wasn't a big surprise when they were asked to fill in for Van Morrison at the 1993 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony. At the ceremony, the Counting Crows played a cover of Van Morrison's "Caravan". Still relatively unknown until the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, it wasn't too long after that they were signed to Geffen Records and the release of their debut album August and Everything After.

Photo: FOH Engineer Shawn Dealey ( Click To Enlarge Photo )

The name Counting Crows derives from the British divination nursery rhyme "One for Sorrow" about the superstitious counting of magpies, a member of the crow family. Duritz heard the rhyme in the film Signs of Life, which starred his close friend, actress Mary-Louise Parker. The rhyme is featured in the third verse of the song "A Murder of One" ("Well I dreamt I saw you walking up a hillside in the snow/Casting shadows on the winter sky as you stood there/counting crows...") on the band's debut album August and Everything After. Subsequent albums include Recovering the Satellites, This Desert Life, Hard Candy, New Amsterdam: Live at Heineken Music Hall, and Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings.

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