Darius Rucker

American singer-songwriter

Darius Carlos Rucker (born May 13, 1966, in Charleston, South Carolina) is an American musician. He is best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Hootie & the Blowfish.

Darius Rucker


  • Tupac is taking the message to black kids and a lot of white kids, going "This shit's happening on the streets." Well, I'm from a different part of the black community. Why is Orleans Woods in Charleston, South Carolina, less "valid" than Compton?
    • Quoted in Chris Willman, "Hootie ya love?". Entertainment Weekly (325):18 {1996-05-03)

About Darius RuckerEdit

  • Rucker sings of loss and despair as if they've left him shell-shocked. But Hootie -- born at frat parties and still a bar band at heart -- know how to deliver beers-and-tears material, and the occasional anti-racist slam, with a smile. The same sly grin crept into songs of frustration -- country writer Radney Foster's "A Fine Line" and the Who's "I Can't Explain." But Rucker is no more Charley Pride than Bryan is Pete Townshend.
    • Jason Cohen and Diana Darzin, "Performance," Rolling Stone (705):36 (1995-04-06)

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