Hootie and the Blowfish hit an incredible peak in the ’90s. Frontman Darius Rucker’s distinct voice dominated many a radio speaker and video countdown, backed by a wave of smooth folk-rock harmonies. On Thursday night, they returned to The Late Show With David Letterman, where they first wooed the nation with their hit “Let Her Cry” in 1995.
The group has plans for an August comeback tour that will kick off where they set out on their adult contemporary journey: Charleston, South Carolina. Fans have waited through a Rucker hiatus (he went off to explore a very successful solo career in country music), but desperately await the return of the person most assumed was the “Hootie” from the band name.