Get ready for a trip down memory lane as Jim Sonefeld, the renowned drummer for Hootie & The Blowfish, visits the Columbia Mast General Store on December 16th. From 1:30 pm to 4 pm, Sonefeld will be signing copies of his recently released book, “Swimming with the Blowfish,” offering fans an intimate look into the band’s journey and his personal experiences.
Hootie & The Blowfish took the music scene by storm in the mid-90s, dominating pop radio with chart-topping hits. Their iconic album, “Cracked Rear View,” achieved unprecedented success, reaching the top spot on the Billboard 200 five times and becoming the best-selling album of 1995. With over 20 million copies sold worldwide, it stands among the twenty best-selling albums in U.S. history.
The band, awarded two Grammys in 1996, including Best New Artist, continued to release successful albums before taking a hiatus in 2008. However, the magic was reignited in 2019 when they announced a new tour and their long-awaited sixth album.
Jim Sonefeld’s debut book, “Swimming with The Blowfish: Hootie, Healing, and One Hell of a Ride,” captures the essence of the band’s journey, from their humble beginnings in Columbia to international stardom. The memoir, featuring a foreword by Hootie & The Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker, delves into the band’s breakup and reunion, offering a candid account of Sonefeld’s personal struggles with addiction, recovery, and his spiritual journey.
Don’t miss the opportunity to grab a copy of this compelling memoir at the Mast Store, located at 1601 Main Street in Downtown Columbia. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or simply curious about the behind-the-scenes stories, Jim Sonefeld’s book signing promises to be an event to remember. Parking is available on the street or in the convenient Taylor Street Parking Garage. Join us for an afternoon of nostalgia and celebration with one of the iconic figures in the music industry.