This time around, I sit down with Mark Bryan, the Guitarist, vocalist and writer in the world-renowned band Hootie & The Blowfish. Hootie & The Blowfish came on the scene with a bang in 1994 with Cracked Rear View their 14x platinum selling album that garnered critical accolades and almost immediate fame. Subsequent releases Fairweather Johnson in 1996 and the self-titled album in 1998 saw the band maintain a high level of success from a sales standpoint, as well as critical acclaim.
Mark Bryan splits time between Charleston SC and Awendaw SC while working for his own upstart companies Chucktown Music Group and Carolina Studies, as well as a position as Artist in Residence at the College of Charleston and the creator and producer of Live at the Charleston Music Hall, a concert television show that airs on PBS.
Mark was kind enough to allow into his home and onto his balcony in a rapidly growing area of downtown Charleston for a little chat.