By Kevin Rutherford
Darius Rucker has had quite the stellar solo career as a country artist, but on Thursday night, he got back together with the old band.
Rucker reunited Hootie and the Blowfish Thursday (April 30) as part of the final shows of Late Show with David Letterman on CBS before Letterman’s retirement from the late night scene on May 20. The band has rarely reunited since 2009, only doing so for their annual Homegrown concert.
Naturally, the band performed “Hold My Hand,” Hootie’s debut single from 1994 and the first song released off Cracked Rear View.
There were the occasional instances where Rucker’s newfound country twang peeked out, but otherwise, the performance was vintage Hootie, guitarist Mark Bryan still sounding particularly stout on the track’s guitar solo–and looking beautifully ’90s in dress, too.