Jim Soni Sonefeld Of Hootie And The Blowfish With Dave O'Brien on 995 The Mountain KQMT Denver
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Jim "Soni" Sonefeld has been the drummer for Hootie & The Blowfish since 1989. He wrote the group's first big hit "Hold My Hand" from their debut album "Cracked Rear View".
That first album went on to sell over 21 million copies. The band was never again able to match that achievement and after years of touring and less successful follow up albums, Sonefeld found himself addicted to drugs and alcohol.
After a divorce and remarriage (to one of his bandmate's ex-wife), he got sober, started recording solo music and wrote a book, "Swimming With The Blowfish : Hootie, Healing And One Hell Of A Ride". He also just released the solo EP "Remember Tomorrow".
Both the book and the EP can be found here.
Although they never officially broke up, Hootie & The Blowfish reunited for a new album and tour in 2019 and continue to perform together and host charity events.
Jim Sonefeld talked to Dave O'Brien on 99.5 The Mountain KQMT Denver about his amazing life and career.