Darius Rucker’s “Comeback Song” Video Spotlights Charleston, SC

Still from video shoot courtesy Downtown Charleston Facebook page

The band Darius Rucker came to prominence fronting in the 90’s, Hootie and the Blowfish, was from Columbia, South Carolina and they were great ambassadors for their home base, both the city and the state, during their successful run on the pop charts. Rucker grew up in Charleston, however, and so the video for the new single “Comeback Song” was shot in his hometown, with lots of footage of Rucker walking around the historic district:
“Comeback Song” on CMT.com

The alley used extensively in the video is called Philadelphia Alley, for a historical connection to that Pennsylvania city, which assisted in reconstructing the street after a major fire destroyed much of the surrounding structures in the 1800s. The bricks under his feet may still look hundreds of years old but they were actually replaced and the alley restored again about five years ago. Here’s a tourist video with a nighttime shot of the same alley in Rucker’s video:

Rucker’s new album, Charleston SC 1966, is due out October 12th. As reported on ABC News’ site a few days ago, the title is a tribute to Radney Foster’s 1992 album Del Rio TX 1959, which had a big influence on Rucker wanting to someday do country music himself. Here’s a great clip of Foster’s “Just Call Me Lonesome” from that album:

Rucker will be returning to Columbia, South Carolina next month as one of the concerts at the State Fair, and his old band Hootie and the Blowfish are getting a big granite monument unveiled later this month in their old late night stomping grounds of Five Points. All four members are supposed to be there for the dedication of the monument and a number of Hootie-era bands are slated to play the event, surely a Hootie set will break out at some point during the festivities…

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