The disdain directed at Hootie And The Blowfish back in the ’90s was always a little perplexing. Yes, the South Carolina bar band was kind of a cull, and it had an all-time horrible name. But for the most part, Hootie was harmless and endearingly humble. The most grating thing about the band was lead singer Darius Rucker’s overbearing vocals, which made the likes of “Hold My Hand” and “Let Her Cry” flat-out unbearable for detractors. Rucker has toned down the histrionics a bit, and has been making a pretty successful go of it as a country singer the last several years, with 2008’s Learn To Live and last year’s Charleston, SC 1966.