Basic Background Info

Birth: Unknown
Location: San Francisco, California
Band: Counting Crows, Amy Grant, Ben Folds, Sheryl Crow, Papa’s Culture, Glider
Genres: Rock
Instruments: Drums
Occupation: Musician



Jim Bogios was born near San Francisco,California, and he resides there today. Jim Bogios began playing drums in elementary school, and he studied privately with Greg Sudmeier. Jim Bogios joined his first band at 12 and joined the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra in high school after his father, a trumpet player, advised him to do so. Simultaneously, Jim Bogios studied privately with Jack Van Geem, the principle percussionist of the San Francisco Symphony.

Jim Bogios left the Bay Area briefly for college, but returned to join the band Papa's Culture in 1992. Four years later, Jim Bogios got his big break and was hired to play drums and back up vocals for Sheryl Crow. He toured and recorded with Crow for eight years; during that time he performed with luminaries such as Eric Clapton, Prince, and Keith Richards.

In 2003, Counting Crows was looking for a drummer. Their former drummer, Ben Mize, had left to pursue solo work and be closer to his family. Counting Crows approached Jim Bogios with the offer to replace Mize, and he accepted. Jim Bogios performed with the band for the first time on theiralbum, Films About Ghosts, released in 2003. A song from the album,"Accidentally in Love," appeared on the soundtrack of the animated movie Shrek 2. The song was nominated for an Academy Award. When the bassist for Counting Crows left in 2004, following a tour supporting their Hard Candy album, he was replaced by an old coworker of Jim Bogios from Ben Folds, Millard Powers.

Jim Bogios has expressed a distaste for time off, so he spends his off hours from Counting Crows working with other bands, such as his side project, Glider.


Album Year Album Name Album Band
1994 Live at Fillmore West Papa's Culture
1997 A Very Special Christmas 3 Sheryl Crow
1998 Shiva Station Remix Jai Uttal
1998 SUNKIST Sunkist
1999 Sheryl Crow and Friends Sheryl Crow
1999 Woodstock '99 Sheryl Crow
1999 Globe Sessions Sheryl Crow
2000 Been Here Done This Nashville Station
2000 Another Rosie Christmas Dixie Chicks
2000 VH-1 Storytellers Sheryl Crow
2000 Love Mountain Serenade Dean Del Rey
2001 Best of Sessions at West 54th Sheryl Crow
2001 The Invisible Man Mark Eitzel
2001 Present/Future Eagle-Eye Cherry
2001 Roadsigns Toward Antiquity Blue Druids
2002 No Other Love Chuck Prophet
2002 Shiny Things Jackpot
2002 Hotel San Jose GoGo Market
2002 C'mon, C'mon Sheryl Crow
2003 Best Of....Films About Ghosts Counting Crows
2003 Speed Graphic Ben Folds
2003 Clean Slate Avi Bortnick
2003 LIVE at the Budokan Sheryl Crow
2004 Shrek 2 Soundtrack Counting Crows
2004 Pillows and Records Aidan Hawken
2004 Age of Miracles Chuck Prophet
2006 New Amsterdam (LIVE) Counting Crows
2006 A Case for Case: A Tribute to the Songs of Peter Case Peter Case
2006 Time Again Amy Grant
2007 Soap and Water Chuck Prophet
2008 Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings Counting Crows


  • Counting Crows is one of few bands who encourage concert attendees to record performances, and to distribute bootlegs and copies freely. They go so far as to host a forum on their website where fans can swap recordings, as long as it isn't done for profit.

Instruments of Choice



Drums: D'Amico
Cymbals: Zildjian
Hardware: Drum Workshop

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