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New tour dates have been added in California and Chicago!  

Make sure you catch us this summer! 

  Cracker Duo
March 13th
Bellingham, WA - Green Frog Acoustic Tavern

March 14th 
Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern

March 15th
Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios

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March 28th 
Hollywood CA - House of Blues

March 29th
Pioneertown, CA - Pappy and Harriets

April 3rd 
Chicago, IL - The Cubby Bear

May 17th
Atlanta, GA - Shaky Boots Festival 

May 23rd
Charleston, SC - The Windjammer


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New Cracker Dates Announced Colorado and Northwest 

Feb 13th The State Room Salt Lake City UT
Feb 14th  Aspen Mountain, Aspen CO
Feb 15th The Moxi Theatre, Greeley CO

March 13 The Green Frog Bellingham WA 
March 14 The Tractor Tavern  (early show!)
March 15 Mississippi Studios , Portland OR

May 17th 2:45pm  Shaky Boots Festival Atlanta 
 

Shaky Boots Festival!  

We're very happy to announce we'll be playing the first ever Shaky Boots Festival in Kennesaw, GA on May 17th, 2015! 

Pre-Sale Tickets Available: Wednesday, January 7th - 10am-10pm EST

General Admission Tickets Available: Thursday, January 8th at 10am EST

Go to Ticketmaster and get your tickets ASAP! This will be a great show you don't want to miss. 

Check out this cool write up from AJC.com and go to ShakyBoots.com for more details. 

King of Bakersfield Photo Essay/Music Video. 



King of Bakersfield Video/Slideshow/Photo essay.    For the new Berkeley to Bakersfield album  Bradford Jones literally took thousand of photos to visually represent the songs on the record.  We will be releasing these as Music Videos-Slideshows-Photo Essays over the coming months. 


King of Bakersfield

©2014 David Lowery
Published 2014 Bicycle Spaniard Music (BMI).

I got a double wide in my own merlot vineyard
I got plenty of space to park my dually truck
I never have to deal with LA traffic 
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Berkeley to Bakersfield

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Cracker has released their tenth studio effort, entitled Berkeley To Bakersfield, on 429 Records. It’s a double-album that finds this uniquely American band traversing two different sides of the California landscape – the northern Bay area and further down-state in Bakersfield. With founding members David Lowery and Johnny Hickman anchoring the project, they’ve brought in a host of musicians to help out, including putting together the original Cracker lineup for the Berkeley side (see credits below). Berkeley to Bakersfield was recorded by Drew Vandenberg. 429 Records released the album worldwide on December 9th.

Despite being less than a five-hour drive from city to city, musically, these two regions couldn’t be further apart from one another. In the late ‘70s and ‘80s a harder-edged style of rock music emerged from the Bay area, while Bakersfield is renowned for its own iconic twangy country music popularized, most famously, by Buck Owens and Merle Haggard in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Yet despite these differences, they are both elements that Cracker’s two cofounders, David Lowery and Johnny Hickman, have embraced to some degree on nearly every one of their studio albums over the last two decades.

As Lowery explains, “On the Berkeley disc the band is the original Cracker lineup - Davey Faragher, Michael Urbano, Johnny and myself. This is the first time this lineup has recorded together in almost 20 years. We began recording this album at East Bay Recorders in Berkeley, CA. For this reason we chose to stylistically focus this disc on the music we most associate with the East Bay: Punk and Garage with some funky undertones. To further match our sense of place we often took an overtly political tone in the lyrics.”

“This Bakersfield disc represents the ‘California country’ side of the band. Throughout the band’s 24-year history we’ve dabbled in Country and Americana but this time we wanted to pay homage to the particular strain of Country and Country-Rock music that emerges from the inland valleys of California.”

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  1. 1 Torches and Pitchforks 02:12
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  2. 2 March of the Billionaires 03:37
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  3. 3 Beautiful 03:03
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  4. 4 El Comandante 03:07
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  5. 5 El Cerrito 05:04
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  6. 6 Reaction 02:38
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  7. 7 You Got Yourself Into This 03:14
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  8. 8 Life In The Big City 03:52
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  9. 9 Waited My Whole Life 04:13
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  10. 10 California Country Boy 03:13
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  11. 11 Almond Grove 04:35
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  12. 12 King of Bakersfield 04:57
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  13. 13 Tonight I Cross the Border 04:19
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  14. 14 Get On Down The Road 04:57
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  15. 15 I'm Sorry Baby 04:43
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  16. 16 San Bernardino Boy 02:57
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  17. 17 When You Come Down 04:04
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  18. 18 Where Have Those Days Gone (Bakersfield Mix) 05:59
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