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Wanna hang out this summer? Us too!  

Hello Folks! 
There's all kinds of exciting stuff happening in the world of Cracker!
This summer we'll be bouncing around the country playing some of your favorite Cracker songs and bringing you the best damn show we possibly can. Check out the tour dates below and come see us in a city near you. Remember we're hard at work trying to add new shows all the time.

May 22nd - Charlotte, NC - NC Music Factory
May 23rd - Isle of Palms, SC - The Windjammer
May 24th - Myrtle Beach, SC - The Boathouse
May 27th -
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Campout 11 Three Day Passes are available now!  

Hey Folks! 

Campout 11 Three Day Passes are officially on sale at our web store!

For only $75 you get a weekend chocked full of Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven, The Whiskey Gentry, Johnny Hickman, Victor Krummenacher, Jonathan Segel, Jesika Von Rabbit and more surprises to be announced.

This is an all ages event and includes a meet and greet with many of the artists performing at Campout 11.

What are you waiting for? Get your passes now

Campout 11 and a whole bunch of tour dates!  

Campout 11 will be August 27th, 28th, and 29th at one of our favorite places, Pappy & Harriet's in Pioneertown, CA. Yes, it is a little earlier than usual, but that just means you don't have to wait as long for one of the best weekends of the year. Anyone as excited as we are? 

There's more good news! We've added a whole heap of tour dates. You can check out the dates below, and we'll be adding even more shows in the coming weeks. 

May 8th - Richmond, VA - The Broadberry
May 9th - Pittsboro, NC - Shakori Hills… Read more

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.”

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


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