Cracker at the Harvester Performance Center
450 Franklin Street
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Cracker‘s tenth studio effort, the double-album entitled Berkeley To Bakersfield, finds this uniquely American band traversing two different sides of the California landscape – the northern Bay area and further down-state in Bakersfield.
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. On Berkeley To Bakersfield, however, instead of integrating these two genres together within one disc, they’ve neatly compartmentalized them onto their own respective regionally-titled LPs.
The original Cracker band line-up, which includes Davey Faragher, Michael Urbano and co-founders David Lowery & Johnny Hickman recorded for the first time in 20 years on the Berkely disc. They began recording at East Bay Recorders in Berkeley, CA. For this reason the music focused more on things associated with the East Bay: Punk and Garage with funky undertones.
“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.”
For tickets and more information visit: www.harvester-music.com or 540-GUITARS (484-8277).