Music

2017 Featured Artists: Cracker

Cracker has been described as a lot of things over the years: alt-rock, Americana, insurgent-country, and have even had the terms punk and classic-rock thrown at them. But more than anything Cracker are survivors. Cofounders Lowery and Hickman have been at it for a quarter of a century — amassing ten studio albums, multiple gold records, thousands of live performances, hit songs that are still in current radio rotation around the globe (“Low,” “Euro-Trash Girl,” “Get Off This” and “Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out With Me” to name just a few), and a worldwide fan base — that despite the major sea-changes within the music industry — continues to grow each year.

Cracker’s tenth and most recent studio effort, the double-album, 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.

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. 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 Fox Lane Rock Ensemble

“The House Band from the School of Rock / Bedford is a group of hardworking, talented, and dedicated students from our performance-based rock music school for kids age 7-18 and adults that have earned a spot in this audition-based, working band. Performing a set list of awesome songs from the classic and modern rock archives, they have played community events, festivals, fundraisers, and other shows including: The Fest for Beatles Fans, Danbury Green, Blues Views & BBQ Festival, Highline Ballroom NYC, and Knitting Factory Brooklyn. These kids are excited to bring the ROCK to Pound Ridge!”

 

Event Day Volunteers

Time – Date – Place

Date: October 13, 2018
Time: 1:00 - 6:00
Place: Pound Ridge Town Park

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