Cracker

Sep 22, 2016

Cracker is one of America's seminal alternative rock bands.  David Lowery and Johnny Hickman wasted little time in putting the band together after the breakup of Camper Van Beethoven.  In no time, Cracker was signed to Virgin Records.  Their debut release, Cracker, had "Teen Angst" and "Happy Birthday to Me" find plenty of airplay.  The follow-up release, Kerosene Hat, gave us "Low" and "Get Off This."

Fast forward to 2014, and Cracker's 10th CD release, Berkeley to Bakersfield.  The band shows off their alt-country side as they pay homage to Berkeley's hard rock scene of the late 70's and 80's - and the Bakersfield sound of the 60's and 70's that spotlighted Buck Owens and Merle Haggard.

More than 25 years after forming, Cracker is still touring and recording.  Their concert at W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds in Sioux Falls (presented by Pepper Entertainment) at the 19th Annual Ribfest was a career retrospective.

Cracker's David Lowery (front) and Johnny Hickman.