In the early 1990s, singer David Lowery took a break from his band Camper Van Beethoven to focus on a new project with his longtime friend, guitarist Johnny Hickman. The two soon added bassist Davey Faragher and drummer Greg Weatherford to the mix, and Cracker was officially born with the group's 1992 self-titled release. Combining elements of rock and country in the ambiguous "alternative" musical genre, Cracker made it big with their 1993 follow-up Kerosene Hat, an album that reached gold status with the help of its hit single "Low."
Cracker continued recording throughout the '90s and into the 2000s. Their latest release was 2009's Sunrise in the Land of Milk and Honey, which met favorable reviews from music critics across the country. Recently, Cracker joined the Barenaked Ladies for the group's 2012 "Last Summer on Earth" U.S. tour.
Camper Van Beethoven Biography
Camper Van Beethoven introduced an eclectic and often humorous blend of hippie psychedelia, avant-garde improvisation, country-western shadings and pseudo-ethnic sounds to the mid-1980s post-punk scene. What saved the group from novelty status was its genuine talent for making interesting, adventurous music. In addition to touring with singer David Lowery's second band Cracker, CVB has a new album on deck for a January 2013 release, its first full-length LP in nine years.