The Halifax Urban Folk Festival is exceedingly happy to welcome David Lowery (Cracker/Camper Van Beethoven) back to The Carleton for a very special show with The Halifax All Stars on Friday, August 3rd. Show time will be 9 PM and tickets are $25 advanced – available through Ticket Pro HERE – or $30 at the door.
If you’d like a dinner reservation for this show, please book through Open Table (link below on mobile, to the left on desktop) or call The Carleton directly 902-422-6335.
David was last through town for the 2014 Halifax Urban Folk Festival and had a good enough time that he’s coming back to the province, this time on vacation, with his family; something we at HUFF very much like to see because it’s part of our mandate to show off our province to artists who otherwise might never get to come here. Of course, it was impossible not to suggest he take time off from relaxing to play a show for us and, thankfully, David’s game!
We’ll have another crackerjack All Star band ready to rock the club, so don’t delay, get your tickets NOW!
David Lowery is a mathematician, writer, musician, producer and serial entrepreneur based in Richmond, VA and Athens, GA.
While studying mathematics and computers at the University of California Santa Cruz in the early 1980’s, Lowery founded the critically acclaimed ensemble Camper Van Beethoven and associated record label Pitch-a-Tent Records. With these two entities, he helped jump start the Indie Rock movement.
In 1991, Lowery moved on to the ensemble Cracker, which produced five, top ten alternative/rock radio tracks and three platinum albums. During this time he produced a variety of albums, including albums for critically acclaimed and commercially successful artists, such as The Counting Crows and Sparklehorse. Lowery also founded Sound of Music Studios with John Morand. This long running endeavor has recorded tracks for a wide range of artists from D’angelo to Lamb of God. The studio later spun off Shockoe Noise LLC, which specialized in custom music for commercials, film, and TV.
Recently, Lowery has been writing for www.thetrichordist.com. This blog examines Artists’ Rights in the digital age. He has become an outspoken critic of Silicon Valley and its aggressive attacks on artists and other content creators. He has also testified to congress twice on behalf of artists. Most recently he penned an op-ed for Politico concerning copyright reform that was entered into the congressional record by Mel Watt D-NC.