Cracker returns to Fairfield Theatre Company

Fairfield Theatre Company welcomes Virginia alternative pop rock band, Cracker to StageOne on Sunday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m.

For 20 years, frontman David Lowery and guitarist Johnny Hickman have made up the core of “Cracker”. During Cracker’s heyday during the 1990s, the Virginia-based band molded elements of alternative pop/rock and country into several irreverent, buzzworthy anthems including smash hits Low, Teen Angst, Get Off This, and Eurotrash Girl.

Lowery and Hickman together are seen as “godfathers of the alternative music scene,” who turned gently away from plaid-clad grunge in the 1990s with more countrified and bluesy stylings.

Many Cracker fans — the most dedicated which refer to themselves as “Crumbs” — have followed Lowery’s thirty year musical path since he formed ‘80s southern California band Camper Van Beethoven. The band’s first two albums, “Cracker” and “Kerosene Hat,” fused folk and punk influences with bar room blues at a time when Seattle rockers like Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains ruled radio airplay

Cracker comes now to rock the intimate Fairfield Theatre Company StageOne venue in support of their new album, Berkeley to Bakersfield. Having made no attempt to mask their affinity for traditional roots music after embarking on a long hiatus, Crackers new album can be described as “Part angsty alternative and part Mick Taylor-era Stones.” Says Something Else Reviews.

“This is country with real soul, in the manner of Porter Wagoner’s “Green, Green Grass of Home” — as heard on the devastatingly sad “Almond Grove.” Couple it with the tough attitude of Berkeley, and you get closer to solving the riddle — the gloriously weird, utterly unique riddle – that has always been Cracker.”

Join FTC by welcoming this pivotal 90’s bands to its intimate venue as they present a night of  shear solid rock and unforgettable twang music that will show those in attendance the true meaning of what Cracker is all about.

For tickets, at $38 in advance with a $3 member discount, visit or call 203-259-1036.


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