Do you know David Lowery?
December 4, 2006 6:43am CST
David Lowery is an American guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, the founder of two alternative rock bands: Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker. Born in Texas on September 10, 1960, Lowery attended high school in Redlands, California. Lowery formed Camper Van Beethoven in Santa Cruz, CA. The band is best known for their song "Take the Skinheads Bowling" from the band's 1985 debut LP, Telephone Free Landslide Victory, later featured in the Michael Moore movie Bowling for Columbine. In the early 1990's, Lowery formed Cracker with guitarist and long-time friend Johnny Hickman. Cracker rejected the roots-rock sound of Camper Van Beethoven in favor of a more traditional rock sound. Cracker released its eponymous L.P. in 1992 but its biggest hit was 1993's "Low" from Kerosene Hat. Cracker continues to perform today to a loyal following of fans, although Lowery has also reformed Camper Van Beethoven which released an interesting cover of the entire Fleetwood Mac album Tusk in 2002. Lowery has also done work as a producer at Sound of Music Studios in Richmond, Virginia, working on records by Sparklehorse, Counting Crows, Lauren Hoffman, September 67 and others.