Uncle Kracker from the Start:
Matthew Shafer, also known by his stage name Uncle Kracker, is an American singer-songwriter and musician known for his country and rock music. He was a turntablist for Kid Rock’s backing group Twisted Brown Trucker. Since 1999 has recorded as a solo artist, with singles Follow Me and Drift Away being top 10 hits.
Uncle Kracker History:
While visiting a nightclub with his brother in Michigan, where a turntables competition was occurring. His older brother was competing against a then-unknown musician, Kid Rock. Shafer soon became friends with Kid Rock. In those times, he was mainly rapping. He went to L’Anse Creuse High School. In 1994, Kid Rock asked Shafer to play turntables for his band called Twisted Brown Trucker. Shafer knew nothing of using turntables, but since his brother was an experienced DJ, he agreed. He only performed at live shows at the time, until he began recording for Rock’s album, Early Mornin’ Stoned Pimp; Shafer was a featured vocalist on some of the tracks. He began to work on a solo album, while continuing DJ for Kid Rock. Upon the release of Rock’s multi-platinum album, The History Of Rock, Shafer decided that it was time to release his first solo album, Double Wide in 2000.
Uncle Kracker Recent Times:
Over the years, Uncle Kracker has released several albums, starting with Double Wide peaking at 7th on the Billboards top 200 chart, it spent 10 months on the chart. No Stranger to Shame as released in August of 2002 reaching 43 on the Billboards album chart. Seventy Two and Sunny peaked at 39th on Billboards top 200 and has sold 200000 copies. Happy Hour introduced in 2009, followed by a six song EP in 2010. In November 2012 Midnight Special was released.
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The Stage Presence:
Uncle Kracker, played around 1 hour and 45 minutes or so, with a short intermission and a quick encore. All of the band members, took time out after the show, signing autographs and engaging with fans.
Uncle Kracker Musicians are:
- Matthew Shafer – Vocals
- Mike Adkins – Rhythm Guitar
- Matt Hamann – Lead Guitar
- Clint Carpenter – Drummer
- Matt Lapinta – Bass Guitar
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Live Video Playlist: of Uncle Kracker at Tally Ho Theater in Leesburg VA on 2/28/2020. Video’s may have sound and or focus issue’s, and crowd noise and offensive language, do to the nature of the shows.
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Live Audio Playlist: of Uncle Kracker, at Tally Ho Theater in Leesburg Virginia on 2/28/2020. Audio may have sound issue’s do to the nature of the shows. We recorded the shows audio, and have posted a few songs.
Set List for Uncle Kracker, Tally Ho Theater Show on 2/28/2020
Set List 1
- Saturday Night
- Nuthin Changes
- Good 2 Be Me
- Better Days
- Little While
- Memphis Soul Song
- Follow Me
- Rocky Mountain Way
- Got That Thing
- No Stranger / 3 Birds
- Sun Goes Down
- Drift Away
- All Summer Long
The set list is provided by the band, or venue prior to or during the show. Importantly as the show goes on, song’s can be added or deleted. We will attempt to update if it is changed.
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About Tally Ho Theater:
Tally Ho Theater is in Leesburg Virginia. Located around 30 miles west of Washington DC. Leesburg features plenty of shopping and restaurants. The Tally Ho Theater is a old movie theater, converted to a concert venue. The stage is around 30 by 40 ft, and appears to work for most all bands and shows. In my opinion the Tally Ho Theater is a great venue to see your favorite band.
Tally Ho Theater Amenities:
With a capacity around 750 standing, 350 for a sitting show. Some bar stool seating, with high top tables on the floor for certain shows. With a few small tables near the bars, all seats fill up quickly. The balcony above the main floor that has tables and a separate bar as VIP Seating. Tally Ho Theater features 4 full service bars, serving beer, wine and mixed drinks. The food menu includes burgers, sandwiches, salads, fries and beverages. You can park at the municipal parking garage located next door, it is free any time after 7 pm and weekends.
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Photography Equipment Used:
I had the chance to photograph and video songs in it’s entirety from the pit area in front of the stage, with the crowd and the upstairs balcony area. For the photos we used Nikon D850 Body, with a Tamron 28-75 F2.8, Tamron 70-200 F2.8, Nikon 200-400 F4.
Video and Audio Equipment Used:
For video’s, we used the Sony A7R IV Mirror Less Body, recording at 1080p, utilizing a Zoom H6 Pro Audio Recorder / Microphone. We utilize a second Zoom H6 audio recorder to record the audio from the entire show.
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