Sugarloaf goes unplugged with Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven

By AlpineZone News |
Mar 05 2005 - 07:55 AM

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine ??” Sugarloaf/USA will host a very special Bud Light Concert event with Cracker/Camper Van Beethoven unplugged featuring David Lowry and Johnny Hickman with special guest the Hackensaw Boys on Saturday, March 19 at the Sugarloaf Base Lodge.

Lowry and Hickman (of Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven) will take to the stage to perform their alternative favorites for a rocking acoustic performance. “The unplugged format showcases the musicians’ talent while offering the audience an unforgettable musical experience,” said Bobby Brown, Sugarloaf’s marketing manager.

Cracker stepped into the national spotlight in the early 90s following the release of the hit song Teen Angst (What the World Needs Now) and followed it up with the smash hit Low. Since then Cracker has consistently produced innovative alternative music that crosses multiple genres from alternative, rock, blues, and country.

Camper Van Beethoven first emerged in the latter half of the 80s and was one of its era’s most original and influential indie rock bands. After a decade long hiatus, the band is back together and has produced a new album. New Roman Times is considered by many to be their most musically accomplished and conceptually ambitious effort to date. Their musical style is self described as ranging from modified arena-rock to country-psychedelia.

The Hackensaw Boys hail from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and bring a mix of old-time bluegrass string band music to the mix. The have performed from coast to coast including opening the 2003 Bonnaroo Festival, performed at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, The High Sierra Music Festival, and participated in the Jam Cruise.

Doors open at 8:30 pm with show time set for 9 pm. This is a 21+ show and proper ID is required. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 day of show and can be purchased by calling Sugarloaf at 1-800 THE LOAF or 207-237-6939.