Uncle Kracker

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": rock pop country alternative singer-songwriter Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 2000s
Links online: Official Homepage Wikipedia

Biography

Matthew Shafer, 6 June 1974, Mount Clemens, Michigan, USA. Shafer’s association with multi-platinum selling rap artist Kid Rock undoubtedly helped sales of his debut album, but 2000’s Double Wide proved to be of equal artistic merit to the best work of his more illustrious mentor. The 13-year-old Shafer first met up with Kid Rock in 1987 at a DJ competition in Clawson, Michigan, where his brother was competing against the young rapper. The two became close friends, and when Rock released his 1990 debut he invited Shafer to join his Twisted Brown Trucker Band as DJ. Learning as he played, the newly named Kracker soon became an integral part of Kid Rock’s band, co-writing and performing on all his albums. The runaway commercial success of Kid Rock’s 1998 set Devil Without A Cause gave Kracker the opportunity to start work on his solo debut. The album was recorded on Kid Rock’s tour bus as it travelled America, with the aid of Rock and the...

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