Iron Horse Saloon's Road to the Rally Entertainment Series Featuring:
With Special Guest: Judd Hoos
With Special Guest: Judd Hoos
Event Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Ages: All Ages Welcome
Gates: 5:00 PM
Show: 6:00 PM
Tickets: General admission. $20 advance / $25 day of show (plus applicable taxes and fees)
Get Tickets In Person: Starting Wednesday, February 6th at Sickies Garage - Rapid City
No matter what he does or where he goes, Uncle Kracker adheres to a simple, yet rather timeless philosophy.
“I really subscribe to this mindset of just having fun,” he affirms. “That’s what it’s always about. It’s the train that I’m forever on. The way I feel is if I’m enjoying it, it’s really worth doing.”
Now he’s having more fun than ever. Last year Uncle Kracker joined Sugar Ray, BetterThan Ezra and Eve 6 for the Under The Sun Tour 2015, hitting sheds across the country throughout the summer. Uncle Kracker will be back on the road in 2016. His live show continues to get bigger and better with every tour. "It's very interactive," he says. "It's meant to be a party, and I want everybody involved. Each time we go on stage, I want people to leave smiling."
That outlook has served him well over the years. After vaulting to stardom as a charismatic presence and chief collaborator in Kid Rock’s Twisted Brown Trucker Band,the Michigan singer, songwriter, and performer, also known as Matthew Shafer, kicked off a stunning solo career of his own.
His 2000 major label debut, Double Wide, fittingly went double-platinum and yielded #1smash “Follow Me”. Its 2002 follow-up No Stranger To Shame reached gold status and spawned cross-format hits such as “In A Little While” and the powerful cover of Dobie Gray’s “Drift Away”, which set a Billboard record for most weeks at #1 on any chart, topping their #1 run on the Adult Contemporary radio charts for a staggering 28 weeks. Country superstar Kenny Chesney tapped him for “When The Sun Goes Down,” which impressively spent five weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart.Throughout, he played sold out shows across the country and appeared everywhere from the American Country Music Awards to Late Night With Conan O'Brien. Then, 2012 saw him fully embrace his country side with his critically acclaimed fifth outing, Midnight Special.
Uncle Kracker is still having a blast, and fans worldwide undoubtedly will too when theysee him on the road. “When I’m up onstage, I don’t feel removed from the people coming to hear the music,” he leaves off. “You can feel it, when they identify with you. Sometimes when I’m up there, I wanna tell’em ‘I’m not any different than you are.’”
Off the grid for 6 days with no cell service, 30-miles from Mt. Rushmore, Judd Hoos started off 2019 in a cabin recording their upcoming EP “We Were Young.” Nashville producer J. Hall (Young The Giant, Delta Saints, Ric Todd) helped craft the new EP, a follow up to the band’s iTunes chart topping album, ‘Music In The Dark’, featuring Breathe In, Say My Name, and Billboard.
The Judd Hoos touring schedule has already kicked into full gear including support shows with Puddle of Mudd, Third Eye Blind, and Trapt. The band is looking at a 2019 calendar that encompasses 120 dates booked across 10 Midwest states including a week of headline shows booked at the 2019 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The Judd Hoos live experience is beginning to catch attention on a national scale.