On October 6 the band Cracker brought their unique mix of Country and Rock music to the Bear’s Den Showroom in the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino.

Bringing their California sound to the east coast, band founder and lead singer David Lowry formed the Alternative Rock band Cracker and added the traditional Country music instrument the pedal steel guitar to the mix.

The result is a laid back sound that makes for an enjoyable evening of music.

After coming on stage to a Latin rendition of “Hotel California”, the band opened the show with “Where Have Those Days”.

Noting that it was a holiday weekend for Columbus Day in the United States and Thanksgiving in Canada, David admitted that he used to think it wasn’t a real holiday but an excuse for a girl not to go out on a date with him. He joked on how one could make use of Canada before many holidays.

Throughout the remainder of the show little else was said, just good music including “Seven Days”, “How Can I Live Without You”, “Get Off This”, “The Good Life”, “Around the World”, “I Want Everything”, “The Golden Age”, “California Country Boy”, “Low”, “Kings of Bakersfield”, “St Cajetan”, “Teen Angst”, “Skinheads Bowling”, “Almond Grove”, “Mr. Wrong”, “Euro Trash Girl”, and “One Fine Day.

The band returned to the stage for a two song encore of “Man in Me” and “I See the Light” but could have played for much longer. They left the stage with fans screaming for more.

Along with the usual calling out of songs, one fan asked for the ever present “Freebird” and one fan even called for a drum solo.