David Lowery from Cracker at the Pourhouse

David Lowery of Nineties Alt Rockers Cracker will be playing the Pourhouse (above The Old Triangle) Sunday, August 5th

The Pourhouse is located at 189 Great George St.

David Lowery is a mathematician, writer, musician, producer and serial entrepreneur based in Richmond, VA and Athens, GA.

While studying mathematics and computers at the University of California Santa Cruz in the early 1980’s, Lowery founded the critically acclaimed ensemble Camper Van Beethoven and associated record label Pitch-a-Tent Records. With these two entities, he helped jump start the Indie Rock movement.

In 1991, Lowery moved on to the ensemble Cracker, which produced five, top ten alternative/rock radio tracks and three platinum albums. During this time he produced a variety of albums, including albums for critically acclaimed and commercially successful artists, such as The Counting Crows and Sparklehorse. Lowery also founded Sound of Music Studios with John Morand. This long running endeavor has recorded tracks for a wide range of artists from D’angelo to Lamb of God. The studio later spun off Shockoe Noise LLC, which specialized in custom music for commercials, film, and TV.

In 2007, Lowery was appointed as an advisor to the collective action website www.ThePoint.com. This later evolved into the social deals site www.Groupon.com. One of the earliest groupon-like efforts involved selling tickets for the Cracker/Camper Van Beethoven Campout music festival in 2007. Groupon went public in 2011.

Lowery began teaching the economics and finance of the music business at the University of Georgia in 2011. With a few like-minded entrepreneurs, he helped establish The Athens Angel Investment Fund. He is also on the board of the incubator 4 Athens.

Recently, Lowery has been writing for www.thetrichordist.com. This blog examines Artists’ Rights in the digital age. He has become an outspoken critic of Silicon Valley and its aggressive attacks on artists and other content creators. Three of Lowery’s pieces have gone massively viral, Letter to Emily White Intern at NPR All Songs Considered And Meet the New Boss, Worse than the Old Boss? My Song Got Played On Pandora A Million Times And All I Got Was $16.89.

He has also testified to congress twice on behalf of artists. Most recently he penned an op-ed for Politico concerning copyright reform that was entered into the congressional record by Mel Watt D-NC.

Nathan Wiley - Full Band Show at The Pourhouse! $25 (+tax)

Hailing from Summerside, PE, Three time ECMA award and five time Music PEI award winning artist Nathan Wiley first earned acclaim for his 2002 debut BOTTOM DOLLAR, He made good on the promise of that release with follow up HIGH LOW two years later. His blend of classic sounds with a modern, slightly world weary perspective struck a chord with listeners, as songs full of subtle melodies and lyrics wormed their way into their ears. Next came THE CITY DESTROYED ME, (produced by Los Lobos' Steve Berlin) then just last year, BANDITS (a six song EP) that was nominated for 4 Music PEI Awards.

Nathan has shared the stage with artists like Blue Rodeo, Sarah Harmer, Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, Matt Mays, Ron Sexsmith and many more. His work has appeared on tv, film and stage. Nathan splits his time these days between writing new material, producing other maritime acts (including an ECMA winning record for Gordie MacKeeman & his Rhythm Boys, Drea MacDonald and the Fluffy Little Cowboys) and scoring short films.



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