First Fleet Concerts Presents
211 Iowa Avenue
Iowa City, IA, 52242
Doors 5:00 PM / Show 6:00 PM
“You can’t imagine all the things that I've seen, but what’s courtside if you never sat in the nose bleeds …
I won’t stop until everyone knows. I’m taking this from them country roads to the whole damn globe.”
- From “West Virginia to World Wide” by Huey Mack
Growing up in Morgantown, West Virginia, Huey Mack learned from an early age that if you want
something done, you’ve got to do it yourself. And, it was this relentless commitment to honing his craft as
an MC and songwriter combined with his DIY approach to the music business that yielded him a no. 8
Billboard Rap Chart entry, and a #3 Album Charting on iTunes on his independently released debut
album “Pretending Perfection.”
Huey’s desire to make music originally manifested itself as a hobby. At 16, he was spit balling comical
raps at home with his friends but, only a year later, he was dropping his “Wish Me Luck” mix tape which
he quickly followed with SoundCloud releases of “Bright Lights and Long Nights,” “Freshman 15,” “A Boy
Named Hue” and “Click” featuring fellow MC and regular collaborator Mike Stud.
Huey enrolled at his home town’s West Virginia University and attended for 2 years while developing his
passion for music into a full-time job and eventually dropping out to orchestrate his debut album release.
This full-time job quickly turned into an immersive lifestyle as he routed and embarked on his own
headline tours and spearheaded his own merchandising operation.
“It was like jumping out of an airplane,” says Huey about starting up, “but I was getting so much
encouragement from my fans all over the country - both over the Internet and at shows - that it gave me
the confidence to keep it going.”
Immediately after that touring run, Huey decided to base himself out of Los Angeles for a month to
complete work on his last album “Things Change.” Reuniting with “Pretending Perfection” producer Louis
Bell (Justin Bieber, Mike Stud), he began to weave personal stories of his upbringing in West Virginia with
tales of newfound experiences from the road.
Huey also worked with Cisco Adler (Mickey Avalon, Mike Posner) and connected with Dutch super-
producer Afrojack (Chris Brown, will i am) on his 2015 project “Things Change”
Huey Mack’s new album “The Longest Year Of My Life” album – is due of on August 18th, 2016
Colette Carr (born January 6, 1991), is an American musician based in Malibu and Los Angeles, California. She is signed to Cherrytree Records. Carr released her debut single, "Back It Up", in 2009. On August 13, 2010, she released her first mixtape, "Sex Sells Stay Tooned". Her debut album, Skitszo, a collection of previously released digital EP’s, released on July 9, 2013, "Never Gonna Happen" the fifth single released from Skitszo, reached #11 on Billboards Dance-Club Chart. Carr hosts her own radio show on CherryTreeRadio.com, titled "The Colette Carr Pool." In addition to her music career, Carr co-owns a retail travel store "Coca-Nico" with her sister Nicole. The "Coca-Nico" store opened in December 11, 2010 in San Francisco, CA.