Houston Music

The 10 Best Shows in Houston This Weekend: Uncle Kracker, MxPx, James Taylor, etc.

Uncle Kracker Firehouse Saloon, June 13

For an artist who started his career as Kid Rock's DJ, Uncle Kracker has managed to find his country niche. That got going with the laid-back "Drift Away," the Dobie Gray tune Kracker turned into a throwback hit as a duet with the original artist back in 2003. His solo tunes are certainly nothing to shake a stick at, either.

"Smile," another hit from 2009 album Happy Hour, is a sweet, noteworthy jam that can stand with the country-rock best of 'em. Catching Kracker at a small venue like Firehouse Saloon could be a blue-moon kind of chance, one it would be wise to consider strappin' on those boots for. ANGELICA LEICHT

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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