Birth Name: Matthew Shafer
Birth Place: Mount Clemens, Michigan, United States
Years Active: 1987-present
Genres: Rock, Country, Hip Hop, Rap Rock
Matthew Shafer (born June 6, 1974; Mount Clemens, Michigan), better known by his stage name Uncle Kracker, is an American rock, country, and rap rock musician. His music was more rap rock-based at the start of his career before turning to a more country and Top 40 style. Shafer has been friends with Kid Rock since the mid-1990s. In 1994, Kid Rock asked Shafer to play turntables for his band called Twisted Brown Trucker. Shafer knew nothing of using turntables, but since his brother was an experienced DJ, he agreed. He only performed at live shows at the time, until he began recording for Rock's album, "Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp." Shafer was a featured vocalist on some of the tracks. He the...
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