Americana and roots singer-songwriter Jackie Greene is announcing a new live solo album, 100% Greene: Live from Throckmorton Theatre. Set for release on July 5 on Blue Rose Music, the album features 16 live tracks from Greene’s November 24, 2018 performance at the intimate California venue.
It’s hard to believe that Jackie Greene is already 38 years old, married and a father to a 1-year-old daughter, Luca. It seems like only yesterday that the Salinas-born/Sacramento-raised Americana singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist was making his big break onto the greater music scene. That was in 2002 when he released the award-winning “Gone Wanderin’” his first recording with DIG Records and his second following his self released “Rusty Nails.”
On Friday, May 17, Americana singer/guitarist Jackie Greene treated an intimate City Winery crowd to an acoustic evening filled with rare catalog classics and his take on many classic rock hits. His second of a two-set evening, accompanied by Nathan Dale on guitar and vocals and special guest Leslie Mendleson on vocals and piano, showcased why he is one of the top musicians around today.
Jackie Greene played the Grateful Dead classic “So Many Roads” on piano for the first time publicly on Sunday night as part of a duo concert with Nathan Dale. The show took place at City Winery in Boston.
The Blue Rose Foundation will be holding its sixth annual Blue Rose Benefit on Saturday, June 8 at the Fillmore in San Francisco. The event will raise to provide funding for scholarships for financially disadvantaged children in the Bay Area with all proceeds from ticket sales going towards the cause.
Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir and singer-songwriter Jackie Greene teamed up to sing the national anthem at Oracle Arena in Oakland on Wednesday before the Golden State Warriors took on the Houston Rockets in the NBA Playoffs. The Warriors went on the beat the Rockets and now have a three-game to two advantage in the Western Conference Semifinals.
There's no exact science to making a live show or album great. But as California's Jackie Greene has been performing a blend of folk, rock and Americana since he was a teenager, he's figured out the answer for himself.