AXS: Jackie Greene returns to the Warfield for his annual birthday bash with Anders Osborne and more TBA


Singer-songwriter Jackie Greene is returning to the historic Warfield Theatre in San Francisco on Nov. 11 for his annual birthday bash. Jackie announced the show via his Facebook page. While fellow singer-songwriter Anders Osborne is the only artist on the bill so far, the poster (see below) bills the show as “Jackie Greene + Friends” and also reads “with special guests” and “more to be announced.” 

Now, while this is pure speculation, seeing as how the show is in San Francisco and Greene plays often with Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, it’s a safe bet that either Phil or Bobby or both will show up (although Bobby will be playing at MSG on Nov. 12, but hey, it’s possible). Click here to find tickets to Jackie Green + Friends at The Warfield on AXS.

Jackie Green has been touring in support of his latest album Back to Birth. You can listen to the title track above.


Rhythms: Jackie Greene partners with animation legend Bill Plympton for new video series


Jackie Greene has released a video for track ‘Modern Lives’, in the lead up to the upcoming release of EP The Modern Lives Vol 1.

The video is a taste of what is to come, as Greene has collaborated with Academy Award nominated animator Bill Plympton on a series of videos for a new project.

In collaboration, Greene and Plympton will be creating “a short film inspired by the songs from his new EP The Modern Lives – Vol 1.”

Combining the musicality of Greene’s work and the skills of Plympton’s animation, the pair have created a unique video.

The announcement elaborated on the pair’s work:

“I’ve been a fan of Bill’s animation for some time,” says Greene. “There’s a unique, independent quality to his work that is mercurial and thought-provoking.  I told him to let his imagination run wild and nothing was off limits. Which for Bill, is a normal day at the office.”

Plympton adds, “I had heard some of Jackie’s music before, and loved it.  But when he contacted me this Spring to create some music videos as a mini-feature film, I was totally elated. Then he sent me the music, and I was knocked out – it was so wonderful!  He gave me total freedom with my art and told me to ‘get psychedelic’ with the animation – this is the kind of creative project that every animator dreams about!”

Greene’s EP The Modern Lives Vol 1 will be out October 13 via Blue Rose Music/The End Records.

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Mother Church Pew: Jackie Greene Interview

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“Well I called up the president and asked him where the money went/He told me that it all got spent long before I ever learned to drive,”sings roots rocker Jackie Greene in his cheeky tune “Modern Lives,” the title track from his forthcoming EP set for release on October 13th via Blue Rose Music. “It’s one of those songs that came out real quick. My wife and I were waiting for a car to take us to the airport, and I grabbed a guitar and starting singing it, and it just came out. I recorded it on my phone and finished in the car on the way to the airport. It’s weird, every once and a while that happens, but usually you have to labor a little bit,” he explains of the song’s origin. “I’m not trying to be political in the song, it’s mere commentary. I’m just the peanut gallery over here,” he laughs.

Modern Lives Vol. 1, the first of a two-volume set, features six songs—from bluesy, rollicking ramblers to laid back, front porch-style grassy goodness. “Originally, I was going to release one record, but I decided it would be cooler to release it as two EPs, and the songs split up well that way,” he explains. “There’s a large part of me that has a big DIY/homemade feel to it. On every record I’ve made, there’s at least one song where I’m playing everything. This is the first time where all the songs are me playing everything—it’s sort of like my own Basement Tapes—I literally made it in my basement in Brooklyn. It’s not studio record in the traditional sense, in fact, it’s not a studio record at all,” he laughs. “It’s that much of a stretch for me though. I did everything but the mixing.”

Some artists shudder at the thought of producing their own music, and others balk at the idea of not having that control, Greene isn’t easily fazed by either option. “I’ve done it both ways, produced myself and had producers. It’s like fitting pieces to a puzzle, I can carve out what the song is from the block of marble. Maybe I’m wrong and don’t know what I’m doing,” he laughs. “Even if I don’t, i’m doing it anyway. I go completely on instinct—I just know when it’s done. There’s a famous Jackson Pollock quote, someone had asked him when he knew he was done with a painting, and he replied ‘How do you know when you’re done making love?’” he adds with a laughs. “That’s one way to look at it, you just know.”

In keeping with Greene’s DIY ethos, he enlisted the talents of animator Bill Plympton to create the videos to accompany the EP; the first video, the title track, was released recently, and it’s a brain-massaging wonder. “The song is me being snarky, and the video feels like that, it encapsulates the general feeling of the song,” Greene explains. “It’s all about creating a feeling. We get so caught up in the cerebral details, especially when it comes to music; we break it down and put it under the microscope, and that’s not always necessary. People listen to music for enjoyment and in order for that to happen, you have to elicit some sort of a feeling.”

“I’ve been into animation for a while; I was introduced to Plympton’s work by a friend. In the back of my mind, I’d always wondered if he’d do a music video for me,” he continues. “I started thinking about videos again when this project rolled around—I knew I didn’t want to be in the videos this time, I wanted to do something different. There’s an element of Plympton’s stuff that’s very indie, very homemade, it can be challenging, and it’s very tangential. You have to follow along or you get left behind, and I like that, it works well with the basement nature of my aesthetic,” Greene says. “I reached out to him, and was happy to discover he’s a fan of mine as well, and I told him he had free reign to get as weird as he wanted. He’s doing all the videos for these songs, and they’re going to get progressively weirder. I just wanted Bill to be Bill. Everything he’s shown me has been mind-blowing. The ‘Modern Lives’ video is definitely the tamest one by far. New territory for me, but it feels natural,” he adds. “It’s an exciting time to be making music.”

Live for Live Music: Jackie Greene Talks Playing All The Parts & Drawing Inspiration From Limitations

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To say that guitarist/vocalist Jackie Greene has led a charmed sort of musical life is a bit of an understatement. He’s payed with everyone from Phil Lesh to the Black Crowes to Huey Louis, and has managed to make some impressive music of his own along the way. After years of near-constant motion, Greene purposefully scheduled himself some time off this summer both to prepare for his upcoming acoustic run with Anders Osborne and to work on new material, some of which will be appearing on his upcoming EP, Modern Lives Vol I. As he puts the finishing touches on the new release and gears up to return to the road, we caught up with Greene to see how all his various endeavors are progressing:

Live For Live Music: You’ve toured with Gov’t Mule, Los Lobos, Phil Lesh, Ratdog, Huey Lewis, B.B. King, Mark Knopfler, Black Crowes, Levon Helm…Do you ever consider yourself something of musical ‘Rosetta Stone?’

Jackie Greene: No, I just see myself as a lucky guy. All those acts are mostly connected in a way. To me, it doesn’t seem weird to be connected to all those acts. Like I said…I just see myself as lucky. I can’t really account for the reason why I am so lucky. In the end I guess I just say ‘yes’ a lot.

L4LM: Having played with so many disparate artists have you developed a process for preparing for playing with these folks.

JG: Well in the case of the Crowes, I was actually in that band, so I had a whole catalog of songs to learn. But I have gotten pretty good at learning material on short notice. Maybe it’s just the way I learn. Like right now I am playing bass on a record, which I have never done before, so that’s pretty exciting. I’ve got a knack for learning songs, I suppose.

L4LM: You’ve spoken of your tendency to pick up elements and traits of artists you work with. Is your whole career like a musical version of Pokémon, where you’re trying to catch them all to make yourself the best you can be?

JG: No, I think that just happens naturally. I don’t really seek it out, but it is definitely there. If you’re a musician you learn from listening to people, listening to records and just playing with people and incorporating into your own style. I love all that stuff and I try and use all of it. I feel like in some ways you’d have to be pretty dense to not have learned something playing with all the people I have. I think it would be a failure on my part to not come out of this decade of my life and not have learned anything.

L4LM: You’re putting together all of this knowledge on your upcoming album, The Modern Lives Vol I. You’ve seen a lot of change over the last decade or so in the music business. What changes have affected you the most?

JG: The technology aspect of it can’t be discounted. It’s weird. It is much more difficult to make a living selling recorded music. But access and ease of recording music has gotten so much easier. There is just this wealth of knowledge to swim in. It’s a sign of prosperity in terms of artistic endeavors, but it has made it harder to find folks who can make a good living at it. But–and I think this is true for all artists–you have to swim in the pond in which you were deposited. For me…I just continue making music the best way I know how. That may change over time. I don’t think about it to much. I don’t let it affect my process.

L4LM: One of the pluses of all this new technology is how easy it makes things for artists who like to ‘do it all.’ You seem to have taken this to heart on Modern Lives. I understand you did pretty much everything on this EP yourself, is that right?

JG: Yeah, I played every instrument myself. I did everything but mix the record myself. I did everything in my basement in Brooklyn myself. I even did the engineering…if you can call it that, myself. This isn’t really that big a stretch for me. There is a homemade element to a lot of my records that has been there since day one. It’s a part of my aesthetic you could say.

There has been at least one or two songs on each record I have done that has been like that, even if I cut it in a big studio. This is just the first time where everything has been like that. I have always been interested in recording, ever since I was a kid and got my first four track recorder. I’d link two reel-to-reel recorders together to get more tracks.

It turned into a part of my songwriting process. I’d make a demo of a thing I am working on. A lot of the time I’d end up using at least part of those demos in the final recording. It’s not something that is new to me. This is just the first project where everything in it is all me from the ground up. I’ve always had some form of a home studio. It’s how I like to work. It’s just so much more easy for me to just go around to all the different instruments and work on it until I am happy.

L4LM: It makes writing the album liner credits a lot easier, I assume.

JG: [Laughs] Definitely.

Check out the video for “Modern Lives” featuring animation by the legendary artist Bill Plympton below:


L4LM: You’re a big proponent of limiting creative choices to spark the artistic process. Do you believe having less options makes you get more creative?

JG: I think that is a universal truth…You see it in all cultures, particularly when it comes to art. This is just me, my philosophy. There are plenty of people who have done great records and art with all the gear in the world. I like gear too, certainly. But there is a point, to me, when it becomes unnecessary. Sometimes you just have to look at what you have on hand and make something happen. When I was recording in the past I was using the tape machines, and you had a limited number of tracks and you had a lot of decisions to make. I am a big fan of committing to things early in the process.

By way of example…if there is an effect like reverb or delay that I really like for a part of a song, I will print it. That’s what it’s called when you add something like that, printing. I’ll do that early on in the process, so then it stays. It is always there. To me, making decisions early can help expedite the process. If I was to not make these commitments early, I would be stuck at the end making thousands of decisions and that kinda bums me out…It transcends disciplines. It’s basic simplicity.

L4LM: You put a “Vol. I” in the album title. Is this a true indication of a coming sequel, or is this a “History Of The World Part I”-type thing where it is just part of the title?

JG: Yeah, hopefully part two will be out in the winter. This is an EP, there are six songs on it. Originally I was gonna put this out all as one record, but there were a couple of tunes that I wasn’t quite finished with yet. When I was looking at what I had, I realized that these six go together pretty well and the other six work well together also. It became pretty clear that what I ought to do is put it out as two separate EPs.

L4LM: You’re releasing this on the Blue Rose Music label out of California. They do a lot of interesting charity work. How did you first get involved with them?

JG: I played one of their benefits a while back and the owner, Joe Poletto, has become a really good friend of mine. Now we are in business together. It was a truly organic relationship that started out there in Petalula.

L4LM: Blue Rose does a lot to help the next generation of musicians. Was that the attraction for you?

JG: Definitely a big part of it. The last benefit we did was tied into started a music scholarship for kids in Sacramento, where I am from. Music programs in schools are pretty much always the first thing to get cut [when budgets decrease]. Who the hell needs that right? But it turns out that music programs are good for more than just music.

Music is really important to the development of the brain. Sadly, I think mine is one of the last generations to be assured of having a music program in school. Even as basic as those programs are, they introduce kids to the idea that there are other ways to succeed in life. That is my angle on all this–to help kids see that there is more than one way to go.

L4LM: You just mentioned you were in the studio playing bass on a project right now. Are you going to get out and promote the EP with some shows?

JG: My friend Anders Osborne and I are going to be playing some acoustic shows together in October. Pretty much all of October I will be promoting that. It’s basically us, acoustic. Maybe I’ll bring a banjo. We did a few shows together earlier this year and people really liked it so I am excited to get out and do it again.

This summer in particular I have been taking a lot of time off to make some new recordings. I am starting to write songs for another record next year with my touring band that will be a straight rock and roll record. It is nice to have some actual time off to write and just be in recording mode for an extended period of time.

Check out a clip of Greene and Osborne performing “Ball And Chain” from their short run earlier this year (via Salt City Live):

L4LM: Now that you mention it, you do always seem to have a show around the corner. Is this your first really long break from the road?

JG: Absolutely. At first it was weird. I didn’t really know what to do with myself. In the past it has been that I had songs that I wanted to work on but no time to do it. This summer I have had enough time to work on things. It was scary at first but now I really like it. And I will have a lot of new tunes to share.

L4LM: Is it ever weird introducing songs you have written all alone to the musicians who will be backing you up on them?

JG: Not really. I am not that particular, and my band is really great. Sometimes I have to re-learn these tunes myself. I think after this time off it will be great to take these tunes out to the people!

For more information on Jackie Greene and his upcoming releases and tour dates, head to his website.


BILLBOARD: Watch Jackie Greene's Wild 'Modern Lives' Video From Oscar-Nominated Animator Bill Plympton

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Jackie Greene had modest ambitions for his latest release, a two-part EP titled The Modern Lives that he recorded by himself in the basement studio of his New York apartment building. But the visual component of the project has turned into kind of a big deal.

The video for the title track, premiering below, was animated by Bill Plympton, an Academy Award nominee known for shorts such as Your Face and Guard Dog and its sequels, and for features such as The Tune, Mutant Aliens, Idiots and Angels and Revengeance.

"I've always been interested in animation," Greene -- who releases The Modern Lives, Vol. 1 on Oct. 13, with its follow-up coming later -- tells Billboard. He met Plympton years ago through mutual friends in California and learned the animator was a fan of his music. And the feeling was mutual. "I really dug a lot of his work," Greene says. "It's kind of challenging -- obviously really funny and sort of borderline on offensive sometimes, like any good work. But it also has this homemade, very lo-fi indie quality to it, and I thought that style works really well in my mind with the aesthetic of these (The Modern Lives) recordings. So we reached out to him."

Greene, in fact, plans to have videos made for each of the songs on the two EPs and is hoping Plympton will do all of them. "I just said, 'Look, you're such a great animator, you're such a great artist, you should just sit with these songs a bit and see what you can do,'" Greene recalls. "What I like about Bill's stuff is it's tangential, not super-literal; Things morph into other ideas as the animation progresses. I really like that. It felt really good with this project. So the idea is he's going to do all the videos and when we're done the whole thing will feel like a little series or maybe even a movie."

The Plympton program certainly elevates the profile for the rootsy, blues-tinged The Modern Lives project and its potential artistic impact beyond Greene's original intent. "I didn't start out that way," he says with a laugh. "It started out me recording stuff in my basement. I didn't go into the basement thinking, 'I'm making a record down here,' 'cause there's a homemade quality to it. It just kind of developed and I really liked the way it was coming out and I thought, 'Why not let that be the record?,' then turned it into a project. It's something different for our fans, but I think it came out sounding like a real record."

Greene will be joining forces with Anders Osborne for a tour this fall to support The Modern Lives EPs. He'll also be making an album with Mother Hips and has "a couple things planned for the fall and winter" -- including a likely move back to California from New York for lifestyle reasons. But he hopes to maintain the approach to writing and recording that he employed for The Modern Lives. "Call it my home Basement Tapes," Greene says. "There's a homemade quality to a lot of the stuff I do on any given album; This is just the first time I was able to do it top to bottom -- work in my own studio, play everything myself. It doesn't have to be done in a proper studio anymore; I can do whatever I want and put it out if I like it."

The Modern Lives - Vol. 1 Track List

1. "Modern Lives"
2. "Back Of My Mind"
3. "Tupelo"
4. "Good Advice"
5. "The Captain's Daughter"
6. "Alabama Queen"

RELIX: Hear Phil Lesh, Nicki Bluhm, Jackie Greene and ALO Speak and Perform at Monterey Pop Festival 50

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Jackie Greene by Shervin Lainez

July 19, 2017

Last month, Monterey International Pop Festival 50 celebrated the half-decade anniversary of the original 1967 California festival, which brought together icons like Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix and The Who, among others, for a legendary event that helped cement the spirit of the Summer of Love and served as an inspiration for today's modern festival landscape. 

Relix was on the scene at Monterey Pop 50, speaking with some of the festival's performers behind the scenes and filming the musicians rehearsing for their sets. Below, watch Phil Lesh, Nicki Bluhm, Jackie Greene and ALO share their music, along with their thoughts on the festival and the lasting impact of that original gathering.

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Blue Rose Music is pleased to announce Jackie Greene’s upcoming EP The Modern Lives Vol 1, comprised of six songs showcasing his “natural and intuitive connection with… just about any musical instrument” (San Francisco Chronicle), self-recorded and produced by Jackie Greene in Brooklyn, New York. The EP is available on October 13, 2017 via Blue Rose Music/The End Records on digital, CD and LP formats.

JamBase: Pro-Shot Full Show Video - "Back To Birth" Live at Sweetwater Music Hall

JamBase: Pro-Shot Full Show Video - "Back To Birth" Live at Sweetwater Music Hall

April 1, 2017 - "Back To Birth" - Live at Sweetwater Music Hall A six night residency came to a close last night as Jackie Greene held another concert at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, California. The finale once again featured one of Greene’s studio albums played in its entirety, with Saturday’s show offering a rendering of the 2015 full-length, Back To Birth.

JamBase: Pro Shot Full Shot Video - "Till The Light Comes" Live at Sweetwater Music Hall

JamBase: Pro Shot Full Shot Video - "Till The Light Comes" Live at Sweetwater Music Hall

March 31, 2017 - "Till The Light Comes" - Live At Sweetwater Music Hall Jackie Greene continued his residency at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, California Friday night. The penultimate performance of the six-show run once again featured one of Greene’s studio albums played in full, with Friday’s concert kicking off with the 2010 record Till The Light Comes.

JamBase: Pro-Shot Full Show Video - "Giving Up The Ghost" Live at Sweetwater Music Hall

JamBase: Pro-Shot Full Show Video - "Giving Up The Ghost" Live at Sweetwater Music Hall

Mar 31, 2017 - "Giving Up The Ghost" - Live at Sweetwater Music Hall Last night Jackie Greene resumed his six-night residency at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, California. The sold-out fourth show of the run once again featured the complete performance of one of Greene’s studio albums, with Thursday’s audience treated to the 2008 LP Giving Up The Ghost.

JamBase: Pro-Shot Video - "Sweet Somewhere Bound" - Live at Sweetwater Music Hall

March 25 - "Sweet Somewhere Bound" - Live from Sweetwater Music Hall On Saturday Jackie Greene continued a six-show residency at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, California. As reported, Friday’s first show of the Jackie Greene Band’s Spring Tour featured a complete performance of the singer-songwriter’s 2002 album Gone Wanderin’ as well as several special covers regularly played back when the record was initially released. Jackie and his band stuck to a similar script for Saturday’s show which included a complete performance of 2004’s Sweet Somewhere Bound and more songs the multi-instrumentalist liked to play in that time period.

JamBase: Pro-Shot Full Show Video: "American Myth" Live at the Sweetwater

March 26 - "American Myth" Live At Sweetwater Music Hall Marking the halfway point in his six-night residency at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, California, on Sunday singer-songwriter Jackie Greene and his band offered a complete performance of the 2006 album American Myth. The concert followed complete renditions of Greene’s 2002 album Gone Wanderin’on Friday night and 2004’s Sweet Somewhere Boundon Saturday.

JamBase: Pro-Shot Full Show Video - Mar 24th - "Gone Wanderin'" Live at the Sweetwater

Mar 24 - "Gone Wanderin'" - Live at the Sweetwater Last night Jackie Greene opened a six-show residency at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, California. The first show of the Jackie Greene Band’s Spring Tour featured a complete performance of the singer-songwriter’s 2002 album Gone Wanderin’ as well as several special covers regularly played back when the record was initially released.

LIVE FOR LIVE MUSIC: Watch The Complete “Love Rocks NYC” Concert, Featuring Derek Trucks, Gary Clark Jr., & More

Last week, an incredible lineup of musicians turned up at the Beacon Theatre for a very special benefit concert. Dubbed Love Rocks NYC, the show brought together dozens of talented artists for a musical celebration of all things love, to benefit the organization God Loves We Deliver. The non-profit group delivers meals to those who are terminally ill; it’s no surprise that so many all-star musicians came together in honor of such an important cause. The lineup featured: Joe Walsh, Mavis Staples, Jackson Browne, Warren Haynes, Michael McDonald, Cyndi Lauper, Dr. John, Gary Clark Jr., Bruce Willis, Derek Trucks, Keb’ Mo’, Aaron Neville, Lisa Fischer, Marc Cohn, Anthony Hamilton, Cece Winans, Susan Tedeschi, William Bell, Amy Helm, Blind Boys of Alabama, Jackie Greene, Sam Moore, Catherine Russell, Joan Osborne, Tash Neal, and Marcus King.

Jackie Greene Announces The Sweetwater Tour. Watch New "Gone Wanderin'" Video

Jackie Greene has today announced his full spring 2017 touring plans with the Sweetwater Spring Tour, beginning with a special six-night residency at the Sweetwater Music Hall on Friday, March 24. For the first time in his career, the first sets of each residency show will be dedicated to performing one of his albums in its entirety, starting with his first album and playing songs that have not been performed in 10+ years.

Jackie Greene Joins New Artist Collective, Blue Rose Music

San Francisco, CA: Jackie Greene and Joe Poletto, Founder of Blue Rose Music, today announced a unique business partnership agreement. Blue Rose Music is an artist collective that brings a technology start-up structure to the music business, with comprehensive, value based business development and guidance for the artist.  This unique venture will apply sophisticated brand development and marketing strategies to increase Greene’s successful touring business while providing creative support with a forward leaning approach to recording and publishing.

Jackie Greene Amongst The All-Star Line-Up of "LOVE ROCKS NYC! A Change Is Gonna Come: Celebrating Songs of Peace, Love and Hope.


Iconic fashion designer John Varvatos and NYC real estate executive and God’s Love supporter Greg Williamson are proud to present “LOVE ROCKS NYC! A Change Is Gonna Come: Celebrating Songs of Peace, Love and Hope,” thefirst-ever benefit concert for God’s Love We Deliver, at the historic Beacon Theatre in NYC on Thursday March 9. The concert will support and honor the work of the cherished New York-based not-for profit-organization, which is celebrating its 31st anniversary.

Drawing inspiration from iconic musical pioneer Sam Cooke and his legendary hit, “A Change Is Gonna Come,” the marquee event will unite new and existing supporters of God’s Love We Deliver in their mission to change the lives they serve for the better together through music – the universal language that speaks to all. It will also highlight the charity’s continued success of providing life-sustaining meals and nutrition counseling for people in the New York Metropolitan area living with severe illness.

The all-star lineup will feature a range of legendary and contemporary Grammy award winners, nominees and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees spanning rock, pop, blues and soul. The artists will include Joe Walsh, Mavis Staples, Jackson Browne, Cyndi Lauper, Warren Haynes, Michael McDonald, Gary Clark Jr., Susan Tedeschi, Aaron Neville, Derek Trucks, Dr. John, CeCe Winans, Keb’ Mo, Marc Cohn, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Sam Moore, William Bell, Lisa Fischer, Anthony Hamilton, Joan Osborne, Amy Helm, Catherine Russell, Jackie Greene, Marcus King, Tash Neal and more!

The stellar house band will include musical director Will Lee (The CBS Orchestra), Paul Shaffer (The CBS Orchestra), Steve Gadd (James Taylor, Eric Clapton), Shawn Pelton (Saturday Night Live), Eric Krasno (Soulive, Phil Lesh & Friends), Larry Campbell (Levon Helm, Bob Dylan) and Jeff Young (Jackson Browne).

Tickets sales will go live on Ticketmaster at 12noonET on January 28, 2017 through Ticketmaster Charge By Phone (1-866-858-0008), and all Ticketmaster Outlets. All proceeds of the concert will directly benefit God’s Love We Deliver.

Jackie Greene To Appear At Los Muertos Con Queso, January 25-28, 2017

Jackie Greene joins the Los Muertos Con Queso lineup, Jan 25-28, Riviera Maya, Mexicon
Jackie Greene joins the Los Muertos Con Queso lineup, Jan 25-28, Riviera Maya, Mexicon

We are thrilled to join the lineup for Los Muertos con Queso on the beach in Mexico in January! This once-in-a-lifetime concert vacation will feature six full sets of Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir playing classic Grateful Dead tunes on the beach with their friends Dave Schools, Jeff Chimenti and Tom Hamilton.

Los Muertos Con Queso, Jan 25-28, 2017, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Los Muertos Con Queso, Jan 25-28, 2017, Riviera Maya, Mexico

The String Cheese Incident will also play six sets, including a very special daytime set on the beach, with additional performances from The Chris Robinson Brotherhood and other special guests and unique collaborations still to be announced. Join CID Presents in Riviera Maya, Mexico, 

January 25 - 28, 2017

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RELIX: Jackie Greene's Grateful Dead Appreciation Night


Jackie Greene

Grateful Dead Appreciation Night

Brooklyn Bowl: 10.26.2016

Closing out a two-night stand at Brooklyn Bowl, Jackie Greene’s “Grateful Dead Appreciation Night” was a high-energy celebration of familiar tunes that just get better with age. Sprinkled among standards such as “Bertha,” “He’s Gone” and “Scarlet Begonias” were some Jackie originals — “Now I Can See for Miles” and “A Moment of Temporary Color” — as well as fresh takes on the Dead’s trademark segues that blend incongruous songs into seamless wholes.

Kicking off the second set with the wah-wah of “Shakedown Street,” Jackie and the band — Nathan Dale on guitar, Jon Cornell on bass, Jason Crosby on keyboards and Fitz Harris on drums — slipped imperceptibly into Pink Floyd’s “Just Another Brick in the Wall.” By the time the crowd realized what was happening, everyone was instinctively chanting the chorus and rocking in double-time. “Dark Star,” the song the Dead made famous by rarely playing, worked its way into two separate jams. There was “China Cat Sunflower” into “I Know You Rider” to close the second set, and encores of “Jack Straw” and the Beatles’ “Don’t Let Me Down” to send fans home.

We're told Jackie Greene now lives in Brooklyn, so presumably he didn’t have far to go. He appeared at Brooklyn Bowl last month, sitting in with the Terrapin Family Band, so we can only hope we’ll be seeing lots more of him in his new home town.


 Review and Photos by Lou Montesano