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.
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.
The pairing of Greene with the Denver venue whose infamous for its fascinating history are an ideal matchup. Ophelia’s is eclectic, it’s interesting, it’s got something for everyone, and the same can be said about Greene, as he brings his music to Denver for two nights that will be as distinguished as they are authentic.
Today we’re debuting the new video for “Tupelo,” from Jackie Greene’s 2017 EP The Modern Lives Vol. 1. It’s also the lead track from his new Live From Town Hall album. The video features the animation of Bill Plympton, long known for his work on MTV’s Liquid Television, Kane West’s “Heard ‘em Say” video, and his own Oscar-nominated short, Your Face.
“Tupelo” is a bluesy, ambling Americana tune with lots of soul. It starts simply with a bass and drums before adding piano, banjo, and Greene’s friendly vocals. This tale of regret about being drawn in by the siren song of Tupelo’s seedy side even strolls into spiritual territory (on the live version), venturing through “Wade in the Water” towards the end. Give it a listen and check out more information about Jackie and The Modern Lives Vol. 1 after the video. RIYL: Justin Townes Earle, The Band, The Black Crowes’ gentler moments.
From Jackie: "It was such a joy to work on this project with Bill. He’s a crazy genius and I love crazy geniuses. This is a song that I originally wrote as a piano song, but it morphed into a banjo song. How it got there is a tale for another time. For now, enjoy the video!"
Jackie Greene - The Modern Lives Vol. 1
Hailed as "the Prince of Americana" by the New York Times, Jackie Greene has emerged as one of his generation’s most compelling songwriters and guitarists, the kind of rare and supremely versatile artist who blends virtuosity and emotional depth in equal measure. Greene’s latest release, 'The Modern Lives – Vol 1,' finds him relocated from the Bay Area to a Brooklyn basement, where he recorded every single instrument himself in addition to serving as his own engineer and producer. Gritty and rollicking, the songs are as exuberant as they are incisive, drawing inspiration from some of the great social paradoxes of our time: that the technology designed to simplify our lives can actually complicate them in ways we'd never imagined, that the most crowded cities can actually be the loneliest places to live, that the networks meant to connect us to can actually leave us feeling more isolated than ever before.
Greene's been chasing a sense of authentic human connection through art ever since his teenage years, when he began self-recording and releasing his own music in central California. After a critically acclaimed independent debut, he signed his first record deal and embarked on a lifetime of recording and touring that would see him supporting the likes of BB King, Mark Knopfler, Susan Tedeschi, and Taj Mahal, in addition to gracing festival stages from Bonnaroo to Outside Lands. The New York Times praised his "spiritual balladry," Bob Weir anointed him the "cowboy poet" of Americana and blues, and the San Francisco Chronicle raved that he has "a natural and intuitive connection with… just about any musical instrument."
While Greene's songwriting chops were more than enough to place him in a league of his own (NPR's World Café raved that his "sound seems at once achingly intimate, surprisingly energetic and unburdened by adherence to genre"), Greene also emerged as a singular singer and guitarist, prompting Rolling Stone to praise his "honeyed tenor" and name him among "the most notable guitarists from the next generation of six-string legends." Between studio albums and his own tours, Greene took up prestigious gigs playing with Phil Lesh & Friends, The Black Crowes, Levon Helm, and Trigger Hippy, his supergroup with Joan Osborne.
Last fall, singer-songwriter Jackie Greene played a handful of concerts in support of his The Modern Lives – Vol 2 EP. JamBase is pleased to premiere pro-shot video of a song from Greene’s October 5, 2018 performance in New York City with The Modern Lives Band and announce a few June dates for Jackie and the band.
Almost 25 years after she took the nation by storm with her album, “Relish,” early 2019 finds seven-time Grammy nominee Joan Osborne touring the country performing “Songs of Bob Dylan.” And for one night only in Sacramento her show featured Jackie Green, her former Trigger Hippy partner, fellow Phil Lesh & Friends alumni, and Sacramento-area native.
Singer-songwriter Jackie Greene confirmed a series of May tour dates. Greene will play three City Winery outposts and more between May 10 – 19.
Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Jackie Greene has announced his 100% Greene spring tour. Jackie will open up the brief run with a two-night stand at Denver, CO’s Ophelia’s on May 10th and 11th followed by stops at various City Winery locations including Washington, D.C. on May 16th, New York City on May 17th, and Boston on May 19th.
Last year Jackie Greene released the six-song EP The Modern Lives Vol. 2 via Blue Rose Music. The San Francisco-based musician has now shared the video for “Fragile And Wanting.”
Guitarist and singer-songwriter Jackie Greene release his latest album, The Modern Lives Vol. 2, this past fall, and today we premiere the video for one of the tracks from that effort, “Fragile and Wanting.”
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Gov’t Mule has announced special guests for their upcoming New Year’s Eve blowout show at New York City’s Beacon Theatre.