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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 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.

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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), www.ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster Outlets. All proceeds of the concert will directly benefit God’s Love We Deliver.

RELIX: Jackie Greene's Grateful Dead Appreciation Night

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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.

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 Review and Photos by Lou Montesano

RELIX Video Premiere: Jackie Greene Band - 9/21/2016 - Salt Lake City - The State Room

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Jackie Greene will release a full length concert video to celebrate the start of his fall tour slate, which kicks off October 21 in Syracuse, NY. Shot on September 21 at the State Room in Salt Lake City, UT, the show, which Relix premieres today, includes takes on Grateful Dead favorites like "China Cat Sunflower" and "I Know You Rider" as well as a take on Traffic's "Medicated Goo" to go along with a host of JGB material.

[embed]https://youtu.be/B5TZLZMkh4U[/embed] Touring behind the release of their record Back to Birth, Jackie Greene Band's fall tour will take them from coast to coast as the guitarist teams with Nathan Dale, Fitz Harris and Jon Cornell for a run that stretches to the New Year where the band will ring in 2017 with a slot at the Crest Theater in Sacramento, CA.

TOUR DATES:  Find Greene on tour across the country.

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Q + A with Jackie Greene

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Jackie Greene’s rock and roll résumé is no short list. He was a temporary guitarist of the Black Crowes, a later addition to Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh projects, and fronted  Tigger Hippy with Joan Osborne. Greene and his crew played a set of songs sampling from his latest record to covers dear to him at the Hi-Fi this past Thursday. PATTERN chatted with Greene about his ventures growing up in the blues to performing with some of the biggest rock legends before he went on stage.

Aubrey Smith: You decided that you wanted to be a musician in your early teenage years. What made you stand apart from the hundreds of thousands of other young hopefuls that you can attribute your success to?

Jackie Greene: That is a good question. I don’t know that I can answer that honestly or objectively because it’s me. I would like to think that people might have seen some sort of authenticity that maybe others were lacking in their acts, at least in Sacramento where I started playing. In my mind I kind of attribute it to a lot of hard work and playing all the time. There’s a saying that you shouldn’t oversaturate your market. I think that might be true in some cases. But in my case, I ended up playing every night of the week when I was 21. I actually met Joe (our crew member) at the Torch Club, which is this tiny place like the one we are playing tonight. I played acoustic everything Tuesday and Thursday nights 4 to 7 during happy hour. I might have made 40 bucks or something like that. Then I would go to another club called the Blue Lamp, which used to be a strip club, and would play with a band there. So I would be playing three or four nights a week, five or six hours a night. You know what I mean? At some point it caught on. I distinctly remember the first time we had a line around the block of the club. It was so exciting. So the idea that there are the music business know-it-alls with these attitudes and opinions saying you shouldn’t over-saturate your market may be true in some cases. But if you’re just starting out, I would say oversaturate your market, especially if it’s a small market. There’s no shame for learning your craft and working on your act. So that whole ten thousand hours thing is very real for this job.

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AS: Compare your current influences with those you had when you were a teenager?

JG: Well some of them are very much the same. I think a lot of us are influenced by things at a time in our life when we’re very vulnerable or very receptive to it. I’m definitely more of a Dead Head now, love the Grateful Dead. Growing up, I wasn’t really hip to the Grateful Dead. I was more into Bob Dylan and Tom Waits. When I got into high school, I was into old blues, folk, and rock and roll music. And a lot of the Grateful Dead music is rooted in that place. So it makes a lot of sense; I just didn’t put those pieces together until I met Phil Lesh and started playing with Phil and Bob (Weir) and I knew the songs in a different form somehow. I get it. I can see the origin of this music.

AS: It was a smooth transition.

JG: It was a very smooth transition. So my sense of performance and how the music can be done has opened up in the recent years. I’ve kept a lot of those original influences with me. I think there are two kinds of people: there’s people who like music and people who say they like music. And if you really like music, then you’re not bound to some sort of a genre. You just like good music. If you like George Jones, you can also like Snoop Dogg, you know? You don’t have to just like country music. So that’s the way I view music. You either like music or you think you like music.

AS: In 2011, you said you may never release another record, but here we are today five years later.

JG: I said that?!

AS: Yeah!

JG: Oh wow I don’t remember saying that.

AS: So what changed?

JG: I feel like a politician now. Hah. Well quite frankly it was time to make another record. I think no matter what I say in regards to making records, I’ll probably always make another record. I might not always put it out. That’s another discussion. I think at the time when I said that I might have felt upset or overwhelmed for some reason. It was just time to do it. You just have a bunch of songs brewing and you have to get them out. At the end of the day, it’s how I make a living. No matter where I’ve lived in the past decade, I always end up at the studio. I always tell myself it’s too much work. It’s a money pit. Because it really is. I live in Brooklyn now, and inevitably I hate a studio.

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AS: Can you share one of your most notable memories you’ve had with Lesh?

JG: Some of the fondest memories are actually the little things. We just did a pair of gigs in Coney Island. It was very different; we had a horn section for Phil and Friends. Looking over and seeing this “Phil smile” that kind of creeps up on his face when he likes something. I look over at him, and he’s having a good time. He’s a 75-year-old man, and that dude is still up here rocking. I have great respect for that. I can tell that he’s jazzed about something. On a personal level, he’s such a beautiful guy. Such a generous guy. I remember when the iPhone first came out. He was like, “Jackie have you heard of this new thing called the iPhone?” I was like, “No what is it?” He said, “Let me get you one.” So he got me an iPhone. Hah. Such a generous human being. Bob is the same way. Their personalities are quite different but their spirits are the same.

AS: Did you find the Dead Heads or your unfamiliarity with the Grateful Dead’s music intimidating or did it push you even harder to excel as their newest addition?

JG: Well at first it was incredibly intimidating because when I went into it, I was 26-years-old. I had heard all these stories like “don’t read the message boards. It will tear you apart.” These people can be horrible to you, and I was terrified about it. People would tell me not to set my drink down so I wouldn’t get dosed! It doesn’t happen, but people will say that it will. It was so scary. I distinctly remember one the first gigs we had was at the Berkeley Greek Theater, and I was freaking out. I was smoking cigarettes at the time. Phil gave me a couple of unopened packs of Jerry Garcia’s cigarettes from his old road case where he kept a bunch of personals for good luck. It was this thing where we would touch it to each other’s head before we went out. He took the time to chill me out. It calmed me down and I did my best. And again, maybe it’s that authenticity that people latch on to. I was genuinely moved by these songs, and I was genuinely doing them for the first time. The first time I sang Sugaree was at this huge venue. Phil told me he would like me to sing it, and I had never heard that song in my life. He said I will be fine. So I was like great. And he was right. It’s on the job training really. I think that’s about as fresh as you can possibly get. He’s pretty wise in that regard. He knows his way around the stage.

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AS: You claim you’re not the type of musician that can fake it. What was does transparency mean to you?

JG: If you know me well enough, you’ll know it if I’m not having a good time on stage. In song writing, I have a hard time singing things that I’ve written that I don’t necessarily believe or at least feel on some sort of level. It doesn’t mean it’s not autobiographical or a true story. It just means there’s a truth embedded somewhere in the lyric that I believe. If that is true, then I am fully capable of singing the song and doing it justice. Which is why we choose our covers very carefully. I have a hard time singing something that I’m lukewarm about. I know people that can, and they’re great at it. They’re really great at singing a song that they couldn’t care less about. But I’m not. I’ve done it before, but it’s just uncomfortable. I feel like I’m full of sh*t, and I don’t like to feel that way.

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AS: You seem to be very passionate about the underlying message of a song as opposed to “fancy” guitar tricks or solos, and I think that’s reflected in the production of your latest project. Is the idea of not overthinking it something you live by?

JG: There’s definitely a trap you can fall into now, particularly nowadays, where the recording process can be so swift and quite frankly cheap. I think you can easily fall into the trap of overcooking a song or production. Because you can try just about anything. One of the things that has always fascinated me is how they got records to sound so perfect in their imperfections. But also perfect in such a limited power to work with. I just think that translates to pure ingenuity and talent. Some painters can make any color just out of the primary colors. And some painters need to have every hue of every color on their palette. I tend to be the kind of painter that only needs the three colors. When I hear music that is made from nothing, it’s what gets me off. That’s the element of truth: there’s not a lot of trickery to it. If I fall into that trap, I don’t see myself getting out of it. There’s a song where I keep adding more and it doesn’t necessarily make it better. Picasso famously said that a painting is never finished. Meaning you should just leave it the f*ck alone.

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Some painters can make any color just out of the primary colors. And some painters need to have every hue of every color on their palette. I tend to be the kind of painter that only needs the three colors."

All photos taken by Jeremiah Nickerson of Nusun Pictures.

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Jackie Greene is a rock star (Boulder Weekly)

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A self-described blue-collar rock star,

but a rock star nonetheless

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Sarah Haas

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September 22, 2016

It’s easy to picture the life of a hard working musician — playing late into the night, touring long cross-country miles on a bus, lugging equipment from town to town. But when Jackie Greene mentions work, that’s not the kind he’s talking about.

“As an artist, I am supposed to be vulnerable,” he says. “It’s my job.”

Music may be Greene’s art and his language, but it’s also his livelihood. Some say it’s the kind of job you’re born to do and yeah, talent is important, but to watch Greene play is to watch 35 years of life exploration pour out, each time better than the last.

His approach to music is susceptible and open, with the kind of wisdom that knows beauty happens when you are just as impressionable as you are creative.

Back to Birth, his latest album from 2015, is his most personal yet. The album is full of the honest truths of his day-to-day and, just like good folk music, it feels like sitting with a good friend while he tells stories about love, loss and the hard road of life.

Greene’s vulnerability is evident in his voice, in his expressions, in the way his hands strum the guitar, strike the piano or orchestrate the other musicians on the stage — it’s as if the music relies on Greene’s rhythm for its own.

Since his early 20s, Greene has played with Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Neal Casal, Gov’t Mule, BB King, Tim Bluhm and the Black Crowes, to name a few. In sharing the stage, Greene’s art and life is reminiscent of the so-called gurus in his artistic lineage. He’s been able to assimilate their knowledge of music, allowing it to leave a mark on him in the process.

Perhaps more notable than any stylistic similarities are those that lie beneath. The various artists in Greene’s musical lineage have each maintained an enduring humility, rarely succumbing to the vanity of their stardom. Instead, their popularity only seemed to fuel and inspire their love of live music.

Greene is likewise emerging as a master of live performance and comes at it with a sincere curiosity explored through an emphasis on the present.

“As an art form, [live] music is funny because you play it and then it is gone,” Greene says. “Not like a painting — you paint a painting and it is there and it is the same when someone else looks at it, but music is weird, it goes away. It is fleeting, you know? Where does it go once you play it?”

On the stage, familiar songs take on new life, each time telling their story a little differently, keeping a slightly different rhythm, staying true to their origins and reinventing themselves at the same time.

Similarly, Greene is a bridge between history and future, constantly bringing his music to the next generation without forsaking the traditions of the past. And, over the past 10 years Greene has progressed from the young talent in fine company to the leader of the pack — a powerful and humbling transformation to watch. 

It’s powerful because he stepped into the role of conductor, orchestrating the notes as they are played and elevating everyone in the process.

It’s humbling because Greene seems to lead as if from behind, making everyone else shine more brightly, forsaking his own spotlight for the proverbial love of the game.

The result is ever-evolving music, each performance adding to the last.

“Let’s say you go see a concert and you hear your favorite song — that becomes the definitive version, that time you saw it,” Greene says. “It could be different every time, sometimes it is a lot different, sometimes not so much. Every time I go on stage it is a chance to make it a new, definitive version of every song we play.”

Greene feels a sense of relief in shedding constancy and embracing change — a messy style that fits Greene well, but is ill-suited for anyone who wants to take the blue collar out of being a rock star.

“I think there is a lot more power in just creating day-to-day art and music and whether or not you are commercially successful kind of doesn’t really matter,” Greene says. “For me being successful is more a matter of the art that you are able to create in your lifetime and what you are able to put out, music wise, in the world. A successful life for me includes all of those things: It includes music, it includes a family, it includes some sort of stability financially, it includes — you know I hate to say it — but sort of the normal things in life.”

Lately, he’s used this artistic mentality to explore other media — from photography to painting and linoleum block prints — where Greene is getting the chance to see his otherwise immaterial process take on a physical form.

“Basically I make huge messes,” Greene says. “I have paint everywhere. If this were the music studio, there would be cords and tables and shit lying around, but it’s paint and it’s everywhere. There is paint on the floor, for God’s sake.”

No matter what art form, creating is a fundamental part of living for Greene. The end product is often unrecognizable from its origins, but Greene says that’s more than OK — that’s how it should be.

“That’s part of the fun of the whole thing,” he says. “You don’t really know what’s coming.”

Jackie Greene Announces Fall Tour including first headlining show at The Warfield, Nov 26th

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Jackie Greene Band performs The Warfield, San Francisco, Nov 26, 2016
Jackie Greene Band performs The Warfield, San Francisco, Nov 26, 2016

Jackie Greene kicks off his 2nd year of touring behind his latest album, Back To Birth, with the announcement of his first headlining show at The Warfield theater in San Francisco. Kicking off in September, the latest leg of Greene’s tour will continue through the end of the year with shows from coast to coast and north to south. The tour dates include Greene’s first headlining show at San Francisco’s Warfield Theater for his annual Thanksgiving Weekend show. Coinciding with Greene’s birthday, the annual celebration always includes some surprise guests including, in past years, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Tim & Nicki Bluhm, Mark Karan, Jason Crosby, Jeff Chimenti, John Molo, and many more! Other highlights include two nights at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl including a Grateful Dead Appreciation Night, and a return to Sacramento’s Crest Theater on New Year’s Eve with special guests, The Mother Hips.  A complete list of confirmed tour dates are listed below.

Joining The Jackie Greene Band as support on selected dates are The Cordovas and Johnny Irion. The Jackie Greene Band includes longtime member Nathan Dale (Guitars, Vocals), Fitz Harris (Drums, Vocals) and Jon Cornell (Bass).  In addition to lead vocals and guitars, Greene plays piano and the B3.

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SEPTEMBER

10 - Stateside Amphitheatre at Jay Peak (with Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers) - Jay Peak, VT

12 – City Winery – New York - SOLO (with John Hammond Jr)

14 & 15 - Phil Lesh & Friends - The Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk - Brooklyn, NY

18 - Castoro Cellars Beaverstock Festival - Templeton, CA

21 - The State Room - Salt Lake City, UT

23 - Mishawaka Amphitheater - Bellvue, CO

24 - Fox Theater - Boulder, CO (w/The Cordovas)

27 - Slowdown - Omaha, NE (w/The Cordovas)

28 - Redstone Room at RME - Davenport, IA (w/The Cordovas)

29 – The Hi-Fi - Indianapolis, IN (w/The Cordovas)

OCTOBER

1 - Roots n' Blues n' BBQ - Columbia, MO

20 – The Cutting Room – NYC – A Tribute to the American Troubadour with John Oates, Nicki Bluhm, Jason Crosby, David Luning and others

21 - Westcott Theatre - Syracuse, NY (w/ Johnny Irion)

22 - Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA (w/ Johnny Irion)

25 – Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY (w/ Johnny Irion)

26 - Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY (Grateful Dead Appreciation Night!) (w/ Johnny Irion)

29 - The Stone Pony - Asbury Park, NJ (w/ Johnny Irion)

NOVEMBER

1 – The Southern – Charlottesville, VA (w/The Cordovas)

2 – Bijou Theater – Knoxville, TN (w/ Jill Andrews)

4 - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA (w/The Cordovas)

5 - The Grey Eagle - Asheville, NC (w/The Cordovas)

6 - 3rd & Lindsley – Nashville, TN (w/The Cordovas)

9 – The Parish/House of Blues -  New Orleans, LA (w/The Cordovas)

10 – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX (w/The Cordovas)

11 – Scoot Inn – Austin, TX (w/The Cordovas)

12 – Live Oak – Fort Worth, TX (w/The Cordovas)

26 – The Warfield – San Francisco, CA

DECEMBER 9 – Belly Up – Solana Beach, CA (W/THE CORDOVAS)

10 – Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA (W/THE CORDOVAS)

11 – Coach House – San Juan Capistrano, CA (W/THE CORDOVAS)

31 – New Year’s Eve – Crest Theater – Sacramento, CA (w/ The Mother Hips)

JamBase: Jackie Greene Welcomes Danny Louis & Jim Weider At Levon Helm Studios

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Read On JamBase, July 24, 2016, By Andy Kahn Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, New York hosted a concert by Jackie Greene Saturday night. Joining the singer-songwriter and his band for portions of the show were keyboardist Danny Louis of Gov’t Mule and guitarist Jim Weider of The Band.

The second set began with Weider sitting-in on “Shaken” and “So Hard To Find My Way.” After a take on “Hallelujah,” Weider returned along with Louis for renditions of The Band classic “Ophelia” as well as “Tell Me Mama, Tell Me Right.” Weider then exited and Louis stuck around for takes on the Grateful Dead’s “Jack Straw” and The Beatles “Don’t Let Me Down.”

Video footage from last night at Levon’s was captured by Sean Roche, view highlights below.

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Setlist (via Jackie Greene)

Set One: I Don’t Live In A Dream, I’m So Gone, Silver Lining, The King Is Dead, Back To The Bottom, Light Up Your Window, Gone Wanderin’, Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain

Set Two: Shaken*, So Hard To Find My Way*, Hallelujah, Ophelia**, Tell Me Mama Tell Me Right**, Jack Straw*** > Don’t Let Me Down***

Notes

  • * with Jim Weider on guitar
  • ** with Jim Weider on guitar & Danny Louis on keyboards
  • *** with Danny Louis on keyboards

Jackie Greene's Back To Birth Tour Continues Through 2016

JACKIE GREENE’S BACK TO BIRTH TOUR CONTINUES IN TO ITS SECOND YEAR WITH NEW DATES ADDED THROUGH NOVEMBER.

DIGITAL-ONLY DELUXE EDITION OF BACK TO BIRTH AVAILABLE NOW INCLUDES

FOUR PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS

 “These days, Jackie Greene is out and about, in a town near you, with a lovely, lyrical new record of songs from the heart.” –No Depression
 “Back To Birth…is an apt display of Greene’s vibrant songwriting and deft skills on multiple instruments.” –Paste
“Rock ‘n’ roll rings out in the Roots on Back To Birth…” – The Alternate Root

Acclaimed singer/songwriter/guitarist/musician Jackie Greene has released a deluxe edition of his newest album, Back To Birth, and with the announcement of new dates today his album release tour now extends in to its second year. Available as a digital only release the expanded version of the album features four new tracks including the first studio recording of fan favorite “One Bad Love,” which was originally released in 2012 as a music video: “One Bad Love” Video

Back To Birth is Greene’s first album in five years and he has been on tour non-stop for over a year to support its original release in August 2015. The tour will continue through the end of the year with shows from coast to coast and north to south with runs through Northern California, Colorado, Midwest, the Northeast and South including stops in cities that he rarely performs in. A complete list of confirmed dates are listed below and there are still more to be announced.

Earning his reputation as a musician’s musician, Greene stayed quite busy during the period between his previous album, Til The Light Comes (2010), and Back To Birth. Greene performed frequently as a member of Phil Lesh & Friends, mounted a tour with the trio WRG, consisting of Bob Weir, Black Crowes’ front man Chris Robinson, and himself.  In 2013, he became a member of The Black Crowes playing lead guitar for their Lay Down With Number 13 world tour, their last before disbanding in 2015.  Following the Crowe’s tour, he joined Trigger Hippy with Joan Osborne and Crowe’s drummer Steve Gorman and recorded and released the band’s debut album followed by an extensive tour.

Produced by Los Lobos member Steve Berlin, Back To Birth was recorded at Portland’s Supernatural Sound. The deluxe edition includes 15 songs and finds Greene stretching out on a number of instruments including guitar, piano, organ and drums. “A lot of these songs are looking at the notion of a cyclical existence, and the sense that life goes in a circle,” Greene observes. “I want the songs to come from a place that’s meaningful to me, but I also want to keep them as simple and direct as I can. I look at old blues songs, or Hank Williams songs, and they’re so simple and direct but they convey some pretty deep ideas.”

The Jackie Greene Band includes longtime associate Nathan Dale (Guitars, Vocals), Fitz Harris (Drums, Vocals) and Jon Cornell (Bass).  In addition to lead vocals and guitars, Greene plays piano and the B3.

JACKIE GREENE TOUR DATES

Ticket Link  

http://www.bandsintown.com/JackieGreene

 JULY

17 - Phil Lesh & Friends - Terrapin Crossroads - San Rafael, CA

21 - Infinity Hall - Norfolk, CT

22 - The Warehouse at Fairfield Theatre Company - Fairfield, CT

23 - Levon Helm's Studio - Woodstock, NY

24 - AMP at Strathmore - North Bethesda, MD

 AUGUST

5 - The Grove at Red Lion Hotel - Sacramento, CA

6 - Petaluma Music Festival - Petaluma, CA

7 - Fulton 55 - Fresno, CA

11 - Bret Harte Hall - Felton, CA

12 - Sierra Nevada Big Room - Chico, CA (On Sale July 10th)

17 - Can't Stop The Train - Tribute to Jerry Garcia - The Fillmore, San Francisco,   CA - Benefiting The Rex Foundation and The Jake Peavy Foundation

SEPTEMBER

10 - Stateside Amphitheatre at Jay Peak (with Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers) - Jay Peak, VT

14 & 15 - Phil Lesh & Friends - The Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk - Brooklyn, NY

18 - Castoro Cellars Beaverstock Festival - Templeton, CA

21 - The State Room - Salt Lake City, UT

23 - Mishawaka Amphitheater - Bellvue, CO

24 - Fox Theater - Boulder, CO

27 - Slowdown - Omaha, NE

28 - Redstone Room - Davenport, IA

29 - Hi-Fi - Indianapolis, IN

OCTOBER

1 - Roots n' Blues n' BBQ - Columbia, MO

21 - Westcott Theatre - Syracuse, NY

22 - Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA

25 & 26 - Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY

29 - The Stone Pony - Asbury Park, NJ

NOVEMBER

4 - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA

5 - The Grey Eagle - Asheville, NC

6 - 3rd & Lindsley - Nashville, TN

Back To Birth (Deluxe Edition) - Available on iTunes

Track Listing:

  1. Silver Lining
  2. Now I Can See For Miles
  3. A Face Among The Crowd
  4. Light Up Your Window
  5. Trust Somebody
  6. Motorhome
  7. Hallelujah
  8. The King is Dead
  9. Where The Downhearted Go
  10. You Can’t Have Bad Luck All The Time
  11. Back To Birth
  12. Really Gone (bonus track)
  13. One Bad Love (bonus track)
  14. Jealous Man (bonus track)
  15. Little Bird (bonus track)

 

Keller Williams Releases "Bluhm" to Raise Money for Tim Bluhm

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From JamBase,  June 28, 2016 Keller Williams has announced the release of a new EP, Bluhm, which will raise money for the medical expenses of his friend Tim Bluhm, who was badly injured in a paragliding accident last year. The album contains five covers of Bluhm’s songs.

Keller Williams "Bluhm" featuring Jackie Greene, Reed Mathis, Jason Crosby and Jenny Keel. 100 percent of the net proceeds will benefit the Tim Bluhm Medical Fund.
Keller Williams "Bluhm" featuring Jackie Greene, Reed Mathis, Jason Crosby and Jenny Keel. 100 percent of the net proceeds will benefit the Tim Bluhm Medical Fund.

In a note announcing the release, Williams lauded Bluhm’s music, writing, “Tim Bluhm, to me, is the epitome of a west coast songwriter. His solo records, and those with The Mother Hips, just reek of California. As a Virginian, I always would dream of the promised land of Pacific time. Tim’s songs have always conjured images of that beautiful section of the country and have fed my longing to be there.”

Williams goes on to note that the EP includes help from Jackie Greene, Reed Mathis, Jason Crosby and Larry and Jenny Keel. “Like most covers I play, I take great liberties with this music,” Williams writes. “Due to my love for these songs, this project was incredibly easy and came together in just a few weeks. Please enjoy while we help to get Tim stompin’ again.”

Bluhm can be purchased here. 100 percent of the net proceeds will benefit the Tim Bluhm Medical Fund.

Impressive Phil Lesh & Friends Lineup To Play Two Nights At New Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk

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LINK TO JAMBASE Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh is bringing a new version of his Phil Lesh & Friends ensemble to the brand new The Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn September 14 and 15. Phil will be joined by guitarists Jackie Greene and Eric Krasno, drummer Alan Evans, keyboardist Neal Evans, multi-instrumentalists Karl Denson and Jason Crosby along with The Shady Horns for the Coney Island performances.

Phil’s lineup for the September shows isn’t far off from the version of Phil Lesh & Friends that opened Terrapin Crossroads’ The Backyard outdoor space last month including all three members of Soulive. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, May 13 at 12 p.m. ET via Ticketmaster.

JAMBASE: Phil Lesh Teams With Soulive, Jackie Greene, Jason Crosby & Horns At Terrapin Crossroads

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LINK TO ARTICLE ON JAMBASE. Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads venue in San Rafael, California presented the grand opening of its new Backyard outdoor space. A version of Phil Lesh & Friends featuring all three members of Soulive, keyboardist Jason Crosby, guitarist Jackie Greene and The Terrapin Horns headlined the concert with two sets and a lengthy encore.

The action started with a Cosmic Twang set that was heavy on Merle Haggard tunes and also included a take on “Ramble On Rose.” Soulive then treated the capacity crowd to a performance that mixed originals and covers such as Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Lenny” and Jimi Hendrix’s “Third Stone From The Sun.”

https://youtu.be/x2P25ogG5cQ

Phil Lesh, Jason Crosby, Jackie Greene, guitarist Eric Krasno, keyboardist Neal Evans, drummer Alan Evans and a three-piece horn section opened their first set with a “Playing In The Band” sung by Jackie. Greene handled most of the lead vocals for the Phil & Friends’ sets. Songs performed in the opening stanza included the Beatles’ “Revolution,” The Rolling Stones’ “Get Off My Cloud” and takes on “Good Lovin’,” “New Minglewood Blues,” “Sugaree” and “Dancing In The Street.”

https://youtu.be/pIVIhUpy8mU

The ensemble focused more on Grateful Dead tunes such as “Shakedown Street,” “West L.A. Fadeaway,” “Viola Lee Blues,” “The Other One” and “Franklin’s Tower” in the second set. Greene also led the group through The Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” while Phil & Friends worked an instrumental version of “Eleanor Rigby” into the set as well. The evening’s extended encore started with “Deal” > “Turn On Your Lovelight” and ended with covers of “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” and “Not Fade Away.”

Setlist (via Philzone.org)

Set One: Playing In The Band, Good Lovin’, New Minglewood Blues, Get Off My Cloud, Sugaree, Revolution, Dancing In The Streets

Set Two: Shakedown Street > West L.A. Fadeaway, Satisfaction, Viola Lee Blues, Alligator > Jackie Rap > Eleanor Rigby > The Other One > Franklin’s Tower

Encore: Deal > Turn On Your Lovelight, Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues, Not Fade Away

https://youtu.be/y428V9NMqNg