JACKIE GREENE KICKS OFF “FOREVER, I’M A GONNA WANDER” TOUR
RECORD STORE DAY EXCLUSIVE FEATURES TWO SONGS FROM YEP ROC RECORDS DEBUT BACK TO BIRTH OUT AUGUST 25, 2015
SAWYER SESSIONS FOR “LIGHT UP YOUR WINDOW” PREMIERES AT THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
YEP ROC RECORDS SXSW SHOWCASE THURSDAY, MARCH 19 AT THE CONTINENTAL CLUB
“Jackie Greene could be the prince of Americana.” – The New York Times
On March 6, roots rocker Jackie Greene kicks off the first leg of his “Forever, I’m A Gonna Wander” tour at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, CA. Performing select songs from his Yep Roc Records debut, Back To Birth, out August 25, the 12-city run culminates with two performances at SXSW in Austin, TX, and a six-night residency at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA. Full list of dates attached. The tour will continue throughout 2015, with additional dates to be announced.
Featuring two songs from the forthcoming new album, an exclusive 7-inch, Light Up Your Window, will be available April 18 as a Record Store Day limited edition. A live performance of the track is the third installment of the year for Yep Roc Music Group’s Sawyer Sessions and premiered today. Check it out here.
“Light Up Your Window” was a song that I started writing on the road,” says Greene. “I was listening to old country stuff at the time and wrote it as a two-step country song, but it quickly morphed into the funky album version once we got in the studio.”
Of the new album he told Rolling Stone, “There are a lot of serious, emotionally-charged songs, and quite a few ballads,” Greene says. “So my goal is to keep the arrangements simple and present the songs in a very honest way. I want to avoid any trickery. That’s what I call it when a record sounds a little too fancy.”
Since beginning his career working the bar and open mic circuit in and around his hometown of Sacramento, Greene has recorded seven albums and two EPs, released a DVD, and published a book of lyrics.
In addition to his solo career, Greene is a member of Trigger Hippy, fronted by both he and Joan Osborne, and includes Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman. Greene often sings and plays guitar in Phil Lesh & Friends, and in 2013 played lead guitar with the Black Crowes on their 2013 World Tour.
JACKIE GREENE TOUR DATES
March 6 – The Center for the Arts – Grass Valley, CA
March 7 – The Center for the Arts – Grass Valley, CA
March 8 – Humboldt Brews – Arcata, CA
March 10 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
March 11 – SLO Brewing Company – San Luis Obispo, CA
March 13 – Saint Rocke – Hermosa Beach, CA
March 14 – North Park Observatory – San Diego, CA
March 15 – Skylight – Santa Fe, NM
March 17 – Gas Monkey Bar n’ Grill – Dallas, TX
March 19 – Continental Club / Yep Roc SXSW Showcase – Austin, TX
March 20 – Lucy’s Fried Chicken / SXSW – Austin, TX
April 9, 10, 11 – Acoustic Duo / Sweetwater Music Hall – Mill Valley, CA
April 12 – Full Band Acoustic / Sweetwater Music Hall – Mill Valley, CA
April 14, 15 – Full Band Electric / Sweetwater Music Hall – Mill Valley, CA
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