FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (June 30, 2017) - 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.
Hailed as the Prince of Americana; by The New York Times, Greene has always had a knack for capturing the human experience in all its messy, emotional complexity. On his new EP, he draws inspiration from some of the great social paradoxes of our 21 st century world: 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 constructs meant to connect us to each other can actually leave us feeling more isolated than ever.
Jackie Greene’s The Modern Lives Vol 1 EP marks his first release with the multimedia company and record label Blue Rose Music, founded by Joe Poletto, which will be distributed and promoted by The End Records. The End Records’ CEO Andreas Katsambas explains, “We are pleased to provide our full services to Blue Rose Music, a new entity that inspires with its support to the music scene and charity initiatives. Jackie Greene is the perfect artist to initiate this, as his new songs are standouts!”
Says Joe Poletto, “The world is filled with talent and there are plenty of stories to be told. For us, choosing the artists and the projects we support is all about the people. Our philosophy is simple – we work with people we admire. Artists with deep passion and creative talent, who genuinely play well with others, and thrive in a collaborative environment. Jackie Greene is undoubtedly who and what we stand for - a true musician’s musician, whose relentless touring and recording schedule fuels us to work just as hard.”
“It’s essentially a venture that’s going to allow me to release music in the way I’ve always wanted to,” says Greene. “I’ve realized over the years that the homebrew aspect of what I do is very important to my aesthetic, and part of that is being able to do whatever you want, whenever you want. Joe and his team at Blue Rose get that,” he continues. “I have complete and total freedom artistically and musically now, which means I don’t have to play by the old rules anymore. That’s really exciting to me.”
About Blue Rose Music:
Blue Rose Music is an artist collective that assists in the business and creative development of select musicians and projects. With extensive marketing and technology resources, Blue Rose enables artists to bridge their traditional audience-building avenues with today’s web, social and digital sharing capabilities.
A portion of all revenue is donated to The Blue Rose Foundation, which provides pre-school scholarships to financially disadvantaged children.
About Jackie Greene:
Since the release of his critically-acclaimed debut album Gone Wanderin’, Jackie has built an endearing audience through a relentless touring schedule with the likes of BB King, Mark Knopfler, Susan Tedeschi,and Taj Mahal. In just the last four years, he has played lead guitar with The Black Crowes on their Layin’ Down With #13 World Tour, recorded and toured with Trigger Hippy - his supergroup with Joan Osborne - and performed over 250 shows of his own, all while continuing to record and release his solo work.. Jackie is a frequent member of Phil Lesh & Friends, and sits in with countless other artists like Tedeschi Trucks Band, Govt Mule, Mississippi All-Stars, Amy Helm, Steve Earle, and Bob Weir.