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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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