At age 31, Jackie Greene has accomplished what many artists strive decades for. He has recorded seven albums of original work, an EP, DVD, and a recently released book of lyrics. Greene has been involved in many high-profile side projects. Included in his endeavors are performing with Levon Helm at Levon’s famous “Ramble” and featured performer at Warren Haynes annual Christmas Jam. He is currently planning a summer tour with a new ensemble, Trigger Hippy, featuring Steve Gorman of The Black Crowes and Joan Osborne. There will also be a series of shows with Jackie Greene, Bob Weir, and Chris Robinson as an acoustic trio.
Constantly touring, Jackie has a reputation for putting on an energetic live show and has earned the respect of critics and musicians across the country. He tours 100 to 125 dates a year, playing to a devoted and growing fan base, and has been featured at many high profile venues and festivals.
While difficult to pigeonhole his music, (frequent comparisons are to Bob Dylan and The Band) there is a consistent influence of Americana Roots Music that runs through the themes in his large musical catalog. At times, his songs are playful – other times they are sorrowful. But always, they are soulful.
Greene is musically rooted in the rock and roll tradition, though he is emotionally attached to other forms of American music like country-western and rhythm and blues. Armed with a voice that turns heads and a near-mastery of several instruments, Greene has been dubbed “The Prince of Americana” by The New York Times.
Jackie Greene’s most recent release isn’t an album, its a book. Written and self-published, Gone Wanderin' - The Songs Of Jackie Greene is a comprehensive collection of Jackie's works from 2001 through 2011. The book is a collection of song lyrics for every song Jackie's written over the past 10 years, many of which have never been heard before. Jackie has also included insightful commentary and background on many selections.
Greene’s most recent solo album, his sixth, is 2010’s Till The Light Comes. Produced by Greene and Tim Bluhm (of the Mother Hips) at San Francisco’s Mission Bells studio, the recording followed his highly acclaimed 2008 release Giving Up The Ghost.
“Greene finds himself returning to his solo artist roots with his finest work yet,” reports Jambands.com. “In many ways, he stretches beyond himself to collect from history, and add on to the rich American traditions that have rolled past him.”
The Black Crowes have officially ended their nearly two-year hiatus, and will embark on their "Lay Down with Number 13" tour next year. The trek will kick off in late March with five dates in the UK, to be followed with a month-long tour of the U
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