(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Roots-rock singer-songwriter Jackie Greene, perhaps best known for his work as guitarist for Black Crowes and Phil Lesh & Friends, helps Club Helsinki Hudson celebrate its 20th anniversary with a two-night stint on Friday and Saturday, December 4 and 5, at 9pm.
Greene is touring behind his critically acclaimed new album, “Back to Birth,” his first solo album in five years. The 11-song set showcases the multitalented artist’s uncanny knack for synthesizing his deep affinity for American roots styles into timeless, personally charged music. Armed with a persuasive voice, a vivid songwriting skill and an instinctive mastery of several instruments, Greene has carved out a unique musical niche, and the album marks another creative landmark in his already compelling body of work. The album was produced by Los Lobos member and frequent Greene collaborator Steve Berlin.
In 2013, Greene joined the reunited Black Crowes as lead guitarist on their worldwide tour, and the following year released the self-titled debut album of supergroup Trigger Hippy, which Greene is a member of along with Joan Osborne and Crowes drummer Steve Gorman. Greene continues to be a frequent member of Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh’s touring ensemble Phil Lesh & Friends, for which he has contributed lead guitar and vocals since 2007. Greene also toured as part of WRG, an acoustic trio with the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson, and he performed with Levon Helm as part of Helm’s fabled Midnight Ramble shows.
While growing up in Northern California, Greene taught himself to play piano and guitar. His musical reference points shifted radically when, at the age of 14, he ran across a cache of his parents’ vintage rock, country, blues and R&B LPs in the family’s basement. That music launched Greene on his career that embraces a wide expanse of Americana music.
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Club Helsinki Hudson
405 Columbia St.