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Jackie Greene

Greene was born in Salinas, California, and picked up music at an early age, starting with the piano. At the age of 14, Greene began to play guitar in high school. In a short time, he was able to sit in with bar bands at the local brewery, and as he got older, he composed his own songs. He recorded in a makeshift garage studio, burning his own CDs and selling them everywhere he could. Using the money he saved, Greene was eventually able to record and release his first full-length release, Rusty Nails, on his own.

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Greene was born in Salinas, California, and picked up music at an early age, starting with the piano. At the age of 14, Greene began to play guitar in high school. In a short time, he was able to sit in with bar bands at the local brewery, and as he got older, he composed his own songs. He recorded in a makeshift garage studio, burning his own CDs and selling them everywhere he could. Using the money he saved, Greene was eventually able to record and release his first full-length release, Rusty Nails, on his own.

After graduating from Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, California, Greene moved to Sacramento and began performing regularly. Marty DeAnda, owner of local label DIG Music, noticed Greene at an open-mic session in 2001 and immediately signed him as the label's first artist. Under DIG Music, Greene released his first album, Gone Wanderin', in late 2002, which won the California Music Award for the “Best Blues/Roots Album” in 2003 and remained on the national Americana charts for over a year. In 2004, Greene released his third album, Sweet Somewhere Bound and began receiving major radio play and recognition for singles like “Honey I Been Thinking About You..

Greene has toured nationally with the likes of B.B. King, Huey Lewis, Susan Tedeschi, Taj Mahal, and Buddy Guy, and has played in many high profile festivals across the country, including the Rhythm & Roots Festival, Doheny, the Newport Jazz Festival, the Newport Folk Festival, South by Southwest (SXSW), Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Festival at Sandpoint, and Bonnaroo.

In early 2005, Greene signed with a major record label, Verve Forecast. Sweet Somewhere Bound was reissued that same year. On March 14, 2006, American Myth was released. On July 7th and 8th, 2007 Jackie Greene became a member of Phil Lesh and Friends, the Grateful Dead bassist's ensemble dedicated to the interpretation of the Dead's extensive song book. This edition of the band also includes John Molo, Larry Campbell and Steve Molitz. On April 1st 2008 Jackie Greene released Giving Up The Ghost on 429 Records. Jackie Greene made his second visit to « hide


Giving Up The Ghost
2008

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