Thursday, June 24, 2010

JACKIE GREENE RETURNS WITH ‘TILL THE LIGHT COMES’ ON JUNE 29TH

Celebrated singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jackie Greene is back and preparing for the release of his sixth solo album, Till The Light Comes, a collection of ten new songs.   Produced by Greene and Tim Bluhm (of the Mother Hips) at  San Francisco-based recording studio, Mission Bells, the recording is the follow up to his highly acclaimed 2008 release Giving Up The Ghost.  Jackie Greene’s music inhabits the loosely well-worn “Americana” genre yet he’s managed to hone his striking talents over the years carving a sharply unique niche.  Greene’s sound, a mix of rock, folk, country and blues traditions, has garnered much critical praise and the admiration of musical peers —his distinctive songwriting and assured musicianship earning a groundswell of recognition that grows steadily with each new endeavor.   Jackie Greene will embark on an extensive U.S. tour with his band this spring and summer.  In addition, he’ll be performing the National Anthem prior to the Giants vs. Dodgers game on June 28 at AT&T Park in San Francisco.   Till The Light Comes will be released by 429 Records, which is distributed by Universal/Fontana in the U.S. and Universal Music in Australia on June 29th.

Till the Light Comes
Greene’s virtuosity is at the fore on Till The Light Comes as he plays a wide array of instruments including guitars, organ, percussion, piano, Wurlitzer, mellotron, glockenspiel and electric sitar.  He’s also surrounded himself with a trusted cadre of players—a lineup that varies on each track  which includes Tim Bluhm (vocals/guitar), David Simon-Baker (vocals), John Hofer (drums/percussion), Paul Hoaglin (bass), Greg Loiacono (guitar), Dave Brogan (drums/percussion), Patty Espeseth (cello), Kenny Blacklock (violin), Chris Velan (vocals), Jeremy Plog (bass) and Bruce Spencer (drums).  

Greene’s restless creativity has led him to explore many outlets beyond his solo career as he’s shared the stage with the likes of Phil Lesh (performing with Phil Lesh & Friends as well as Further), Bob Weir’s Rat Dog ensemble, Gov’t Mule, Levon Helm (Greene was just invited to perform in Helm’s band at the upcoming Mountain Jam for Helm’s 70th birthday!), and toured acoustically with Tim Bluhm under the Skinny Singers moniker.  

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