Jackie Greene has today announced his full spring 2017 touring plans with the Sweetwater Spring Tour, beginning with a special six-night residency at the Sweetwater Music Hall on Friday, March 24. For the first time in his career, the first sets of each residency show will be dedicated to performing one of his albums in its entirety, starting with his first album and playing songs that have not been performed in 10+ years.
Greene’s special series of shows will precede a full spring tour as he returns to California to kick-start the slate of dates with the Jackie Greene Band: Nathan Dale (Guitars, Vocals), Jason Crosby (Keys, Fiddle) Fitz Harris (Drums, Vocals), Jon Cornell (Bass), and Jackie Greene (Vocals, Acoustic/Electric Guitars, Hammond B3, Piano, Harmonica). Greene’s tour ends with a performance at the Sweetwater 420 Festival in Atlanta, GA. Please see full itinerary below.
Watch Jackie Greene Band (with special guest Bob Weir) perform “Gone Wanderin’” from his recent show at The Warfield in San Francisco: http://shorefi.re/2jQL60k
Before his residency in Mill Valley, CA, Greene performs at New York City’s Beacon Theatre as a part of “Love Rocks NYC! A Change Is Gonna Come: Celebrating Songs of Peace, Love and Hope,” a benefit hosted by John Varvatos and Greg Williamson. Greene performs alongside the likes of Joe Walsh, Mavis Staples, Jackson Browne, Gary Clark Jr., Michael McDonald, and more. More info available at: loverocksnyc.com
Bay Area Americana wanderer David Luning supports Greene on all Sweetwater Spring Tour dates. Luning’s newest LP ‘Restless’ (Blue Rose Music) is a meditation on the road from an ever-present touring force, with stories about the people and places Luning has experienced throughout the album. Praised by Relix, Paste, Bluegrass Situation, and more, Luning and his three-piece accompanying band bring an effervescent energy to each stage they play with double bass, mandolin, harmonica, and all.
Luning’s official video for “Driftin’” recently debuted in Wide Open Country who said the song “hits all the right notes” and is “just downright smart writing.” Watch it here: http://shorefi.re/2jRmMsv
Growing up as a self-taught pianist and guitarist, Greene wrote and performed songs for many years while honing his songwriting craft inspired by vintage rock, country, blues and R&B. With each new release, Greene’s reputation grew and led him to open for the likes of B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Susan Tedeschi, Huey Lewis, Mark Knopfler, and Taj Mahal, with Bob Weir anointing Greene the “cowboy poet” of Americana. In 2013, Greene joined the reunited Black Crowes as lead guitarist, and in 2014, Greene joined Joan Osborne and Crowes’ drummer Steve Gorman to form the supergroup Trigger Hippy, which released its self-titled debut that year. Greene has been a frequent member of Phil Lesh & Friends, contributing lead guitar and vocals. Greene has also toured with Bob Weir and Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson as the acoustic trio WRG, and he joined the late Levon Helm in his famous Midnight Ramble shows.
Jackie Greene – Sweetwater Spring Tour Itinerary 2017
March 24 – Mill Valley, CA – Sweetwater Music Hall (Gone Wanderin’)
March 25 – Mill Valley, CA – Sweetwater Music Hall (Sweet Somewhere Bound)
March 26 – Mill Valley, CA – Sweetwater Music Hall (American Myth)
March 30 – Mill Valley, CA – Sweetwater Music Hall (Giving Up The Ghost)
March 31 – Mill Valley, CA – Sweetwater Music Hall (Till The Light Comes)
April 1– Mill Valley, CA – Sweetwater Music Hall (Back to Birth)
April 5 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up Aspen
April 6 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall
April 7 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall
April 8 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
April 10 – Kansas City, MO – Knucklehead’s
April 12 – Saint Paul, MN – Turf Club
April 13 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
April 14 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
April 15 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
April 17 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark (More Acoustic Than Tuesday)
April 18 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark (More Electric Than Monday)