Amoeba is proud to sponsor Jackie Greene at the Grammy Museum Aug. 11 at part of the Americana series of its program "The Drop." He'll appear to discuss his career and new album, Back to Birth (out Aug. 21), and will perform live at the Clive Davis Theater.
The show starts at 8 p.m., and doors are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20, however, they are currently sold out.
Of Greene, The New York Times has said he could be "the Prince of Americana. That's capital P, and not because Mr. Greene favors the color purple but for some musical parallels," such as switching between guitar and keyboard, and firing off catchy one-liners. He's influenced by the classic American songbook of artists such as Hank Williams, Bob Dylan and Ray Charles, and has played with The Black Crowes, The Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh & Friends and in the rootsy supergroup Trigger Hippy with Joan Osborne and Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman. Back To Birth sees Greene acting as multi-instrumentalist, adding the piano, organ and drums to his repertoire, and Greene says the album focuses on "the notion of a cyclical existence" and "a return to the simplicity." Hear a performance of the new album track "Silver Lining" below: