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The Drop: Jackie Greene

In conjunction with the Americana Music Association, Sponsored by Amoeba Music

Hailed as "the Prince of Americana" by The New York Times, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jackie Greene aspires to be a musician with the whole package. Influenced by Hank Williams, Bob Dylan and Ray Charles, Greene will release his seventh solo studio album, and debut album on Yep Roc Records, Back To Birth on Aug. 21, 2015. With the release of his second album Gone Wanderin', Greene earned the 2003 California Music Award for Best Blues/Roots Album. Aside from his solo career, in 2014 Greene released the debut album of supergroup Trigger Hippy, which also features Joan Osborne and Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman. In 2013 Greene joined the Black Crowes on their worldwide tour, and since 2007 he has toured with Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh's ensemble Phil Lesh & Friends. On Back To Birth Greene stretches out on a number of instruments, including, piano, organ and drums. According to Greene, the album focuses on "the notion of a cyclical existence" and "a return to the simplicity." The GRAMMY Museum welcomes Greene to the Clive Davis Theater as part of the Americana Series for an intimate performance and discussion surrounding his career and new album, moderated by Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation. 

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