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Review: Jackie Greene @ City Winery

Jackie Greene @ City Winery, June 8

Over the last few years Jackie Greene has dazzled legions of Deadheads during his stint in Phil & Friends with his soulful voice and ability to deftly switch from guitar to keys. Last Tuesday night the 29-year-old singer-songwriter, who has been putting out albums of his own since 2002, was in town to play an intimate sold out gig at the haute music venue City Winery.

[All Photos By Jeremy Gordon]

The show, broadcast live on WFUV, got underway shortly after 8PM as light from the setting sun and passing traffic headed to the Holland Tunnel poured into the large floor to ceiling windows of the street level restaurant-concert hall. The seated audience, who were enjoying gastropub fare and sipping on fine vintages, whooped enthusiastically as Greene took the stage with his three-piece backing band.

Dressed coolly in a black vest, t-shirt and white fedora Greene kicked things off with the mellow country-rock grooves of Shaky Ground, the lead track from his upcoming album Till The Light Comes, that hits stores on June 29. Greene used the majority of his hour-long set to showcase material from the new record to a very receptive audience that often shouted his name between tunes, performing most of the ten track album which he co-produced with Tim Bluhm of The Mother Hips.

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