Jackie Greene

Jackie Greene

Jackie Greene is an American songwriter and musician from Northern California. Born in Salinas, California in 1980, Greene showed an interest in music at an early age starting with the piano. Greene began playing the guitar while still in High School and began composing his own songs. He recorded his first album out of his garage and used the money from those sales to record and release his first album, "Rusty Nails" on his own.

Jackie Makes It Big

After graduating high school, Greene moved to Sacramento, California where he began performing in local clubs and bars.  Discovered at an open mic, Greene was signed by a Sacramento Label, DIG music, in 2001.  After this Greene released his second album, "Gone Wandering" in 2002.  The album received  the California Music Award for Best Blues Album.  In 2003, Greene released his third album, "Sweet Somewhere Bound" in 2004. 

Singles from "Sweet Somewhere Bound" began to receive radio play.  Since then, Greene's music has taken off.  Greene has signed with a national label and Greene now tours nationally with his own band and with other big acts.  In 2007, Greene began playing with Phil Lesh and Friends and regulary appears with them and sings vocals. 

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