At age 30, Jackie Greene has accomplished what many artists strive decades for. He has recorded seven albums of original work, an EP, DVD, released book of song lyrics and has been recognized for his painting and artwork at exhibits across the country. Greene has been involved in many high-profile side projects including lead singer and multi-instrumentalist for Phil Lesh and Friends. He is currently planning a summer tour with a new ensemble featuring members of Steve Gorman of The Black Crowes and Joan Osborne. Plans are also in the works for performances as The WRG acoustic trio with Jackie Greene, Bob Weir, and Chris Robinson.. Constantly touring, he has a reputation for putting on an energetic live show and has earned the respect of critics and musicians across the country. Jackie tours 100 to 125 dates a year, playing to a devoted and growing fan base. He has been featured at many high profile venues and festivals throughout the United States and Canada.
While difficult to pigeonhole his music, (one is quick to make comparisons to Bob Dylan and The Band) there is a consistent influence of Americana Roots Music that runs through the themes in his large musical catalog. At times, his songs are playful – other times they are sorrowful. _But always, they are soulful._ Greene is musically rooted in the rock and roll tradition, though he is emotionally attached to other forms of American music like country-western and rhythm and blues. Armed with a voice that turns heads and a near-mastery of several instruments, Greene has been dubbed “The Prince of Americana” by The New York Times.