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Published: 2012/08/03

Jackie Greene Discusses Forthcoming Album, Announces Tour Dates

Jackie Greene is currently in the studio working on a new album and is set to embark on a headlining tour across the US and UK this fall (see below for full dates). The as-yet-untitled record will be produced by Greene himself, who is working with about 25 new original compositions.The album’s first video, for the song “Silver Lining,” is soon to be released.

Greene plans to play every instrument on the album himself. “I’ve been demoing stuff at my house,” he says. “I started recording by myself, it sounds so much better than some of my past stuff. When my singing was a little bit off on my past albums, I used to hate that. On the new songs, I’m playing as if it’s a performance…I’m finally OK with certain imperfections, as long as the song ends up feeling meaningful.” Of the production, he says, “I don’t nerd out on what compressor to use or the best mic to use. It’s about performance and getting it done. It’s about getting the right take. I’m thinking about not making any edits, and I love to record direct to analog tape. On some of those old records, there are mistakes on it and it brings a real quality to it; that’s what I’m looking for.”

Greene’s past side-projects have included stints as lead singer and multi-instrumentalist for Phil Lesh and Friends, as well as performing and touring with the late Levon Helm. Greene also just got off the road from a series of shows featuring him alongside Bob Weir and Black Crowes’ Chris Robinson, performing as an acoustic trio.

For the upcoming album, however, Greene says he wants to focus on himself. “I’m not trying to reinvent myself; I’m trying to distill what I’m all about on this next record. I want it to sound like what I hear in my head.”

Upcoming Jackie Greene Tour Dates

08/25 Brighton, UK—The Haunt
08/27 Edinburgh, UK—Sneaky Pete’s
08/29 London, UK—The Borderline
08/30 Bristol, UK—St. Bonaventure’s Social Club
09/02 London, UK—Communion
09/04 Hoorn, Netherlands—Het Huis verLoren
09/05 Brussels, Belgium—Magic Mirrors
09/06 Amsterdam, Netherlands—Paradiso
09/08 Nijmegen, Netherlands—Merleyn
09/09 Rotterdam, Netherlands—Rotown
09/27 Dallas, TX—Sons of Hermann Hall
09/28 Houston, TX—Fitzgerald’s
09/29 Austin, TX—The Parish
09/30 New Orleans, LA—Tipitina’s
10/02 Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s
10/03 Birmingham, AL—Workplay
10/05 Atlanta, GA—Smith’s Olde Bar
10/06 Nashville, TN—3rd & Lindsley
10/07 Asheville, NC—Grey Eagle
10/09 Charlotte, NC—Visulite Theatre
10/11 Raleigh, NC—The Pour House
10/12 Wilmington, NC—Brooklyn Arts Center
10/13 Virginia Beach, VA—Jewish Mother
10/14 Roanoke, VA—Growlers
10/25 Annapolis, MD—Ram’s Head On Stage
10/26 Wilmington, DE—World Café Live
10/27 Northampton, MA—Pearl Street
10/28 Pawtucket, RI—The Met
10/31 Brooklyn, NY—Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/02 Woodstock, NY—Bearsville Theater
11/04 StageOne—Fairfield, CT
11/06 Syracuse, NY—Westcott Theatre
11/07 New Hope, PA—Triumph Brewing Co.

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