Jackie Greene has spent the last year touring rigorously to support the release of Back To Birth, his first studio album in five years. During that five year break from recording he earned his reputation as a musician’s musician performing frequently as a member of Phil Lesh & Friends, mounted a tour with the trio WRG (Bob Weir, Black Crowes’ front man Chris Robinson, and himself). In 2013, he became a member of The Black Crowes playing lead guitar for their Lay Down With Number 13 world tour, their last before disbanding in 2015. Following the Crowe’s tour, he joined Trigger Hippy with Joan Osborne and Crowe’s drummer Steve Gorman and recorded and released the band’s debut album followed by an extensive tour.
The Jackie Greene Band is Nathan Dale (Guitars, Vocals), Fitz Harris (Drums, Vocals), Jon Cornell (Bass) and Jackie Greene (Vocals, Acoustic/Electric Guitars, Hammond B3, Piano, Harmonica)
Produced by Los Lobos member Steve Berlin, Back To Birth was recorded at Portland’s Supernatural Sound. The deluxe edition includes 15 songs and finds Greene stretching out on a number of instruments including guitar, piano, organ and drums. “A lot of these songs are looking at the notion of a cyclical existence, and the sense that life goes in a circle,” Greene observes. “I want the songs to come from a place that’s meaningful to me, but I also want to keep them as simple and direct as I can. I look at old blues songs, or Hank Williams songs, and they’re so simple and direct but they convey some pretty deep ideas.”