Why You Should Go: Jackie Greene has been heralded as a rising star in the Americana Rock scene for a couple of years now, but when Grateful Dead Bassist, Phil Lesh, invited him to join his Phil & Friends band last year more than a few heads turned. Despite the usual skepticism from the scene, Greene has quickly won over deadheads with his strong soulful voice and nimble guitar playing. Though he has quickly mastered much of the Grateful Dead catalog, Greene truly shines in his own songwriting and Lesh has given him the opportunity to showcase several of his tunes on tour for the benefit of a the large audiences. This has helped Greene to quickly and deservedly broaden his passionate fan base.
Opening for Greene is his longtime friend and the frontman of California Soul band The Mother Hips, Tim Bluhm. Bluhm has recently released a solo record, House Of Bluhm, which melds singer songwriter tendencies with rock-n-roll. Though Bluhm will be performing solo to open this show, there is always the possibility that Greene will join his friend for an impromptu Skinny Singers session.
Greene and Bluhm founded The Skinny Singers as an outlet for acoustic songs they had written together and the project soon blossomed out of the acoustic realm is taking on a life of it’s own. The Skinny Singers haven’t toured much outside of the west coast but they recently released an album called The Skinny Singers Strike Again.
It promises to be a great night of Americana tinged Rock-N-Roll for fans of Greene, Bluhm, The Mother Hips, The Skinny Singers and good music in general.
*Approximate Set Times: George Inai: 8:00 PM Tim Bluhm: 9:00 PM Jackie Greene: 10:00 PM
*Price: $16.50 (ADV) – General Admission $18 (DOS) – General Admission PURCHASE
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Music has always been a part of my life. It probably all started listening to old Grateful Dead, Peter Paul & Mary, and Simon & Garfunkel records that my parents had, but it wasn't long before they were taking me to concerts like Starship, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Huey Lewis & The News. I got the bug to write about music after reviewing an Eric Clapton concert for a creative writing project in high school but didn't really take it up seriously until 2002. Since then I have published countless articles in The Marquee Magazine and done some work for Jambase.com, SPIN Magazine, and various other outlets. I started Listen Up Denver! as a way to share the music information that is constantly spilling out of my head with people who care. Please enjoy!