It never fails, every time I play anything from Jackie Greene I get a phone call: Who was that? If I can make it through the show without anyone calling about his music, I get a subsequent email or a Facebook message … everyone wants to know who it was I just played. Because of this, I am declaring myself as Jackie Greene’s East Coast head cheerleader; oh, yea. Someone’s got to be.
There is all this really great music that’s happening on the left coast that only gets slightly noticed here in Connecticut and I don’t know why. Jackie Greene is more than just a household name west of the Mississippi. He’s everywhere. He has a band. He plays solo. He plays in a great duo with Nathan Dale. He plays with Tim Bluhm in Skinny Singers. He’s in a band called Trigger Hippy with Joan Osborn; now, I know you know who she is. He’s been playing with Phil Lesh in the most recent carnation of Phil & Friends. I know there’s more; these are just the bands that come to mind. So, yea, he’s everywhere. I want to do my part to turn you on to his fine music. He’s a great musician, lyricist … and heck, he’s a huge baseball fan. (Gotta love that!)
I want you to know who he is so I’m taking the liberty to bring to you a 2-hour Jackie Green special. I’ll be sampling his music for you to show showcase his diversity … from past to present … Actually, I even have a future Trigger Hippy cut to play for you.
Please join me, Crystal Hayes, on Monday, May 7: 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET for a 2-hour Jackie Greene special as I review Jackie's music. Yup, two solid hours of Jackie. (OK, I may throw some Nathan Dale in, only because I can … and because I love his new record.)
Mark your calendars to listen at work, on the bus, on the train, at home, anywhere ... that's Monday afternoon, 7 May at 1:00 ET on WHUS 91.7 fm
and streaming worldwide at
Peace & Hugs.