Win Tickets ($50): Jackie Greene @ Aladdin Theater | Americana and Roots Singer-songwriter

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Jackie Greene @ Aladdin Theater on September 28. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, September 23.



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From our sponsors:
Jackie Greene
September 28, 2019
Doors 7p, Show 8 p.m. | $20 ADV, $25 Doors | All Ages
More info: aladdin-theater.com

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Americana and roots singer-songwriter Jackie Greene is a jack-of-all-trades, and an artist who can croon over soulful piano ballads as much as he can shred a bluesy guitar solo (like he did as the lead guitarist for The Black Crowes in 2013). A road warrior and musician’s musician, Greene’s new EP ‘The Modern Lives – Vol 2’ (out October 2018 on Blue Rose Music) finds him at a new chapter in his life: his first months of fatherhood, time off his relentless touring circuit, and a cross-country move from Brooklyn to his birthplace of Northern California.

This new collection of six original songs is a thematic extension of ‘The Modern Lives – Vol 1’ EP (released in 2017 on Blue Rose Music), imbued with a Brooklyn basement DIY feel and ethos. He is a student of American music, transfixed upon its progression through time, as well as how regional sounds fit in a contemporary context. Whereas ‘Vol 1’ saw Greene experiment with the Delta blues as a canvas for his examinations of modern society, ‘Vol 2’ sees Greene embrace the sounds of the bluegrass and folk tapes of his youth.

Lead single “Crazy Comes Easy” showcases Greene’s dynamic, multi-instrumental range as he plays slide guitar, organ, bass, and percussion, the guitar licks an appreciative nod to his time in The Black Crowes. Meanwhile, “Good Old Bad Times” highlights Greene as the songwriter as he rattles off lines like “How can somebody find a future? / If they ain’t got a foothold in the past?” while taking a critical eye to the idea of nostalgia. Piano ballad “Victim Of The Crime” was one of Jackie’s oldest demos up until the feel of these sessions gave him the tools to finish a song that, in his words, was written for his wife before she was his wife. While the title possesses a kind of melodrama, the song itself is tender and heartfelt as he details love’s trials and tribulations.

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17 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): Jackie Greene @ Aladdin Theater | Americana and Roots Singer-songwriter

  1. Jacob Williams September 10, 2019 at 12:10 pm #

    Jackie is from my hometown! It’s been a long time since I saw him play in the park on a summer night

  2. greg September 10, 2019 at 1:54 pm #

    It’s been too long since I’ve seen Jackie Greene. He’s great, and I’d love to opportunity to see him again, and bring a friend!

  3. Linda S September 10, 2019 at 2:42 pm #

    Mr. Greene is so amazing. I would enjoy spending Saturday evening hearing him perform.

    • Carol Cooper September 17, 2019 at 8:32 pm #

      I love slide guitar.

  4. Elana Schwartz September 10, 2019 at 3:48 pm #

    First saw him at the San Francisco Blues Fest many years ago. He had the 11:00 am Sunday morning slot and he completely wowed the sleepy and hung over audience. Everyone was “woke.” Would love to see that amazing talent this many years later!

  5. James September 10, 2019 at 7:40 pm #

    This guy is great, truly an inspiration to me.

  6. Margaret H September 11, 2019 at 8:57 pm #

    Would love to win tickets

  7. Chris Griffin September 12, 2019 at 2:29 pm #

    Jackie Greene is the Shitizzle!. Love this dude, live around the corner, would be nice to turn on my friends to this Man. [email protected]! Ciao!

  8. Scott F September 12, 2019 at 3:59 pm #

    Jackie is truly talented and I would love to win tickets to see him this round! Thanks!

  9. Cory September 12, 2019 at 9:00 pm #

    Jackie Rocks

  10. Chas September 12, 2019 at 9:22 pm #

    Jackie Greene will be a great concert if I hear and see him!

  11. Evan David September 12, 2019 at 9:54 pm #

    I wanna go.,.,.,..,.pick me….. up!!!

  12. Jason Monge September 13, 2019 at 3:54 am #

    Would love to see this talented musician.

  13. Jennifer Lewin September 15, 2019 at 9:36 pm #

    I’ve only heard amazing things about Jackie Greene shows.. would love the opportunity to check this out. Thanks for the chance.

  14. Kaeli A Plaks September 16, 2019 at 10:12 pm #

    I would LOVE to be able to take my boyfriend to this show. He loves Jackie green!

  15. Dan Korpenfelt September 17, 2019 at 5:51 pm #

    pick me

  16. Emmy September 19, 2019 at 4:37 pm #

    Would love yo see this, been too long since I’ve been to a show. Let’s get this mama outta the house!

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