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Sacramento State News - California State University, Sacramento

October 26, 2006

Greene revisits his roots in campus performance

Jackie Greene, the Sacramento region’s own music success story, will perform in concert at Sacramento State on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Union Ballroom.

Greene, a native of Cameron Park, made his first public appearances at 16 as a musician in the coffeehouses of Placerville, where he became known for his distinct musical blend of rock, country, blues and R&B on guitar. Greene financed his first professionally recorded CD, Rusty Nails, by selling a CD he burned himself and would sell after his small venue appearances. The investment paid off when Greene garnered a regional following.

He moved on to performing in Sacramento for standing-room only crowds in clubs that would make him wait outside between his sets because he was under 21. It was at a club in Sacramento where Greene was discovered and signed to a record label, which released his second album Gone Wanderin’. The album earned Greene national attention and praise, as well as a California Music Award as Best Blues/Roots Album. Since then, he has released another CD, Sweet Somewhere Bound, and has opened for acts such as Buddy Guy and B.B. King.

Special guest Chris Webster, a singer/songwriter specializing in country and classic rhythm and blues—also a member of Sacramento band Mumbo Gumbo—will open for Greene.

Tickets are $20 general, $15 Sacramento State students. Call the Sacramento State Ticket office at (916) 278-4323 or visit For media assistance, contact the Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.


California State University, Sacramento • Public Affairs
6000 J Street • Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 • (916) 278-6156 •


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California State University, Sacramento • Public Affairs
6000 J Street • Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 • (916) 278-6156 •