Sacramento State News - California State University, Sacramento
Greene revisits his roots in campus performance
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
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 Tickets.com. For media assistance,
contact the Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.
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