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 Tickets.com. For media assistance, contact the Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.


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