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The Dig Years 2001-2005
Jackie Greene
The Dig Years 2001-2005
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
 
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From coffee houses in the tiny Northern California town of Placerville to the open-mics of downtown Sacramento, Jackie Greene made the giant leap to nationally-known recording artist in just a few short years. Now signed ...  more »

     
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All Artists: Jackie Greene
Title: The Dig Years 2001-2005
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: Dig Music
Original Release Date: 1/1/2007
Re-Release Date: 7/24/2007
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
Style: Americana
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 766057034220, 766057034268

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From coffee houses in the tiny Northern California town of Placerville to the open-mics of downtown Sacramento, Jackie Greene made the giant leap to nationally-known recording artist in just a few short years. Now signed to a major recording label, and touring throughout the US, Canada, and Europe, Mr. Greene can look back on a pretty impressive resume for a young man of only 26 years. His first DIG Music release, Gone Wanderin won the California Music Award for 'Best Blues/Roots Album' and over the next four years he continued to amass a critically acclaimed catalog of recordings that included four albums and a DVD. The DIG Years is a retrospective of the music that launched Greenes storied career. Included is an even dozen of Jackies most requested songs, plus 6 never-before-released tunes, making this not only a wonderful snapshot of one of Americas fastest rising starts, but a chance for fans, collectors, and the newly initiated to own a true piece of Americana.
 

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Just a little Greene....
applewood | everywhere and nowhere | 01/01/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I loved Jackie Greene before hearing this compilation of his earlier songs, but it has left me feeling he is a flawed and mortal, but also steadily maturing, artist. Some of these songs are brilliant, but more often I'm left feeling he is too predictable, commercial, or immature with his adolescent wordcraft and obvious hooks, but then along comes his sweet harmonica and acoustic guitar and that rich folky voice and I can bear it till the next tune.

Greene is a talented writer and powerful performer, young and confident and destined for greatness. I think his latest CD (American Myth), and his earlier live (short) DVD and Sweet Somewhere Bound CD are 4 star efforts. This 2001 to 2005 retrospective shows him maturing and coming into his own. Many times he sounds like those who've influenced him (Dylanesque vocals and songsmithing, Big Head Toddish electric guitar, Neil Young harmonica, BTO pop-tunes, The Bandlike organ), but then he himself shines through or pulls it all together and makes it his own. He is a talent worth watching and following, it's just his older material is less consistently interesting."