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Gone Wanderin'
Jackie Greene
Gone Wanderin'
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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When DIG Music owner, Marty DeAnda, happened into a local Sacramento open mic, he was clearly not expecting to hear anything but a number of marginally talented, local folk-rock musicians. The kid was wispy, brooding and q...  more »

     
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All Artists: Jackie Greene
Title: Gone Wanderin'
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Dig Music
Release Date: 11/19/2002
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Style: Contemporary Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 804403010624, 804403010662

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When DIG Music owner, Marty DeAnda, happened into a local Sacramento open mic, he was clearly not expecting to hear anything but a number of marginally talented, local folk-rock musicians. The kid was wispy, brooding and quietly confident with his harmonica cage in place and acoustic guitar at the ready walking quickly toward the microphone and exploding into song, literally freezing the audience. A California native, Greene has honed his skills, diligently working the clubs and blues bars of the local terrain. His talent, poise and song-crafting ability belied his youth. Not only a gifted singer/songwriter, but an accomplished instrumentalist who has mastered the acoustic and electric guitar, harmonica, piano, organ and dobro, Jackie Greene's first release created a buzz. A slice of Americana with influences ranging from Dylan, Springsteen, Son House and Muddy Waters to Tom Waits and Howlin' Wolf. For those who enjoy well crafted, roots music, backed with unconventional wisdom and poetry, Gone Wanderin' demonstrates the capabilities and talent leading a new generation of musicians through the dusty back roads of American Roots Music to the promised land of new and innovative musical expression.

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Got himself a future
Mitchell Lopate | Silverdale, WA | 03/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Blowing a tasty blues harmonica and really filling up the space in between with fluid and rich chords, Jackie Greene plays his way into your hearts and ears. Confidence-that's one thing he has; his voice carries it strongly with the homespun lyrics that pour out in a sensitive tenor. Maybe another Jackson Browne? The urge to catalogue him is immediate-but not as easy as I wanted. The harmonica was vintage Dylan-and maybe Neil Young. The same for the guitar: on an acoustic, he looks as though he had been on stage for years, especially with the furious rhythm he sets on several songs. Who did something like that...Buddy Holly? Maybe. Where did he get that maturity? Something like Waylon as a young man...and he finger-picks ballads ("Gracie") like Willie did before he went grizzled and gray. But Jackie is skinny-has a mop of dark hair that sits under a porkpie hat-and looks like someone ought to take him home and keep him for a while. He can pull up to a keyboard set and proceeded to ripple as fine a boogie-woogie cabaret piano as Billy Joel would do-and yes, the harp is still clamped and honking. No fooling: this is why those lessons you quit in spite of your parents' pleas were valuable. He's also quite adept at bluegrass banjo, electric guitar, and a Hammond B-3 too, but that's on the CD. And it rocks-with good licks and rough-and-ready stuff. "Tell Me Mama, Tell Me Right" just slides ever so gracefully under your shuffling feet, "Mexican Girl" has Jackie torn between love and destiny, "Down in the Valley Woe" goes aloft with a fast-paced crescendo, "Cry Yourself Dry" means you just closed the bar, and "Freeport Boulevard" is where the action's at for a hot night. Now, let me get back to the CD; is he a western Van Morrison? Maybe he came from the days of Poco? Just can't help comparing him...and most likely, he's gonna be just fine being himself."
The talented Mr. Green
T. Piccuillo | 08/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Like many other reviewers, my first exposure to Jackie Green came earlier this year when I saw him open up for Jonny Lang in Anaheim, CA. Though Jonny Lang delivered an amazing show and exhibited why he is considered one of the most talented guitar players on the planet, Jackie Green would have been worth the price of admission by himself. He plays with a raw energy that grabs you on the very first note. His music is a combination blues, folk, and good old fashioned rock-and-roll, and his play on the acoustic guitar, piano, and harmonica will astound you. Buy this record. Buy all of Jackie Green's records. And if you have the chance to see him live, don't miss it!"
The real deal
D. P Schmidt | Folsom, CA USA | 08/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is Greene's second album. Although I personally don't think it's as strong as Rusty Nails (his first) or Gone Wanderin (his 3rd) it is, nonetheless, amazing. There's a tendency to try to define this guy by relating him to other artists (Dylan, Waits, Henley, Greg Allman, etc.). That doesn't give you the true story - Jackie does use elements that seem to be made up of the best-of-the-best but he has his own sound, and his own style - it's just hard to describe. I've exposed this record to a lot of diverse folks who like a lot of different type of music - everyone, without exception, has loved it."