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.