In Focus: Jackie Greene Serenades City Winery

On Friday, May 17, Americana singer/guitarist Jackie Greene treated an intimate City Winery crowd to an acoustic evening filled with rare catalog classics and his take on many classic rock hits. His second of a two-set evening, accompanied by Nathan Dale on guitar and vocals and special guest Leslie Mendleson on vocals and piano, showcased why he is one of the top musicians around today.

This was a special, intimate setting for the musician who is usually flanking some of the biggest names in music with his soulful electric guitar. On this evening in a small venue like City Winery, donning only an acoustic guitar, Jackie told a different story using his amazingly rich voice and soulful lyrics. Known for his ties to the Grateful Dead family, he treated fans to stellar renditions of “Brokedown Palace” and “Peggy O.” But it was the stripped down version of Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice it’s Alright” that made this evening a special one.  

Setlist: Don’t Let the Devil Take Your Mind, Brokedown Emotion, Slip Slidin’ Away, Gone Wanderin’, Honey I Been Thinking About You, Never Satisfied, Mexican Girl, Animal, Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right, Shaken, Breakdown, Trust Somebody, Don’t Let Me Down, Scarlet Begonias, That’s What Love Will Make You Do, Brokedown Palace, Ball and Chain, Peggy O