We have a lot to cover today – let’s all pay attention so that I don’t have to repeat myself.
First things first, let’s all have a safe holiday weekend!
You know, this is easily my favorite holiday. The thought of millions of American families gathering together to share a meal, watch football, and reflect on what Jackie’s birthday means to us, as a nation, is especially meaningful and grows in importance with each passing year.
To think that up until 31 years ago, this was just another ho-hum weekend in November……weird.
Happy Birthday, Jackie!
Of course, Jackie’s birthday wouldn’t be Jackie’s birthday without a little action at the Fillmore. And whether Jackie wants us there or not, the rest of Trigger Hippy will show up to celebrate with him. He can’t stop us. We’re bigger than he is. Deal with it, Jackie.
That leaves Petaluma and Sacramento to contend with.
By “contend with”, of course I mean, “steamroll with our spectacular, groove-infused rock n roll music”.
What better way to shake off the long holiday weekend?
Can’t wait to see everyone!
Wanted to pass along this press release about Jackie’s annual Canned Food Drive Jam. Great music for a great cause and there’s a contest to win Trigger Hippy tickets for our show in Sacramento. Get to it!
Sacramento’s worst kept secret is no longer a secret!
As in years past, Jackie Greene, The Jackie Greene Band and many of their musician friends will hold their traditional surprise canned food drive to feed the hungry at The Blue Lamp on Wednesday, November 23rd.
Tickets are $20.00 and YOU MUST BRING A CAN OF FOOD TO GET IN.
The two people bringing the most cans food will each be awarded 2 FREE TICKETS to Jackie Greene’s performance with Trigger Hippy (Jackie Greene, Joan Osborne, Steve Gorman of The Black Crowes, Audley Freed and Nick Govrik) at Sacramento’s Ace Of Spades on Tuesday, November 29th!
Doors at The Blue Lamp open at 7:00pm. Show will begin at 8:00. This event sells out quickly so get your tickets today. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com
Here are the details….see you there!
Jackie Greene and friends Canned Food Drive
1400 Alhambra Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95816
Office/ Fax (866) 575-9405
We wanted to let everyone know that Jackie Greene will not be performing with us today in Charleston due to a family emergency. Our hearts are with him.
See you this afternoon !
It’s fair to say that I am not, by nature, a morning person. It’s also fair to say that I am not, by nature, a Monday person.
I tend to hit my stride around mid-day on Tuesday – after that, I am on fire. Seriously. Wednesday? Forget it. By then, I’m rolling and there’s no stopping me. The week simply can’t keep up.
But those Monday mornings…….they’re usually pretty rough.
This week is different, though. It’s all good around here today. My anticipation for the Charleston gig this Friday has made Monday morning feel like Tuesday afternoon. That, of course, means that Tuesday afternoon will feel like Wednesday evening, and so on and so forth until the point where we actually hit the stage on Friday afternoon – by which time it’ll feel like it’s Saturday night.
So for all of you rocking out with us this Friday in Charleston, just go with me on the whole Saturday night vibe. Trust me, we’ll be bringin’ it!
See you soon!
ps: Details on our West Coast November dates are now in the Tour section.
Hey Folks -
We’re gonna rock the Southern Ground Music and Food Festival in Charleston, SC on October 21! More info on the festival here.
We can’t wait to see some of our old friends like Blackberry Smoke, Warren Haynes, and My Morning Jacket…..not to mention, of course, the Zac Brown Band whose love of all things Bar-B-Q sealed the deal for Jackie.
It’s gonna be a great day with a great lineup and we hope you can join us.
More info soon!