Although the older-skewed roots/rock demographic may always regard him as the next-gen new kid, Jackie Greene has been good enough for long enough now to take his place as straight-up roots/rock royalty. A Mountain Jam favorite, a post-Jerry Dead offshoot vocalist, a Black Crowe now and a prolific retro songwriter who is unafraid of the modern, Greene just keeps pumping the grade-A-for-Americana bard rock. And finally, even if his thing is not your thing, you just have to concede that the guy is damn good.
Supporting his Steve Berlin-produced Back to Birth, Jackie Greene performs solo acoustic two nights at Club Helsinki in Hudson on Friday and Saturday, December 4 and 5, both shows beginning at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $35 for reserved club seating and $25 general admission. Tickets are available at www.helsinkihudson.com. Club Helsinki is located at 405 Columbia Street in Hudson.