Northern California singer-songwriter Jackie Greene will return to Bend on Saturday to play a benefit show for the Bend Surgery Center Foundation at downtown’s Tower Theatre.
Greene’s career has chugged along for years, propelled by his own penchant for catchy and soulful rock ’n’ roll — The New York Times famously called him “The Prince of Americana" — as well as his alignment with other well-known musicians. Over the years he has been band mates with Joan Osborne, Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, and, beginning this spring, The Black Crowes.
But rest assured: Greene’s success is not the result of coat-tail riding. The dude can write and perform a song as well as anyone around.
For proof, visit www.jackiegreene .com, click on “Music," give his excellent 2012 album “Till The Light Comes" a spin and soak in the Stones ’n’ Beatles vibes.
Jackie Greene, with the Free Radicals; 6 p.m. Saturday; $35 and $45, plus fees, available through the venue, ages 21 and older; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; www.towertheatre.org or 541-317-0700.