Celebrating The Music and Community of the Grateful Dead

April 8-11, 2021

Ventura County, CA

Jackie Greene

Americana and roots singer-songwriter Jackie Greene is a jack-of-all-trades, and an artist who can croon over soulful piano ballads as much as he can shred a bluesy guitar solo (like he did as the lead guitarist for The Black Crowes in 2013). A road warrior and musician's musician, Greene's new EP 'The Modern Lives - Vol 2' (out October 2018 on Blue Rose Music) finds him at a new chapter in his life: his first months of fatherhood, time off his relentless touring circuit, and a cross-country move from Brooklyn to his birthplace of Northern California.

This new collection of six original songs is a thematic extension of 'The Modern Lives - Vol 1' EP (released in 2017 on Blue Rose Music), imbued with a Brooklyn basement DIY feel and ethos. He is a student of American music, transfixed upon its progression through time, as well as how regional sounds fit in a contemporary context. Whereas 'Vol 1' saw Greene experiment with the Delta blues as a canvas for his examinations of modern society, 'Vol 2' sees Greene embrace the sounds of the bluegrass and folk tapes of his youth.

Lead single "Crazy Comes Easy" showcases Greene's dynamic, multi-instrumental range as he plays slide guitar, organ, bass, and percussion, the guitar licks an appreciative nod to his time in The Black Crowes. Meanwhile, "Good Old Bad Times" highlights Greene as the songwriter as he rattles off lines like "How can somebody find a future? / If they ain't got a foothold in the past?" while taking a critical eye to the idea of nostalgia. Piano ballad "Victim Of The Crime" was one of Jackie's oldest demos up until the feel of these sessions gave him the tools to finish a song that, in his words, was written for his wife before she was his wife. While the title possesses a kind of melodrama, the song itself is tender and heartfelt as he details love's trials and tribulations.

Greene partnered with Academy Award-nominated "king of indie animation" Bill Plympton for a series of music videos for 'The Modern Lives - Vol 1' that would eventually become an animated short film titled 'The Modern Lives'. The film is currently making the rounds at film festivals where it has already won the Jury Award at the USA Film Festival in Dallas, TX, and the Grand Remi Award / Best in Show at WorldFest in Houstin, TX. The short is also being exhibited at the 71st Festival de Cannes/Court Metrage, Melbourne International Animation Festival, and ASIFA-East Festival, amongst others.

Saturday 4th April 2020

8:00 PM Jackie Greene Main Stage
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SKULL & ROSES IV is OFFICIALLY RESCHEDULED for APRIL 8–11, 2021

Dear Dead Heads,

Many worlds we’ve come …

We at Deluxe and SKULL & ROSES are sending continual positive vibrations to each and every one of you, your families & friends during this bizarre and unusual time. We hope you are safe and healthy and making your way thru this disaster with as little disruption as possible. We’re all in this together!

Naturally, we are all disappointed not to be together this weekend, but we have several very positive developments that should hopefully brighten your outlook…

SKULL & ROSES IV is OFFICIALLY RESCHEDULED for APRIL 8–11, 2021

Mark your calendars, we’re officially rescheduled to approximately the same time next year. We felt it best to take a full year off to allow the virus to run its course, rather than trying to force an earlier date that may also be negatively affected. ***If you plan to join us, you don’t need to do anything. Your ticket will be honored even if ticket prices increase in the future.***

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