Jackie Green Back To Birth on 180g 2LP
Back To Birth - critically acclaimed singer-songwriter/guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Jackie Greene's seventh album and his Yep Roc debut - is more than worthy of some serious attention. The 11-song set showcases the multi-talented artist's uncanny knack for synthesizing his deep affinity for multiple American roots styles into timeless, personally-charged music.
Hailed by The New York Times as “the Prince of Americana,” Green is armed with a persuasive voice, a vivid songwriting skill and an instinctive mastery of several instruments. He's carved out a unique musical niche, and Back To Birth marks yet another creative landmark in Green's already-compelling body of work.
“Musically, this record is kind of a return to the simplicity that I started with, although I feel like I have a much better idea of what I’m doing now,” Greene says. “I think the lyrics are the part that’s really evolved. A lot of these songs are looking at the notion of a cyclical existence, and the sense that life goes in a circle.”
"...Considered by some an heir to the Gram Parsons roots-rock maverick tradition..." - The Los Angeles Times