Discovered at an open mic night, singer/songwriter Jackie Greene is a captivating performer that works well in simple, sparse environments. The California native has played in countless clubs and bars before his discovery, a fact made more interesting when it’s considered that he was a teenager during that time. Also a multi-instrumentalist, Greene played most of the instruments on his debut record, Gone Wanderin’. A soulful bit of roots music, the album brought him to a national audience and sprung him into a college tour during the fall of 2002. Green’s vocals have a lived-in earthiness, and his arrangements blend folk, roots rock, country, Americana, and blues without particularly favoring any certain combination.