Jackie Greene – “A Face Among the Crowd” + Father’s Day Playlist (audio) (Premiere)

Americana singer/songwriter Jackie Greene pays tribute to his late father on the tender and touching "A Face Among the Crowd", which also leads up a Father's Day playlist you can hear right here on PopMatters.

With Father’s Day coming up this Sunday, there’s no better time than the present to debut the new tune by the singer-songwriter Jackie Greene, “A Face Among the Crowd”, which PopMatters is proud to premiere. The track features on his forthcoming record Back to Birth, his first studio outing in five years. The sentiment in the title Back to Birth is reflected by the music on the album, which Greene describes as “a return to the simplicity that I started with, although,” he adds, “I feel like I have a much better idea of what I’m doing now.” The reflective, inviting quality of “A Face Among the Crowd” is more than enough proof to affirm his estimation.

“This is a song I wrote for my dad as a Father’s Day gift some years back before he passed away,” says Greene to PopMatters. “It’s a pretty emotional song for me. I hope other fathers out there will enjoy it as much as my dad did.”

Back to Birth is out on 21 August via Yep Roc.

In addition to his own tribute, Greene culled together a Father’s Day playlist on Spotify, available for your streaming pleasure below:

Upcoming tour dates for Greene:

June 15-18 — San Rafael, CA — 4 Nights — Terrapin Crossroads (2 nights JGB / 2 nights Acoustic)

July 3, 4 — Evanston, IL — SPACE

July 5 — Chicago, IL — House of Blues (A Tribute to Jerry Garcia with Steve Kimock)

July 11 — Telluride, CO — The Ride Festival (Trigger Hippy)

July 18 — Alma, WY — Grand Targhee Festival

July 22 — Jim Thorpe, PA — Penn’s Peak (Trigger Hippy)

July 24 — Floyd, VA — FloydFest (Trigger Hippy)

Aug 1 — Bridgeport, CT — Gathering of the Vibes (Warren Haynes and the Seaside All Stars)

Aug 2 — Nashville, TN — 3rd & Lindsley

Aug 6 — Denver, CO — Gothic Theater

Aug 7 — Park City, UT — O.P. Rockwell

Aug 8, 9 — Salt Lake City, UT — The State Room

Aug 12 — Los Angeles, CA — Troubadour

Aug 22 — Pownal, VT — Full Tilt Boogie Festival (Trigger Hippy)

Sept 5 — Livermore, CA — Wente Vineyards

Sept 8 — Spokane, WA — Bing Crosby Theater

Sept 9 — Seattle, WA — Neumos

Sept 10 — Portland, OR — Wonder Ballroom

Sept 11 — Grants Pass, OR — Rogue Theater

Sept 13 — Guerneville, CA — Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival

Sept 18 — Nashville, TN — Americana Music Festival

Sept 20 — Boston, MA — Brighton Music Hall

Sept 22 — Washington, DC — The Hamilton

Sept 24 — New York, NY — The Gramercy Theatre

Sept 25 — Philadelphia, PA — World Café Live

Sept 26 — Woodstock, NY — Levon Helm’s Studio

Sept 27 — Portland, ME — Port City Music Hall