Jackie Greene Plays Dead With Dead & Co, moe., Twiddle Members For Charity [Full Pro-Shot]
[Photos by Lou Montesano]Fans of Al Schnier (moe.), Leslie Mendelson, and Scott Sharrard can catch all three of them and countless others at the upcoming Brooklyn Comes Alive. Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive is set to take place across three venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Brooklyn Bowl, Schimanski, Music Hall of Williamsburg) on September 23rd and 24th. The unique homegrown event puts the focus on the musicians, curating dream team collaborations, tributes, and artist passion projects for two full days of incredible music both new and old.The 2017 lineup is set to include hand-selected band lineups featuring all-star musicians like John Scofield, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Vinnie Amico (moe.), Bernard Purdie, Joel Cummins, Ryan Stasik, and Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield and Jesse Miller (Lotus), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Alan Evans (Soulive), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers), Henry Butler, Jon Cleary, Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Michael League, Nate Werth, Chris Bullock, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), and scores of others! Last night, the ever-talented Jackie Greene made his way to Brooklyn Bowl along with an impressive roster of “Friends” for a Grateful Dead “appreciation night” benefitting Rock and Wrap It Up!, a live music-oriented non-profit that collects surplus food from concerts and festivals and delivers it to our nation’s poor and hungry. Greene curated a fully loaded lineup of musicians to round out the benefit’s Jackie Greene & Friends house band, including including Jeff Chimenti (Dead & Company), Mihali Savoulidis (Twiddle), Al Schnier (moe.), Leslie Mendelson and Scott Sharrard (Gregg Allman Band).INTERVIEW: Jackie Greene Talks Playing All The Parts & Drawing Inspiration From LimitationsThe band opened with an extended “Scarlett Begonias” > “Fire On The Mountain,” with Mendelson handling the “Scarlett” vocals and Savoulidis singing lead on “Fire,” with Chimenti adding beautiful keyboard flourishes throughout. Greene availed himself wherever possible throughout the tune–and the show as a whole–moving from slide guitar soloing to keys duets with Chimenti to lead vocal turns and back again with ease. Various special guests wound their way into the fray over the course of the night, tackling further favorites like “New Speedway Boogie,” “So Many Roads,” “He’s Gone,” “Shakedown Street,” and “Bertha,” before closing the night with all the musicians onstage for “I Know You Rider” and “Sugaree.”Thankfully for everyone who couldn’t make it, Relix and Brooklyn Bowl offered a free Livestream of the entire concert below. You can watch the entire Jackie Greene & Friends performance with Jeff Chimenti, Al Schnier, Mihali Savoulidis, Leslie Mendelson, Scott Sharrard, and more below. You’ll also notice a button allowing you to donate to the cause. Donations are still being accepted. Whether you want to support Rock and Wrap It Up!’s charitable pursuits, or simply show your appreciation for the excellent music and the high-quality stream, it’s not give it a click and show them some love: For over 25 years, the non-profit organization Rock and Wrap It Up! has worked tirelessly to reduce poverty and hunger nationwide. The global think tank has a number of programs designed for this cause, including a successful initiative collecting food that has been prepared but not served at major events like concert tours, educational institutions, the hospitality industry, sporting events, and film shoots. Working with local kitchens and shelters, Rock and Wrap It Up! coordinates food pickups at venues all across the country, ensuring that “one man gathers what another man spills.” To learn more about Rock and Wrap It Up! or to donate to the cause, head to their official website.Brooklyn Bowl: 9.14.2017 ***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***Brooklyn Comes Alive is now offering single day tickets, as well as a ticket payment plan for as low as $30/month. When checking out, just select “Monthly payments with Affirm” as your payment method. To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website.