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Jackie Greene kicks off "Quiet, Please" series at the Varsity tonight

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Tonight's Jackie Greene show marks the first in a City Pages-sponsored series at the Varsity Theater called "Quiet, Please," a unique, lo-fi event that invites a limited number of attendees to experience unplugged music in an intimate, in-the-round setting. Tonight's performer, Jackie Greene, seems like a perfect fit for the acoustic setup -- the California blues songwriter was recently dubbed "The Prince of Americana" by the New York Times, and he is currently touring in support of his folky, low-key new EP, The Grateful (which is available as a free download on his website).

Here's a video of Greene playing a song off his new EP, "Brokedown Palace," with the Dead's Phil Lesh: