Keith Greeninger presented by Rainshadow Concerts
Keith’s brand new release Human Citizen emerges as a voice of welcome sanity above the challenges of the times we find ourselves in. Without dividing or preaching Greeninger’s writing on this collection of songs has a way highlighting and embracing our better selves and our shared humanity. Drawing respectfully from his influential 1970s musical upbringing he embraces the elements of folk, rock, soul and Gil Scott Heron-type jazz influences by introducing horns and flute on a number of the albums tracks.
Human Citizen is a record built both for effective radio play and for long-term full scale listening with a healthy blend of melodic and sonic hooks balanced with rich multi-layering and inspired musical performances by a cast of world class musicians that include lead guitarist Doug Pettiebone ( Lucinda Willams, John Mayer), keyboardist Billy Payne (Little Feat, Jackson Browne, James Taylor), bassist Tiran Porter (Doobie Brothers), drummer Jim Norris (Lacy J Dalton, Larry Hosford), guitarist Randy Ray Mitchell (Warren Zevon, Donna Summers), drummer Ricky Fatter (Bonnie Raitt, Beach Boys), and bassist Hutch Hutchinson (Bonnie Raitt Band, Neville Brothers). While surrounded and inspired by some of his musical heroes, Greeninger is never overwhelmed or buried. His songwriting narrative and compelling vocals are always at the forefront of Human Citizen guiding the listener through the compelling and uplifting emotional terrain the the record navigates.
Greeninger has performed on the main stage of music festivals through out the US and Canada including:
The Telluride Blue Grass Festival, The Kate Wolf Festival, The High Sierra Music Festival, The Strawberry Music Festival, The Kerrville Folk Festival, The American River Music Festival, The Sisters Folk Festival, The Oregon Country Fair, and the Gathering at Island Lake in Canada just to name a few
Along with his touring and performing, Keith records and produces music for other artists at his Wind River Studios recording facility in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Northern California.
With nothing more than a guitar in hand and a song with a story to tell, Keith completely captivates his audiences. Keith Greeninger is that rare performer for whom people lean forward in their seats, absorbing every note and every word. They just don’t come any more authentic, or humble for that matter.