Singer-songwriter Greeninger to perform at Port Townsend Palindrome
PORT TOWNSEND — Rainshadow Concerts will feature singer-songwriter Keith Greeninger with special guest Jenner Fox at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
The concert will take place at the Palindrome at Eaglemount Cidery, 1893 S. Jacob Miller Road in Port Townsend.
Tickets are $20 each at brownpapertickets.com or at the door. Proof of vaccination is required for entry.
Greeninger, who is based in Santa Cruz, Calif., will perform his original songs.
Here is a sample:
“I am a glorious peasant, I am a passionate fool
“I’m a hard working brown earth poet, never finished school
“I lived on the periphery, by a different set of rules
“I learned from my elders, I gathered my tools”
— Glorious Peasant
Greeninger has won top songwriting awards at the Telluride Blue Grass Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival, and Napa Valley Folk Festival.
He has toured extensively on the national folk and American circuit for over two decades, performing at legendary festivals and venues, appearing on countless national radio shows and sharing stages with dozens of artists. the best known in the country.
Fox, the special guest, comes from a family of river guides in Sisters, Ore. He has produced five albums of original songs.
With his guitar, Fox, in the words of producer Cookie Marenco, “combines the lyricism of Joni Mitchell and the commentary of Neil Young to represent the next generation of singer-songwriters.”
Greeninger, who uses his carpentry skills to support his music, traveled to Nicaragua to help build schools and housing for those displaced by the US-backed Contra war.
In the evening, he listened to the stories and songs of his fellow local workers.
“As the rain fell on humble hopes and dreams, I can no longer claim the innocence of the things I saw,” he wrote of the experience.
His first solo album, “Wind River Crossing”, was released in 1997. After helping organize a music festival in British Columbia called The Gathering at Island Lake, he recorded his second solo album, “Back to You”.
“Glorious Peasant”, released in 2006, was his third album. “Make it Rain” was released in 2010. His last release was “Human Citizen”.
Greeninger also produces music for other artists at his Wind River Studios recording facility in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
To learn more about Greeninger, visit https://keithgreeninger.com.
For more from Fox, check out https://jennerfox.bandcamp.com.