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The Center for the Arts OnTheGo Presents Keith Greeninger with Dayan Kai Opener: Achilles Wheel Trio Quartet
Sunday, June 9th 7:30 PM Foothills Event Center
Keith Greeninger returns to the Center For The Arts OnTheGo on Sunday June 9, 7:30pm, presented at the Foothills Events Center. Joining Keith will be long time musical partner Dayan Kai and percussionist Jim Norris, featuring a preview of his upcoming CD, Human Citizen. Keith will have a special pre-release version of the new CD available at the event.
Set for an Autumn 2019 release, this new record is being recorded, mixed and self produced at his studio in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Human Citizen is the 6th release from this award winning singer songwriter known for his introspective lyrics and warm soul stirring vocals. The new CD features contributions by a top shelf array of musicians including Multi Instrumentalist Dayan Kai, Drummer and Percussionist Jim Norris, as well as Guitarist Doug Pettybone of the Lucinda Willams Band, and bassist Tiran Portter of the Doobie Brothers.
One of the featured songs on the new album is a song Greeninger co-wrote with friend Terry Gerhardt, a local to the Auburn foothills and a two time Purple Heart recipient from the Vietnam war. The song is entitled “22 Angels” and speaks to the suicide epidemic among military veterans. National statistics show our nation is loosing almost 22 veterans a day on average to suicide. Keith plans to be working with veterans groups in various towns and Cities on this pre-release tour. Locally Hospitality House, a local 501 (c) (3) nonprofit community shelter serving homeless Nevada County residents will be at the event and on hand to speak about their outreach with homeless Veterans. Local retired Army Colonel Bill Fortier will also be on hand to share a few words to Veterans and family members in the local Nevada County community based on his personal experiences.
Bill recently spent 3 years assisting in the development and production of a Military Documentary entitled, A Solemn Promise, America’s Missing in Action. He then helped the film’s Producer, former 2-tour Vietnam Helicopter pilot, Richard Jellerson, in editing Richard’s new book about the invisible wounds of the war entitled The Healing, Pan Am Flight 001.
Opening the show will be local favorite Achilles Wheel Trio Quartet. Paul Kamm, Jonny Mojo and Shelby Snow are singer/ songwriters and front men of the Northern California Roots and World music/Rock and Roll jam band, Achilles Wheel. As an acoustic trio they bring the same high energy and engaging stage presence to a quieter place, combining a bit of Country and Bluegrass to the band’s famously hard driving sound. But it’s the infectious quality of their songwriting that really shines in this setting, and the diverse nature of it as well. Paul and Jonny work off of each other like two sides of the same coin, actively looking for and pushing each other to find the most in whatever song they’re playing. Shelby on the bass is like a river, both calm and turbulent, that runs through it and ties it all together. Mark McCartney, Achilles Wheel full band drummer and percussionist will be joining them for this special show.
Of special note, the full Achilles Wheel band are recipients of this year’s 2019 Sammie award for Best World Music Artist.
Keith, Dayan and the Achilles Wheel members share a long musical friendship and respect together, and will close the night out performing songs together.