JACKIE GREENE PARTNERS WITH ANIMATION LEGEND BILL PLYMPTON FOR
HIS NEW EP THE MODERN LIVES – VOL 1
THE FIRST SINGLE AND VIDEO “MODERN LIVES” IS OUT NOW, FOLLOWING ITS DEBUT ON BILLBOARD.COM!
“achingly intimate, surprisingly energetic and unburdened by adherence to genre” – NPR
one of “the most notable guitarists from the next generation of six-string legends.” – Rolling Stone
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (July 21, 2017) – Jackie Greene has partnered with Academy Award-nominated “king of indie animation” Bill Plympton to create a short film inspired by the songs from his new EP The Modern Lives – Vol 1 (out October 13 via Blue Rose Music/The End Records). The songs on the EP tackle the great social paradoxes of the 21st century with humor and honesty: technology meant to simplify life can complicate it in unimaginable ways; crowded cities can be the loneliest places to live; and constructs meant to connect people can leave them feeling more isolated than ever. Plympton’s unique brand of surrealism and the colorful characters that he creates adds an exhilarating animated experience to these musical themes.
“I’ve been a fan of Bill’s animation for some time,” says Greene. “There’s a unique, independent quality to his work that is mercurial and thought-provoking. I told him to let his imagination run wild and nothing was off limits. Which for Bill, is a normal day at the office.”
Plympton adds, “I had heard some of Jackie’s music before, and loved it. But when he contacted me this Spring to create some music videos as a mini-feature film, I was totally elated. Then he sent me the music, and I was knocked out – it was so wonderful! He gave me total freedom with my art and told me to ‘get psychedelic’ with the animation – this is the kind of creative project that every animator dreams about!”
The first in this collaboration series was released today, along with the release of “Modern Lives” on all digital and streaming platforms. Check out some of the animation below, or CLICK HERE TO WATCH!
The Modern Lives – Vol 1
About Blue Rose Music:
Blue Rose Music is an artist collective that assists in the business and creative development of select musicians and projects. With extensive marketing and technology resources, Blue Rose enables artists to bridge their traditional audience-building avenues with today’s web, social and digital sharing capabilities. A portion of all revenue is donated to The Blue Rose Foundation, which provides pre-school scholarships to financially disadvantaged children.
About Jackie Greene:
Since the release of his critically-acclaimed debut album Gone Wanderin’, Jackie has built an endearing audience through a relentless touring schedule with the likes of BB King, Mark Knopfler, Susan Tedeschi, and TajMahal. In just the last four years, he has played lead guitar with The Black Crowes on their Layin’ Down With #13 World Tour, recorded and toured with Trigger Hippy – his supergroup with Joan Osborne – and performed over 250 shows of his own, all while continuing to record and release his solo work. Jackie is a frequent member of Phil Lesh & Friends, and sits in with countless other artists like Tedeschi Trucks Band, Govt Mule, Mississippi All-Stars, Amy Helm, Steve Earle, and Bob Weir.