- Songbirds North
- $25 General Admission Ticket
Songbirds North Stage
Jimmy Hall and friends featuring Kenny Greenberg
Doors: 6 PM | Show: 7 PM | All Ages | Fully Seated
Jimmy Hall first gained notoriety as the lead vocalist, saxophonist, and harmonica player for the band Wet Willie, which emerged from Mobile, Alabama in 1970. His unique brand of R&B-infused rock and roll swagger propelled the group’s “Keep On Smilin’” to the Top 10 on the Billboard singles chart in 1974. After five albums with Capricorn Records, Wet Willie moved to the Epic label in 1977, carrying the singles “Street Corner Serenade” and “Weekend” to the Top 40 along with five other songs to land in the Top 100. As a solo artist, Jimmy appeared in the Top 40 yet again with “I’m Happy That Love Has Found You” in 1980. His appearances on TV staples such as American Bandstand, Solid Gold and others have cemented his part in the pop culture of our age. His songs have been recorded by Gregg Allman, Jason Isbell, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Johnny Russell, and others. Additionally, Jimmy has been a vocalist and bandleader for Hank Williams, Jr. since the 1980s, as well as a featured guest performer for The Allman Brothers, Lynard Skynard, Charlie Daniels, Delbert McClinton and many others. Jimmy is an inductee of both the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. A 2017 Alabama Media Group article dubbed Jimmy “Alabama’s greatest Southern rocker.”
A big part of the Jimmy Hall narrative has been his long and fruitful collaborative friendship with Jeff Beck. Jimmy and Jeff Beck first worked together on Jeff’s Flash album in 1985, which featured his vocals on the songs “Ambitious” and “Gets Us All in the End.” His work on the album earned Jimmy a Grammy nomination for Best Male Vocalist in 1986. That same year, he toured Japan with Jeff’s band. The pair reunited for another Japanese tour in 2005 before going on to join forces once again for a 2014-2015 tour co-headlined by ZZ Top. Jimmy has been “honored and humbled” to work with Jeff frequently in recent years, including their third tour of Japan in 2015, a successful string of dates with Blues legend Buddy Guy in 2016, and a European leg that culminated in a sold-out show at London’s O2 Arena with Van Morrison. You can hear Jimmy’s vocals and harmonica on Jeff’s recent release, the critically acclaimed Live +. Jimmy was also honored to be included in Jeff’s 2017 DVD/2CD album release “Live At The Hollywood Bowl” where he joined forces with Billy F. Gibbons, Buddy Guy, Jan Hammer, Beth Hart and Steven Tyler. Recent high-profile appearances have included appearances for the Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts celebrating the legacy of Gregg Allman & The Allman Brothers Band. Jimmy has just concluded 50 dates with the Jeff Beck group on the 2018 world tour across Europe and the United States.
PRODUCTION AND WRITING CREDITS
Produced the number one album(“Deep South”) and single (“Hometown Girl”) for the 2017 Josh Turner cd on Universal.
Musical director and producer for the 2016-2017 internet music series Skyville Live
Produced the Academy Award-nominated song "Soft Place To Fall" from the Robert Redford movie "The Horse Whisperer". Also contributed instrumental music to the movie and soundtrack.
Produced three Grammy-winning records in the Rock/Gospel category on Ashley Cleveland.
Produced and played guitar on Edwin McCain's platinum record "Misguided Roses" on Atlantic Records
Produced country artists Josh Turner, Toby Keith, Pam Tillis, The Mavericks, and Allison Moorer, folk artist Joan Baez, and alt-rock band Llama.
Written and produced instrumental music that has been used in the VH1 Behind the Music series, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, Entertainment Tonight, the Lifetime channel, the Playboy channel, etc....
2012 ACM guitarist of the year
Has played guitar on records by Bob Seger, Etta James, Willie Nelson, Jewel, Buddy Guy, Taylor Swift, Joan Baez, the Indigo Girls, etc,,,
As a songwriter, Kenny wrote the Amy Grant hit "House of Love" and SheDaisy's "Little Goodbyes". He has produced and written the ’04 ASCAP Christian song of the year “More” and was nominated for GMA song of the year in ’05.
Has toured with Bob Seger, Kenny Chesney, and Toby Keith
As a label owner, his record label, 204 Records, has released 7 records, two of which have won Grammys.
His studio(Ken's Gold Club) was in EQ magazine in Feb '02 in the "Room with a VU" section.