August Greene Releases Remix of “Optimistic”
Featuring Kirk Franklin, BJ The Chicago Kid and Kierra Sheard
Supergroup Comprised of Common, Robert Glasper, & Karriem Riggins
Watch the group perform “No Apologies” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon:
In 2017, Common, Glasper, and Riggins collectively won the Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics on the strength of their song “Letter To The Free,” which was recorded for Ava DuVernay’s documentary 13th.
The longtime friends and musical collaborators felt the time was right to release music from August Greene, which has themes of optimism and black excellence. They have found a sound that does not solely fit into one genre, but is truly an invigorating hybrid of R&B, hip-hop, and jazz.
August Greene has been praised by NY Times, Pitchfork, XXL, Stereogum, Vibe, Consequence of Sound, Billboard, Rolling Stone, The FADER, and NPR Music, who featured the band in their Tiny Desk and First Listen series.
August Greene has a lot planned for the month of August — more remixes are to come, and Amazon is set to debut “The Greene Room,” August Greene’s own page where you can get info the band and purchase products. To keep up to date, stay tuned to August Greene’s socials.
August Greene is now available on CD and vinyl at Amazon
9/7 – Paris, FR – Le Trianon
9/8 – London, ENG – Brixton Academy (Afropunk Fest)
9/9 – Atlanta, GA – ONE Musicfest
9/12 – New York, NY – Carnegie Hall (GOOD+ Foundation Benefit)
11/14 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
11/15 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
11/18 – Miami, FL – Knight Concert Hall
11/20 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre
11/23 – Dallas, TX House of Blues – Dallas
11/24 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre
11/25 – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre
11/29 – Philadelphia, PA – Academy of Music
11/30 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
12/1 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre