Jackie Greene’s vocal and multi-instrumental skills are such that we should all be singing his praises from the nearest mountaintop. Self-taught on guitar and piano, Greene has evolved from small-town coffeehouse hero into a go-to ace addition for various bands, as well as an excellent solo artist in his own right. Yet he remains an unknown commodity for many. Back to Birth, Greene’s first new album in five years, is packed with timeless melodies and a slew of tasty rock hooks, as well as some of the rootsy grit that inspired both the Black Crowes and the Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh and Bob Weir to tap him for various tours and one-off bands since his previous solo work. New songs like “Silver Lining” and “Motorhome” are perfect examples of his blend of rock, country, blues and R&B, and should fit nicely in his Spokane set.