Posts Tagged ‘Rex Foundation’

Rex Foundation’s new music stream

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

The Rex Foundation‘s home page now features a music stream with contributions from a great number of the musicians who support Rex by donating portions of their concert revenues and/or performing at Rex events. I am proud to be one of those supporters.

Also on the Rex page right now: a profile of Donna Jean Godchaux, who has hit the road with a new band this spring.

Drop by and check it out, and while you’re there, please make a contribution and join the mailing list. The Rex Foundation has been doing good works in the world for more than 25 years; this work needs to continue, and that will happen with our support.

Rex Foundation benefit in SF December 13

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Sweet Music Everywhere
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2008
Warfield Theater, San Francisco

Featuring
Peter Rowan
with Friends & Family, including The Rowan Brothers, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Crucial Reggae with legendaries Fully Fullwood & Tony Chin, and the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band
Michael Kang with Panjea
Jackie Greene
The Brass Mafia

and more…

Bring your friends and family and let’s do some dancing in the streets to celebrate what the Grateful Dead started 25 years ago and all that we can do together the next 25 years.

Sweet Music Everywhere will be another special gathering in the tradition of Rex Foundation’s Warfield events. These began on December 1, 2001, with the benefit concert The Healing Power of Music which launched the Rex Foundation’s renewal.

On December 13th, The Warfield will yet again be filled with people enjoying new and old connections, incredible music not heard anywhere else, and the spirit of helping the Rex Foundation launch another 25 years of grassroots giving.

To purchase special pre-concert party and premium concert seating tickets call 415-561-3135 or download the ticket order form.

Reserved balcony tickets of $40 available through Ticketmaster and GDTSTOO, with limited availability through the Rex Foundation.

PLEASE JOIN US!

6:00 – 7:30 Pre-concert reception party: dinner and drinks, plus goodie bags
7:00 Doors open for concert
7:45 Concert

Special Hotel rates for Rex Foundation supporters on December 12th & 13th at:
 Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. 415-433-4434. $175 per night Queen (discount rate good through November 19th) Group Name: REXFOUND

For reservations, call 1-800-433-4434, or make an online reservation.

Take a look at two videos at RexFoundation.org:

One is an invitation from Carolyn Garcia inviting people to attend the Rex Benefit.

The other is an interview Rex Foundation executive director Sandy Sohcot did with Stanley Mouse about the poster he created for the benefit. There is an interesting quip he makes about Jerry at the end of the video.

Keller Williams releases REX for Rex

Monday, May 5th, 2008

This is the official press release on REX, the download-only collection of GD covers by Keller Wiliams, Jeff Austin, and Keith Moseley, released to benefit the Rex Foundation. You’ll hear “One More Saturday Night” and “Bird Song” from this release on GD Hour #1026, week of May 19.

WILLIAMS RELEASES REX (LIVE AT THE FILLMORE):
A GRATEFUL GRASS PERFORMANCE FEATURING WILLIAMS, KEITH MOSELEY, AND JEFF AUSTIN

THE DIGITAL ONLY RELEASE WILL BENEFIT THE REX FOUNDATION

Guitarist/singer/songwriter Keller Williams offers up a live, digital-only release titled REX (Live at the Fillmore). The recording captures a very special live performance by Grateful Grass – a project featuring Williams, Keith Moseley (The String Cheese Incident), and Jeff Austin (Yonder Mountain String Band) – performing not-so-traditional bluegrass versions of Grateful Dead favorites. The collection, recorded February 8, 2006 at Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium, is available now at itunes and other digital retail outlets. 100% of the proceeds from REX (Live at the Fillmore) will go to benefit the Rex Foundation, the charitable non-profit started by the Grateful Dead which gives grants to worthwhile causes.

REX track list:
01 One More Saturday Night
02 Mississippi Half Step Uptown Toodeloo
03 Eyes Of The World
04 Candyman
05 Loose Lucy
06 Black Peter
07 St. Stephen
08 Casey Jones
09 Brown Eyed Women
10 Bird Song
11 Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain

Grateful Dead Hour #1021

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

Week of April 14, 2008

Part 1 30:51
The Waybacks with Bob Weir 12/15/07 Warfield Theater, San Francisco
ST. STEPHEN
The Waybacks, Loaded
SAVANNAH
CONJUGAL VISIT
BLACK CAT
THE RIVER

Part 2 25:29
Grateful Dead 8/5/89 Cal Expo, Sacramento CA
ONE MORE SATURDAY NIGHT
COLD RAIN AND SNOW
WE CAN RUN
STAGGER LEE

The Weirbacks, as the combination has been dubbed, have performed several times, including Merlefest and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. The Waybacks and Bobby’s band, Ratdog, were both on the bill for a Rex Foundation benefit in San Francisco on 12/15/07, and the “St Stephen” you hear here is the happy result of their collaboration that night.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Grateful Dead Productions, announcing the release of Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings, a 9-disc set containing every note recorded at the legendary San Francisco venue on November 9, 10, and 11, 1973. Mastered in HDCD from the original 2-track reels using a state-of-the-art restoration technique, Winterland 1973 captures the post-Pigpen Dead at a creative peak on their home turf. Audio samples, historical documents, message board, and details of a limited-edition bonus disc are available now at dead.net.

The 10,000 Lakes Festival, July 23 through 26 in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. 10KLF features Phil Lesh & Friends, Mickey Hart Band, Dark Star Orchestra, The Flaming Lips, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Michael Franti & Spearhead, and over fifty additional acts. More information and tickets for the 10,000 Lakes Festival are available at 10klf.com

Woodstock Trading Company, a brick-and-mortar as well as an online store offering clothing, posters, incense, tye dyes, and gifts from the Grateful Dead and numerous other bands. The store is located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and online at woodstocktradeco.com.