Category: Blog post
Rex executive director Sandy Sohcot, standing in front of the Prankster Bus Further, explains why she is on the Bus.
Percussionist extraordinaire (and Rex board member) Mickey Hart, along with compatriots Zakir Hussain, Sikiru Adepoju and Giovanni Hidalgo, won the Grammy for Best Contemporary World Music Album in last night’s Grammy Awards ceremony for their Global Drum Project album. It’s the second such award for Mickey and his fellow drummers, whose Planet Drum won a […]
This week’s archived Grateful Dead Hour broadcast on Dead.net features a 1991 show in which Phil Lesh and Gary Lambert explain the Rex Foundation’s Ralph J. Gleason Award, which they’re about to present to David Grisman. They’re interviewing Grisman and swapping tales of the early days when along comes Jerry Garcia with more stories. It’s […]
When the Grateful Dead launched the Rex Foundation in 1983, they had not yet hit the 20-year milestone. The bandâ€™s break onto the top of the pop charts and into the mainstream’s limelight was a few years away, and the taper’s section was not yet a reality. This community has come a long way! On […]
Rex congratulates Mickey Hart and the Global Drum Project on the Grammy Award nomination in the Best Contemporary World Music Album category for their self-titled, 15-year reunion album from Shout! Factory. The 1991 collaboration album between Zakir Hussain, Giovanni Hidalgo, Sikiru Adepoju, and many other musicians took home the first ever Grammy in the World […]
Carolyn Garcia, former wife of Jerry Garcia and present Rex Foundation Board Member, has posted a video inviting everyone to come out and celebrate our 25th Anniversary!
In 2007 and 2008, the Rex Foundation provided grants to help Christine Stevens of UpBeat Drum Circles bring drumming as a peacemaking and community-building tool to war-torn areas of Iraq. (See Drums of Peace and Ripple Effects). Rex executive director Sandy Sohcot recently received this report and pictures from Christine’s latest trip. Sandy, Thank you […]
It’s been twenty-four years since I saw my first Rex benefit show. Since then I’ve seen more shows, contributed money, and worked with the Rex Foundation over the World Wide Web. It was a great joy to open a new chapter – joining other volunteers to staff a table at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival […]
A two-hour set from Phil Lesh and Friends was the perfect close to San Franciscoâ€™s Slow Food Nation events. Over the course of the Labor Day weekend, sixty thousand people attended Slow Food Rocks concerts, lectures by luminaries such as farmer-poet Wendell Berry, a tasting event, and picnics at various locations across the city. A […]