CD and Download: Jerry Jams for Rex


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All proceeds from this  release benefit the Rex Foundation

Musicians pay tribute to Jerry Garcia, and proceeds benefit the Rex Foundation.

August 9, 2010 marks the 15 year anniversary of legendary musician and Grateful Dead co-founder Jerry Garcia’s death. As a way to honor his musical and community legacy, the gifted musicians on this compilation have generously contributed stirring live performances of Jerry Garcia songs to benefit the Rex Foundation. Available August 10, 2010, in a variety of formats (see below), Jerry Jams for Rex was brought to life by Brad Serling of nugs.net and includes four exclusive previously unreleased live Garcia songs from Phish, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, The String Cheese Incident, and Keller & The Keels. Other artists in the order they appear on the album are: Railroad Earth, The Black Crowes, Moonalice, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Waybacks, Widespread Panic, Hot Buttered Rum, and Steve Kimock Crazy Engine. All proceeds are a contribution to the Rex Foundation.

Jerry Jams for Rex is possible because of the honorable contributions of music, resources and know-how of the participating artists and people involved in the initiative. The Rex Foundation extends its heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the generosity of spirit and action of the  people involved in creating Jerry Jams for Rex, as well as to all the people who purchase the compilation. Together, we honor Jerry Garcia and demonstrate the positive power of music and community spirit.

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1. Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers – Lady With A Fan
(7/25/2009 – The Biltmore, Asheville, NC) *

2. The String Cheese Incident – Eyes of the World
(8/1/2001 – Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA) *

3. Railroad Earth – Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
(7/29/2006 – Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ)

4. The Black Crowes – Sugaree
(8/1/2006 LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH)

5. Moonalice – Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad
(7/22/2010 – The Silvermoon Brewery, Bend, OR) **

6. Yonder Mountain String Band – Reuben And Cherise
(12/31/2009 – Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO)

7. The Waybacks – Dupree’s Diamond Blues
(4/26/2007 – Watson Stage, MerleFest, NC)

8. Widespread Panic – Cream Puff War
(7/26/2010 Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville, TN)

9. Keller & The Keels – Mountains of the Moon
(6/17/2010 – Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Telluride, CO) *

10. Hot Buttered Rum – Cumberland Blues
(3/21/2009 – Crocodile Cafe, Seattle, WA) **

11. Steve Kimock Crazy Engine – Stella Blue
(7/25/2009 – Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA) **

12. Phish – Terrapin Station
(8/9/1998 – Virginia Beach Amphitheatre, Virginia Beach, VA) *

* previously unreleased, exclusive to Jerry Jams
** bonus download only tracks, not on the CD

Bruce Colfin, The Firm
Rob Helmstetter, Graphic Artist, Foundations Design
Matt Hogan, SCI Fidelity Records
Ice Nine Publishing
Brad Gregory Serling, nugs.net
Micah Gordon, nugs.net
Brian Frost, mastering engineer
The Jerry Garcia Family Estate




Bruce Hornsby, Wayne Pooley, and Marc Allan
Larry Fox, SCI Fidelity Records, and The String Cheese Incident
Brian Ross and Railroad Earth
Greg Cimino, Amy Finkle, and The Black Crowes
Roger McNamee, Dave Way, and Moonalice
Ann Kingston, Ben Hines, and Yonder Mountain String Band
The Waybacks, Ann Blonston, Dave Glasser, Airshow Mastering, and Festivalink.net
Buck Williams, John Bell, Dave Schools, Chris Rabold, and the Widespread Panic family
Keller Williams, The Keels, and Planet Bluegrass
Hot Buttered Rum and their crew
Charlie Miller, Jennifer and Steve Kimock
Kevin Shapiro, Beth Montouri Rowles, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, Trey Anastasio and Red Light Management
And, of course, Jerry.