Recent News


Rex at the 2008 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

The Rex Foundation is proud to be apart of the non-profits at this years Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. Rex Representatives will be present, educating the community of San Francisco of our good work and getting new supporters on board the Rex Community Caravan. Stop by the Rex Foundation booth and pick up a Jerry Jams CD […]


“Drumming Helps You Find Your Hope”

Last November, 2007, Rex Foundation funded music therapist Christine Stevens of UpBeat Drum Circles in a pioneering program to bring drum circles to northern Iraq for conflict-resolution, peace-making, youth empowerment, and rehabilitation (Drums for Peace).


Keller Williams

</p>…not the Same Old Cover Tunes: The “One-Man Jam Band” talks about Grateful Grass, Rex and Reinvented Traditions

“I’m one of the lucky ones who really love their job. To be able to do it and give the proceeds to worthy causes is a blessing, whether it is music or painting or carpentry or whatever.”

– Keller Williams



</p>Using the Power of Community for Good

“If I didn’t play in a band and I wanted to raise the money personally, it would have been a fraction of what we’re able to do, because we have moe. It goes way beyond what you would be able to do as an individual; it’s all about working together as a community to do this stuff.”

– Al Schnier


JazzMasters Workshop: 2008 Route 66 Trip to Support Music For Kids

On May 12, western bebop band Cow Bop will depart Chicago , headed west on Route 66 in support of JazzMasters Workshop, which provides music-mentoring programs for children. The Rex Foundation endowed the program with The Jerry Garcia Award as the first piece of support for the Route 66 event. Like previous trips, where the band left with only $100 and no scheduled gigs, bopping and bartering their way to the west coast securing per-mile pledges, they hope to get the word out to raise awareness and funds to ensure that the music stays a part of young peoples’ lives.


Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity: News Update

Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity
News Update

“Youth Homelessness: a Growing Trend”
narrated by Peter Coyote
airing PBS KRCB Tuesday, May 20th 7:30pm


Press Release: Wavy Gravy’s 72nd Birthday

On Thursday May 15, Wavy Gravy will celebrate his 72nd Birthday with a Benefit for Camp Winnarainbow at 142 Throckmorton Theatre in the heart of Mill Valley.