Tag: Ralph J. Gleason Award

01/03/20

The Ralph J. Gleason Award Origin Story

In a 1993 documentary by filmmaker Jeremy Marre (later of Anthem to Beauty) for the BBC, Jerry Garcia and Phil Lesh explain the origins of Rex’s Ralph J. Gleason Award, and we hear the music of recipients Pharaoh Saunders and David Grisman. 

05/09/16

First Grantees of 2016

We’re delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s first round of grants, as well as the 2016 Ralph J. Gleason Award. Thanks to our recipients for the great work they do, and thanks to you for helping us help them! Ralph J. Gleason Award Levon Helm Studios  $10,000 Grants Cascadia Wildlands  $5,000 Get on the Bus $2,500 […]

05/05/16

Levon Helm Studios

Levon Helm

The 2016 Ralph J. Gleason Award recognizes the commitment to continue Levon Helm’s legacy by following through with his wishes to create a musical landmark at The Barn in Woodstock, New York. More than anything, he wanted the music to continue. He wanted the barn to be host to artists from all walks of life, from […]

02/24/15

Announcing Our First Grantees of 2015

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We’re delighted to announce the recipients of the Rex Foundation’s first grants and awards of 2015, and invite you to learn more about them. It’s our pleasure and privilege to support such great work — and it’s you and your kindness that make it possible. Thank you! 2015 Bill Graham Award Recipient: Rockhouse Foundation (kids pictured above) […]

02/23/15

Doug Wendt

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Doug Wendt has been one of the most influential people in the country in bringing Reggae and World Beat music to the American public. He began his career in the Bay Area as Host & Producer of the pioneering commercial radio reggae program The Reggae Explosion on KTIM AM & FM in San Rafael, CA […]