Jerry Jams Rex Foundation Benefit CD

by Dennis on October 6, 2010

The Rex Foundation was created by “members of the Grateful Dead and Friends” in 1983 as a charitable non-profit organization to “proactively provide extensive community support to creative endeavors in the arts, sciences, and education.” The organization is named after Rex Jackson, a Grateful Dead roadie and later road manager until his death in 1976. The first benefit concerts for the Rex Foundation were held in the spring of 1984 at the Marin Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium. Since then the Rex Foundation has granted $8.2 million to some 1,000 recipients. All grant recipients are selected through the personal knowledge of decision makers – as a result, grant requests are not solicited. Grants are made once or twice a year. This CD, “Jerry Jams” is another in a long line of reasons why the Rex Foundation is so easy to support.

Here’s the Scarlet Begonias Radio Playlist for 8/28/10:
Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers – Lady With A Fan (7/25/2009 – Asheville, NC)
The String Cheese Incident – Eyes of the World (8/1/2001 – Los Angeles, CA)
Railroad Earth – Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo (7/29/2006 – Asbury Park, NJ)
The Black Crowes – Sugaree (8/1/2006 Columbus, OH)
Moonalice – Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad (7/22/2010 – Bend, OR)
Yonder Mountain String Band – Reuben And Cherise (12/31/2009 – Denver, CO)
DQ
The Waybacks – Dupree’s Diamond Blues (4/26/2007 – MerleFest, NC)
Widespread Panic – Cream Puff War (7/26/2010 – Knoxville, TN)
Keller & The Keels – Mountains of the Moon (6/17/2010 – Telluride, CO)
Hot Buttered Rum – Cumberland Blues (3/21/2009 – Seattle, WA)
Steve Kimock Crazy Engine – Stella Blue (7/25/2009 – San Francisco, CA)
Phish – Terrapin Station (8/9/1998 – Virginia Beach, VA)

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