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 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 featured on the album include The Black Crowes, Yonder Mountain String Band and more. All proceeds are a contribution to the Rex Foundation.
Furthering what Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead started, the Rex Foundation was born in 1983 as a way to fund bold and innovative grassroots programs that carry out essential work toward a healthy environment, promotion of the arts, protection of indigenous cultures, assisting others less fortunate, building strong communities, and educating children and adults everywhere. A non-profit charitable organization, the Rex Foundation has distributed $8.6 million in grants to over 1,000 programs across the U.S. and internationally, while also carrying out fundraising initiatives that foster creativity and positive community connections. Visit rexfoundation.org for a complete list of grantees and information about current initiatives.
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 following 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.
1. Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers - Lady With A Fan
(7/25/2009 - The Biltmore, Asheville, NC) *
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
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
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Sandy Sohcot, Matt Butler, and The Rex Foundation
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 Montuori Rowles, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, Trey Anastasio and Red Light Management
And, of course, Jerry.
The best part about Terrapin is the crowd. Don't get me wrong, they fucking killed it. But that energy in that crowd!!! I heard some dude talking about having this show on CD during '98 fall tour an
cover tunes (9/1/2010 11:37:31 AM)
Phish has been successful at making Terrapin Station there best cover tune ever. The worst: L.A. Women 12-30-03.
STL_Kinfolk (8/12/2010 8:50:50 AM)
I don't think GE Smith is still playing with Moonalice.