Guitarist/singer/songwriter Keller Williams offers up a live, digital-only release titled REX (Live at the Fillmore). The recording captures a very special live performance by Grateful Grass - a project featuring Williams, Keith Moseley (The String Cheese Incident), and Jeff Austin (Yonder Mountain String Band) - performing not-so-traditional bluegrass versions of Grateful Dead favorites. The collection, recorded February 8, 2006 at Denver's Fillmore Auditorium, is available now at itunes and other digital retail outlets. 100% of the proceeds from REX (Live at the Fillmore) will go to benefit The Rex Foundation, the charitable non-profit started by the Grateful Dead which gives grants to worthwhile causes.
Look for Keller Williams on the road this summer, offering select plays with his band - Moseley, Droll, and Sipe - and a co-headline tour with longtime friends and musical colleagues Yonder Mountain String Band. Tickets for all shows are on sale now at www.kellerwilliams.net.
REX Track List:
01 One More Saturday Night
02 Mississippi Half Step Uptown Toodeloo
03 Eyes Of The World
05 Loose Lucy
06 Black Peter
07 St. Stephen
08 Casey Jones
09 Brown Eyed Women
10 Bird Song
11 Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain
The complete list of currently confirmed dates is as follows.
May 23 Delfest Cumberland MD Keller and The Keels
May 25 Asheville Music Jamboree Asheville NC Keller Williams and The Keels
June 06 BAMAJAM Enterprise AL
June 07 Wakarusa Lawrence KS
June 08 Wakarusa Lawrence KS Keller and the Transmitters
June 21 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Alpharetta GA w/ moe.
June 25 Innsbrook Glen Allen VA w/ Yonder Mountain String Band
June 26 Norva Norfolk VA w/ Yonder Mountain String Band
June 27 Koka Booth Amphitheatre Cary NC w/ Yonder Mountain String Band
June 28 House of Blues Myrtle beach SC w/ Yonder Mountain String Band
June 29 Loudon Summer Concert Series Ashburn VA w/ Yonder Mountain String Band
July 01 Summerfest Milwaukee WI
July 02 Egyptian Room Indianapolis IN w/ Yonder Mountain String Band
July 04 ROTHBURY Rothbury MI w/ Moseley, Droll, and Sipe
July 05-06 High Sierra Music Festival w/ Moseley, Droll, and Sipe
July 12 All Good Festival Marvin's Mountaintop WV w/ Moseley, Droll, and Sipe
July 17 String Summit North Plains OR
July 18 String Summit North Plains OR w/ Moseley, Droll, and Sipe
July 22 Marymoor Seattle WA w/ Yonder Mountain String Band
July 30 Pine Mountain Flagstaff AZ w/ Yonder Mountain String Band
July 31 Twilight Concert Series Salt Lake City UT w/ Yonder Mountain String Band
August 01 Fox Theatre Boulder CO
August 02 Red Rocks Morrison CO w/ Yonder Mountain String Band
August 31 Gratefulfest Nelson Ledges OH
The Rex Foundation since its inception in 1983, The Rex Foundation has provided $8.3 million in grants to over 1,000 grassroots programs across the U.S. and internationally. Rex Foundation grantees are often smaller organizations likely to be overlooked by larger funding entities, yet are providing bold, innovative and helpful solutions to challenging situations. Fundraising began in 1984 with the Grateful Dead performing "Rex" benefit concerts, but in 1995 became limited when Grateful Dead touring ceased. In December 2001, the Rex Foundation launched its renewal efforts in the absence of direct Grateful Dead concert funding. Now, thanks to the support of gifted musicians, enthusiastic fans and generous contributors, the Rex Foundation, as a growing, grassroots philanthropic community, is furthering what the Grateful Dead started for many years to come..