Run for the Roses | New Rex Foundation Benefit CD Released Today

On Tuesday, April 3, 2012 the Rex Foundation will release 15 tracks from Run for the Roses – Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter and The Jerry Garcia Band. Recorded at The Fillmore in San Francisco, this special live album features gifted musicians performing new and tribute renditions of long-favorite songs.

On December 3, 2011 at The Fillmore in San Francisco, the Rex Foundation presented the benefit concert Run for the Roses to celebrate the music of Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter and the Jerry Garcia Band with three sets of music featuring notable artists. Tim Bluhm and Greg Loiacono of The Mother Hips with Nicki Bluhm performed an acoustic opening set, followed by Greg Anton, Sunshine (Garcia) Becker, John Kadlecik, Melvin Seals and Mike Sugar performing a Jerry Garcia Band tribute set, and Matt Butler conducted the Everyone Orchestra, featuring Tim Carbone, Katy Gaughan and Special Guest John Morgan Kimock along with all the other musicians, to provide a finale improvisational set. The evening also introduced two new original songs penned by Greg Anton and John Kadlecik with lyrics by Robert Hunter – “‘Given’ Me The Business” and “American Spring.” With this compilation of selected tracks from each set, the evening’s unique musical experience is now available to those who could not attend the concert, while also extending the reach of the benefit so as to provide additional charitable support to the Rex Foundation.

On Tuesday, April 3, 2012, this unique musical occasion will be available for all to enjoy with downloads and CDs available from As a special bonus, is offering a free album listening party during the week of the release exclusively at

Run for the Roses – Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter and The Jerry Garcia Band Track List is as follows: (All songs by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter unless noted)

Opening Set: Tim Bluhm and Greg Loiacono of The Mother Hips, with Nicki Bluhm, Dan Eisenberg, and Scott Thunes

1. Bird Song 5:58 2. Tennessee Jed 7:28 3. Brown-Eyed Women 5:19 4. Brokedown Palace 5:27

Jerry Garcia Band Tribute Set: Greg Anton, Sunshine (Garcia) Becker, John Kadlecik, Melvin Seals, Mike Sugar, standing in for Robin Sylvester

1. Run For the Roses 5:44 2. Givin’ Me The Business 5:54 (Robert Hunter/Greg Anton/John Kadlecik) 3. Mission in the Rain 7:12 4. Alabama Getaway 5:27 5. American Spring 5:31 (Robert Hunter/Greg Anton/John Kadlecik) 6. That’s What Love Will Make Us Do 8:50 (Eddie Marion/ James Banks/ Henderson Jr. Thigpen) 7. Tangled Up In Blue 9:30 (Bob Dylan)

Everyone Orchestra Finale: Matt Butler, Musical Conductor, all musicians listed above, with Tim Carbone, Katy Gaughan and Special Guest John Morgan Kimock

1. Rex Jam 16:43 2. Deal 10:23 3. Conducted Jam 10:31 4. My Sisters and Brothers 8:15 (Charles Johnson)

The compilation will be available beginning April 3, 2012 in the following formats:
·MP3, FLAC, and Apple Lossless downloads at
·iTunes download
·CD only available at

About Rex Foundation:
Furthering what Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead started 28 years ago, the Rex Foundation endeavors to fund grassroots programs that are often under the radar of larger funding entities, yet work in bold, innovative ways to 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. The Rex Foundation has distributed $8.7 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 for a complete list of grantees and information about current initiatives.

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