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Dressy Bessy To Release 'Holler And Stomp' on 9/30/08

Dressy Bessy- for the Grateful Web

After their critically acclaimed last album, Electrified, Dressy Bessy will release its highly anticipated new album, Holler And Stomp, on September 30th, 2008 via Transdreamer Records. Combining uber-indie sensibilities mixed with bombastic style, the band remains inspirational, hook-laden and upbeat. 13 songs will have you dancing and singing in seconds.

"Personal, as well as impersonal experiences over the past few years have helped inspire my urge to HOLLER and STOMP!" – Tammy Ealom

Driven by vocalist Tammy Ealom and guitarist John Hill (who also moonlights in Apples In Stereo), along with groove-meisters Rob Greene on bass and Craig Gilbert on drums – Dressy Bessy bring a sense of style and uniqueness to the rock world. A full tour will commence in September.

Dressy Bessy are about power-pop chords, a dancing rhythm section and the compelling vocals of Tammy Ealom. Her witty lyrics hug the addictive melodies with true style. Backed by guitarist John Hill, whose guitar work helped propel Apples In Stereo to the forefront of the indie rock world and the thundering rhythm section of bassist Rob Greene and drummer Craig Gilbert - Dressy Bessy have the true spirit of underground rock.

Following extensive touring behind their last album, Electrified, Dressy Bessy needed some well deserved time off. For Tammy this meant getting down to writing a new batch of songs. Tammy's always been a self-proclaimed "melody first" sort of gal and wanted to try her hand at a "beats first" approach, sitting down at a drum kit knocking out groovy beats one drum at a time.

Tammy demoed the songs for HOLLER and STOMP at home. After about a year of recording she and the band realized that the songs had taken on the organic grass roots sound that Dressy Bessy was originally built upon and decided that these recordings, with proper mixing, additional guitars, bass, drums & lead vocals, would be the actual album tracks.

The band first met Trent Bell (The Flaming Lips) in 2003 while touring with the Starlight Mints, and had talked briefly about having him mix a record. Once they decided to go with the home recordings for this album, it was obvious that Trent should mix it ... and the rest is history!

The results are obvious with infectious and danceable grooves that dominate the album. Every song leads into the next with a driving authority – it's almost impossible not to move and shake it to these songs.

"Lyrically this album defines MY world. Personal, as well as impersonal experiences over the past few years have helped inspire my urge to HOLLER and STOMP! all over yo' ass! Listen up high!" ~! Tammy Ealom

 

The Live Experience…

Dressy Bessy are no ordinary band, nor are their fans ordinary. The atmosphere is a non-stop party and the music is relentless. Their compelling live show has left them with loyal and fanatical fans around the world. This band refuses to compromise and continues to push the envelope towards blissful entertainment.

"We rock our hearts out! We try to inspire as much dancing as possible," comments Ealom.

During their shows, with the lights flashing and the music pounding, people lose themselves in the Dressy Bessy experience. All this is standard fare for a band whose unscripted performances make for an unpredictable and euphoric atmosphere. "We'll rock the socks off anyone with an hour to spare. Both the band and the fans walk away sweaty and happy," says Tammy.
 
History...

Dressy Bessy have enjoyed great success in their hometown of Denver, where the band lives and plays.

"I decided to pick up the guitar in '96 when John Hill loaned me his four track while he was out touring with The Apples In Stereo, and soon I discovered I had a knack for writing songs and the rest is history," says Ealom.

In 1999, Dressy Bessy released Pink Heart, Yellow Moons, which was highly acclaimed and hailed as "virtually perfect and by far, the catchiest indie-pop record of 1999," by The Stranger. Continuing their run of indie-pop ecstacy, 2002's Sound Go Round, saw the band continue to develop its sound. In the spring of 2003, the band released a collection of rarities called Little Music. Later that year, their self-titled release, Dressy Bessy, expanded the band's base into bona fide indie rockstar status. Dressy Bessy has had numerous songs on soundtracks such as The Powerpuff Girls on the Cartoon Network and But I'm A Cheerleader. In 2005, Electrified shed some serious groove-tunes and caught people's attention when the album was highly praised by.

"We live in a world where upbeat pop, groove, and rock & roll reign supreme. We are just determined to never let anything slow our momentum.  We're always pushing forward, what else is there to do...hopefully in the end, the world will be better place. But you can always find us, just follow the trail of smiles." says Ealom.

Fans will be all smiles as Dressy Bessy release their most accomplished and infectious effort, HOLLER and STOMP.

The Dixon-Rhyne Project

Rob Dixon- for the Grateful Web

Reinvention, the new album and experiment from Rob Dixon and Melvin Rhyne, is a melding of the bebop jazz organ quartet with world music and jam. Though jazz has always been steeped in improvisation, it has had periods where its intricacies have been ingrained into composition on the page with little room for individual color or influence. This album has touches of the San Francisco cool jazz scene and free bop where a jazz combo moves with a melody like a patch of wild mint around a garden, finding new soil and nutrients for its growth.  It's an organic thing, and Dixon and Rhyne are showing that age (whether young or old) isn't any barrier to creating something called jazz.

Rob Dixon, who is comfortable with tenor and alto saxophones, is 37 years old. Born in Georgia, he studied jazz at Indiana University and then went on to New York to work as a side man with The Count Basie Orchestra, The Ellington Band, Rufus Reid, Tony Bennett, and Ray Charles. When he returned to Indianapolis, he formed a trio with drummer Kenny Phelps and organist Brad Whitely. They combined straight jazz with funk influences from Soulive and released an album, "What Things May Be," in 2006.

It was around this time that Dixon met Melvin Rhyne, who plays Hammond B3 organ and Mini Moog. Over three decades Dixon's senior, Rhyne had a history in jazz. Though he was a self-taught jazz pianist, he found work with up-and-coming jazz groups. In the mid 50s, he played with the reed multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk and switched to organ at that time. Rhyne collaborated with jazz guitar legend Wes Montgomery in the early 60s. Soon after, Rhyne moved to Wisconsin and became active in the local music scene. In 1990, he returned to recording and did a record with guitarist Herb Ellis and trumpeter Brian Lynch. He even did a quartet session with Joshua Redman. When he moved back to his hometown of Indianapolis, he and Dixon seemed fated to work together. Now, 71 years old, Rhyne is taking his hard-bop organ and adding his velvet touches to this new project.

Dixon asked his trio drummer, Kenny Phelps, to join the group. His solid drumming has made him a popular session player. Finally filling out the quartet is an unexpected player. Fareed Haque, the sensational guitarist and sitar player with Garage Mahal, came aboard to add color with several guitars.

For Rhyne, this might have been the biggest stretch, to come into a jam-rich environment with the likes of Haque, but Rhyne clearly shines in this new album, putting a mark of jazz authority to the project. His organ work is varied, lively, and inventive. The improvisation that Dixon calls forth from his saxophones sets a benchmark for the rest of the quartet, and Haque, in particular, excels in meeting that level of creativity. And Kenny Phelps keeps it all on track.

The quartet is joined by Salar Nader on tablas on "Shadow and Light" and "Tomorrow Sierra." These two tunes are perhaps the most risk-taking for a jazz ensemble (but not for a jam group with strong jazz roots). "Shadow and Light" is reminiscent of the work of San Francisco percussionist Babatunde Lea and his quartet featuring saxophonist Richard Howell. Though the tablas add an Eastern feel, rather than Afro-Cuban as in Lea's work, they are not as pronounced as in "Tomorrow Sierra." "Shadow and Light" is more jazz whereas "Tomorrow Sierra" has a pronounced world sound with a trippy edge to the jazz.

All of the tunes, except one, on this CD are written by Dixon but enhanced by the quartet. The only cover, "Chit'lins Con Carne" is a classic gleaned from jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell's 1967 recording, Midnight Blue. It's a soul jazz tune where Phelps' gospel backbeat carries the quartet along, allowing Haque to explore this old chestnut.

Throughout the entire album, the sax, organ, and guitar all take turns at soloing, without overstepping anyone's place in the group. No one outshines anyone else. They work as a cohesive whole, creating a real conversation between musicians and producing some of the best jazz I've heard in a long time.

Reinvention is an album to sit and savor. If you're a seasoned jazz enthusiast, you'll love the freshness in this album. If you're knowledge of jazz comes from jam, this will be one to add to your collection. It is one of the best new albums out that combines the long legacy of jazz with the richness of new innovators.

The Dixon-Rhyne Project is something to try to catch live. They are playing at the Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis on July 9 and continue to play in the city when they can.

New York Dolls "Live At Fillmore East"

photos by Sherry Rubel- for the Grateful Web

New York Dolls announce the release of their brand new unabashed live album. Recorded in December of last year at NYC's Fillmore East, this disc captures ten prime tracks from the reunited Dolls:  "Babylon," "Trash," "Jet Boy," "Personality Crisis," "Rainbow Store," "Looking for a Kiss," "Puss 'N' Boots," "Dance Like a Monkey," "Pills," and "Lonely Planet Boy." Its everything you have come love about the Dolls over their giant spanning career, yet still keeps you on your toes and wanting more.

Morrissey recently exclaimed this with a fervor that somehow made his chronologically impossible claims seem plausible. Watching footage of the 'Dolls onstage two years ago at the behest of one of their biggest fans (who was curating the prestigious Meltdown Festival in London) one realized just how vast - and heretofore unsung - their influence truly was. Everyone knows the famous logo: chrome lipstick, scrawling that name across an unseen mirror, but it's more than the great brand. It's not about the androgyny either. Skinny boys were wearing make up long before them. Little Richard. Elvis. It's not even about the music, as the Dolls themselves were always quick to credit 50's R&B numbers or early 60's girl group productions as their own influences. Really, what makes the Dolls so eternal is the attitude - it got into rock's water supply and never left. Kiss, Aerosmith, The Ramones, Blondie, The Sex Pistols, The Damned, Motley Crue, Guns N' Roses, Hanoi Rocks, The Strokes, The Libertines and just about any gang of strutting rockers who are convinced that their band could take your band and possibly your whole town in a pretty for pretty, ugly for ugly throwdown. The Dolls, and their disciples win, not just with brawn but with what guitarist Sylvain Sylvain calls "plenty of intellect and plenty of sex."

Thirty five years into their existence (thirty one since they disbanded down in Florida in a haze of smack withdrawal and managerial anarchy), with three men down, they can still take your band, pretty for pretty, ugly for ugly, onstage, and now, with the long (long) awaited follow up to 1974's awesome Too Much, Too Soon, on CD too. "You know how England is," David Johansen quips in his Staten Island drawl, thick as South Ferry sludge, "We made a big noise over there, and we were having so much fun, we decided to keep going." "The phone didn't stop ringing," Sylvain adds, "The kids wanted this. Kids of all ages." An album's worth of brand new New York Dolls compositions, as unlikely as it may have seemed in 2003, was a foregone conclusion after wildly successful festival and live dates that spanned the past two years. They were a reunion when they re-started. Now, with replacement members feeling comfortable stepping into the stack heels of departed legends like Johnny Thunders, Jerry Nolan, and most recently Arthur "Killer" Kane, they're a gang once more. "It won't be very long that we'll be together longer than the original band was," Johansen laughs.

July 12 - Kent, UK - Down on the Farm Festival

July 13 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Club Vega - Headline

July 16 - Athens, Greece - Fly Beeyond Festival

July 18 - Benicassim, Spain - FIB Festival

July 24 - Stezanno, Italy - Druso Under the Sky Festival

July 25 - Pinarella Di Cervia, Italy - Rock Planet Club - Headline

July 29 - Tel Aviv, Israel - Heatwave Festival  w/ Morrissey

Aug 2 - Lokeren, Belgium - Lokerse Festeen Festival

More Dates To Be Added...

The Spring Creek Bluegrass Band

Spring Creek Bluegrass Band- for the Grateful Web

The Spring Creek Bluegrass Band from Lyons, Colorado is quickly gaining a reputation as the hottest young band in the Rocky Mountains! The quartet play a mix of bluegrass standards and compelling originals, and all four musicians are also accomplished vocalists.

The young band, whose members met in music school in Texas, have studied and performed together for several years, creating a tight, polished sound. Counting such bands as Country Gazette and Hot Rize among their influences, Spring Creek's members have a deep respect for tradition, as well as an innate sense of musical innovation.

Judges at two recent band competitions agree that Spring Creek have what it takes to deliver the high, lonesome sounds in the Appalachian tradition. The band won the Telluride Bluegrass Festival band contest back in June 2007, and won their second Planet Bluegrass title at the 35th annual Rocky Mountain Bluegrass Festival held in Lyons.

Though they clearly appeal to traditional bluegrass fans, the Spring Creek musicians mix in a little something for everyone at their live shows. Expect to hear an Elton John or Gillian Welch cover squeezed in between a blazing fast Carter Stanley instrumental and a rip roarin' Bill Monroe tune.

Finders and Youngberg is a newly formed folk/bluegrass/country music partnership between two talented couples whose paths have finally converged and begun to carve a distinct mark. Though this alliance is newly solidified, the experience of the individuals is boldly evident in the award-winning songwriting and the spaces between the seasoned vocal and instrumental performances.

You can see the Spring Creek Bluegrass band in Boulder on Friday, August 22nd at the Boulder Theater.

Richie Havens to Release 'Nobody Left To Crown'

Richie Havens'' new album out July 29th- for the Grateful Web

A sense of timelessness rings throughout Richie Havens' latest release, Nobody Left to Crown, as though the passing years have only strengthened the meaning of his soul-filled folk rock. Nobody Left to Crown, to be released to the US on Verve Records on July 29th, attests that Richie Havens has never been more relevant, necessary even, than he is today.

 

Gifted with one of the most recognizable voices in popular music, Richie Havens has a soulful singing style that remains as unique and ageless as when he first emerged from the Greenwich Village folk scene in the early 1960s. It's a voice that has inspired and electrified audiences from the Woodstock Music & Arts Fair in 1969, to the Clinton Presidential Inauguration in 1993 - coming full circle with the 30th Woodstock Anniversary celebration, "A Day In The Garden", in 1999. Richie Havens is not a man to easily abandon his hopes for a better world. "We are at the dawn of major change", he declares with a broad smile.  Nobody Left to Crown is his heartfelt and unwavering contribution to these fine aspirations.

 

For over three decades, Richie has used his music to convey messages of brotherhood and personal freedom. With more than twenty-five albums released and a touring schedule that would kill many a younger man, he continues to view his calling as a higher one.  As he told The Denver Post, "I really sing songs that move me.  I'm not in show business; I'm in the communications business.  That's what it's about for me".

 

Richie Havens tours this summer and fall in support of Nobody Left to Crown.  His current list of tour dates is as follows:

 

The current list of confirmed tour dates is as follows:

 

July 05 Guilfest Surrey England
July 06 Solidays Paris France
July 11 Bluesfest Windsor Windsor ON
July 12 Bluesfest London Downtown ON
July 20 Stephen's Talkhouse Amagansett NY
August 02 Newport Folk Festival Newport RI
August 03 Sleeping Bear Dunegrass and Blues Empire MI
August 07 Brooklyn Academy of Music Brooklyn NY
August 08 Reach Performing Arts Center Deer Isle ME
August 09 L. L. Bean Summer Concert Series Freeport ME
August 10 Nashua River Valley Folk Festival Lancaster MA
August 25-26 Mohegan Sun Casino Uncasville CT
August 29-31 Rhythm Festival 2008 Clapham, Bedfordshire, UK
September 05 The Ohio Theater Cleveland OH
September 06 Beverly Arts Center of Chicago Chicago IL
September 13 Tupelo Music Hall Londonderry NH
September 19 Le Poisson Rouge New York NY
September 20 Events Center at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Bethel NY
September 26 Infinity Hall Norfolk CT
September 27 Jonathan's Ogunquit ME
September 28 Higher Ground S. Burlington VT
November 21 The Sellersville Theater Sellersville PA
November 22 Patchogue Theater Patchogue NY
November 28-29 Stone Mountain Arts Center Brownfield ME
December 11 Rhythm & Brews Chattanooga TN
December 13 WorkPlay Theatre Birmingham AL
January 16 One World Theater Austin TX
January 23 Anthology San Diego CA
January 24 The Palmdale Playhouse Palmdale CA
February 06 The Firehouse Coffeehouse Littleton MA
February 07 Veritas Auditorium Chicopee MA
February 20 Kirkland Performance Center Kirkland WA
February 28 Mariner Theatre Homer AK

 

More dates to be announced.

Sugar Hill Years: Americana Master Compilations from Doc Watson & Ricky Skaggs

Doc Watson- for the Grateful Web

Sugar Hill is set to release two new titles as part of their Americana Master Series.  Ricky Skaggs: Best of the Sugar Hill Years and Doc Watson: Best of the Sugar Hill Years will both hit the streets on July 8th, 2008.  Researched and compiled from each artist's body of work on the label, these tracks were culled from radio chart toppers, fan mail, downloads, and songs and tunes that are recurrent favorites at live performances.

Doc Watson
Doc Watson has been an iconic influence on every acoustic guitar player that has come in his wake. A recipient of the National Heritage Award and the National Medal of Arts, Watson's contribution to the American folk idiom is immeasurable. For the Americana Master Series, Watson's Sugar Hill releases - which span over 40 years from 1960 through 2006 - were meticulously combed for the best representation of both the virtuosity that embodies his work, as well as its breadth.

From bluegrass selections that exemplify the flat-picking that has become Watson's calling card to gospel and traditional tunes featuring his soulful vocals, the collection draws upon solo work as well as duets with son Merle and collaborations with Bryan Sutton and Marty Stuart. Also included are tunes featuring the guitarist on banjo and slide guitar, demonstrating the icon's virtuosity and deep connection to Appalachian roots music.

Ricky Skaggs
By the time Ricky Skaggs launched his solo career on Sugar Hill in 1979, he'd already amassed a resume that most retirees would envy. He'd been a member of Ralph Stanley's Clinch Mountain Boys and the legendary Country Gentlemen. He'd made vital recordings with his friend and collaborator Keith Whitley. He'd been in Emmylou Harris's Hot Band, and he'd been part of the pioneering neo-bluegrass band Boone Creek, whose album One Way Track had in fact been Sugar Hill's first release as a label.

For all he did to bring roots to country, this collection is basted in bluegrass, a hand-picked anthology of the hand-picked music of Skaggs in his early years. Classics like "I'll Stay Around" and "Little Cabin Home On The Hill" from Sweet Temptation show an artist who had internalized the sound and tone of the founding fathers, while Tony Rice's guitar solos introduce overtones of innovation.  With the string of Grammy-winning.

Dylan, Cash, Miles + More at Morrison Hotel's 30th St. Exhibit

Miles Davis - photos by Don Hunstein- for the Grateful Web

On July 18 the Morrison Hotel Gallery's Soho loft (116 Prince Street, NYC) will offer the first fine art photography exhibit drawn from the extensive Sony BMG archive. "In Session at the Columbia Records 30th Street Studio" will feature candid, in-the-studio photographs taken mostly by Columbia Records' in-house photographer Don Hunstein, at its legendary 30th Street Studio in New York City. The exhibit will feature over 30 limited edition fine art silver gelatin prints - many of them never-before-seen - of singular figures such as Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Billie Holiday, Tony Bennett, Miles Davis, Muhammad Ali, and Charles Mingus among others. Prior to the exhibit's public opening, the Morrison Hotel Gallery will host invitation-only previews of "In Session" on July 17.

In 1949, an abandoned Armenian Greek Orthodox church at 207 East 30th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenue in Manhattan, was transformed into one of the world's greatest recording studios, where some of the most dynamic and enduring records were created. From Bob Dylan's "Highway 61 Revisited" to Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story," from Miles Davis's "Kind Of Blue" to Glenn Gould's interpretations of Bach's "Goldberg Variations," the 30th Street Studio provided a distinctive ambience, featuring a kaleidoscope of sublime sonic qualities unparalleled in the recording industry.

Though the building itself was demolished, "In Session" frames the momentous occasions that occurred within the 30th Street Studio walls and allows fans to hold on to them forever.

Each print to be featured in this exhibit was meticulously hand selected by the Morrison Hotel Gallery and Sony BMG's ICON Collectibles (www.Icon-Collectibles.com), and represents a piece of musical history. Prints by Don Huntstein are numbered and signed by the photographer, who still lives in New York, and plans to attend the 'In Session' preview events. Prints will also be available for sale at morrisonhotelgallery.com.

About The Morrison Hotel Gallery
Founded in 2001 by former record company executive and producer Peter Blachley, former independent record store owner Rich Horowitz and music photographer Henry Diltz, The Morrison Hotel Gallery has grown to become the major brand in fine art music photography. With already thriving locations in Soho in NYC, La Jolla California, and Los Angeles, MHG opened their largest location to date in March 2008, at 313 Bowery Street in NYC, former home to the legendary CBGB Gallery.

About ICON Collectibles
ICON Collectibles is a business specializing in selling unique Fine Art Prints, Music Plaques, Cover Art and one-of-a-kind memorabilia featuring a diversified collection of some of the world's greatest recording artists including: Bob Dylan, Tony Bennett, Miles Davis, Johnny Cash, Ella Fitzgerald and Muhammad Ali. All offerings are showcased and sold on Icon-Collectibles.com. Powered by SONY BMG Music Entertainment, ICON Collectibles is headquartered in New York City.

Joe Deninzon + Jay and the Americans News & Dates

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius- for the Grateful Web

Joe Deninzon's summer "vacation" includes collaborations with a variety of folks.  He's the musical director for SPIDER DANCE, which he describes as an Italian Riverdance crossed with Cirque Du Soleil, and celebrates the mythical and therapeutic history of the dance, the Tarantella. Mixed with electronic music, the show features fire dancers, stilt walkers, and aerial dancers and percussionist Alessandra Belloni.   From August 9 through the 23, SPIDER DANCE will tour Spain and Italy.

Joe has also co-created an electric, classical music quartet called Metro Strings.  He, of course, plays violin.  Also in the quartet are: and Brazz Tree violinist Mazz Swift and Sweet Plantain's cellist/vocalist David Gotay, and Hiroko Taguchi on viola.

He's got other projects happening; check them out at his NEW website.

Stratospheerius has many tour highlights this summer and an unreleased live bootleg song with vocals called "Climbing," which he wrote for his wife, Yulia, a member of the New York City Philharmonic.

Here are confirmed tourdates for Stratospheerius (more dates, especially on the West Coast in September, to be confirmed)

July 11                          w/ Metro Strings live!  Fat Baby, New York, NY
July 12                          Great South Bay Music Festival
July 25                          w/Danny Aiello's jazz band St. Anne's Church, Hoboken, NJ
August 29                        The Winchester, Lakewood OH
August 30                        Detroit International Jazz Festival
September 4                      Winston's  San Diego, CA 
September 5th                    Leavitt Pavilion, Pasadena, CA (FREE ALL AGES CONCERT)
September 9                      The Red Fox Tavern, Eureka, CA
September 13                     Jam on the Lake  Williamstown, NJ 
September 26                     Harvest Celebration, Fulton, NY
September 27                     Bearslee Castle   Little Falls, NY 
October 3 and 4                  Harvest Fest in Maine   Starks, ME

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Jay and the Americans are performing very special classic shows this year.  While one of the group's concerts are always a treat, these gigs are connected to the history of rock and roll:

August 9, the group performs a benefit concert for the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in Sharon, PA.  The Vocal Group Hall of Fame inducts performers from every era of music history where group members harmonize with each other.  Inducted groups include Simon and Garfunkel, the Cowsills, the Whispers….

On November 1, the guys will be performing at a tribute to Gene Pitney to raise funds for the Somers Education Foundation, which raises money for special educational programs.  The benefit takes place at La Renaissance Banquet House in East Windsor, CT.  The contact number is 413-531-6104.  Event producer Evan Plotkin was a childhood friend of the late Gene Pitney.  Gene's career started in the late '50s, and included so many highlights: including introducing psychedelia to American culture with a 1963 hit "Mecca," singing pop songs with a theatrical flair - "Town Without Pity," "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance."  In the late 1980s, he collaborated with Mark Almond. Like Jay and the Americans, Gene recorded "Cara Mia."  Visit my youtube playlist to hear and see Gene performing "Mecca," "It Hurts To Be In Love," and other hits with a full orchestra.

Jay and the Americans will also perform on a classic rock cruise from January 17 through 24 in the Eastern Caribbean. The tour includes The Guess Who, Paul Revere and Dean Torrance of Jan and Dean fame.  Tickets are available c/o Tammy Selee at Harmon Travel: 208-388-3000.

There will be some amazing shows in group members' hometowns: July 27 is the Boulton Center for the Arts in Bay Shore, NY.  Phone: 631-794-2040.

Jay Reincke is based out of Chicago.  These two summer dates will be great: July 18, at the Lake Zurich Alpine Fest, in Lion's Park, Lake Zurich, IL.  Contact: 847-847-2171

The Buckinghams will also be on hand for the Northbrook Days Festival, which runs from July 30 through August 3.  Jay and the Americans will perform on August 2. Phone: 847-498-5555

New From JEMP Records – 7/22/97 Walnut Creek, Raleigh, NC

On July 22, 1997,  Phish performed the second show of their U.S.

Rex Foundation: Summer Festivals, Limited VIP Tix & More

The Allman Brothers in support of Rex- for the Grateful Web

The Rex Foundation would like to thank the following festivals for including us as one of their non-profits at their 2008 Summer Festivals!   It is with collective efforts we are able to give back to the communities in their areas.  We encourage everyone to attend these festivals and tell them... Rex sent me!

The 2008 Rex Musical Caravan keeps growing and we still have a limited number of VIP tickets left for the upcoming summer shows where RatDog tours with Gov't Mule and then with the Allman Brothers Band.  Enjoy access to top-priced, reserved seating tickets at the shows listed below, while also supporting the Rex Foundation.  Each ticket price noted includes a $50 charitable contribution.

RatDog with Gov't Mule at the Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA

Wednesday, July 9th - SOLD OUT

Thursday, July 10th - SOLD OUT

RatDog with the Allman Brothers Band:

Wednesday, August 13th, Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY 

These tickets at $210 each include a special party before and during the concert with food and beverages, along with VIP Parking.  Theresa and Sandy look forward to seeing you and joining in on the fun.

Saturday, August 16th, Tweeter Center, Mansfield, MA - $113 per ticket

Friday, August 22nd, Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands PAC, Canandaigua, NY - $115 per ticket

Saturday, August 23rd, Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ - $131 per ticket

Saturday, August 30th, Red Rocks, Denver, CO - $113 per ticket

Click here to order tickets or call the Rex Foundation office at 415-561-3134.

Check out Sandy Sohcot's blog posting about The World As It Could Be human rights education project.  Post your own comments and consider forwarding to others who might be interested in this project.

Keller Williams "Rex" Download Reviews?  If you have downloaded this album and have any comments, please post your review on the Rex blog page.  Rex is anxious to hear your thoughts.

Whether we cross paths at one of the Summer Festivals, Jones Beach or in cyberspace, we look forward to traveling the world of giving together with you.  Check out Rex's web site to see what you help make happen.  Climb aboard the Rex Community Caravan and together we can further what the Grateful Dead started in 1983.