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Kettle Joe's Psychedelic Swamp Revue Rex Fundraiser

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The Grateful Dead's Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay, Mookie Siegel of the David Nelson Band (and formerly a member of both Phil & Friends and Ratdog), Wendy Lanter of Hope in Time, and Jeff Mattson, Tom Circosta, Klyph Black and Dave Diamond, all of the The Zen Tricksters, now create music together as Kettle Joe's Psychedelic Swamp Revue. Thrilling and surprising audiences with a unique mix that spans a variety of musical genres, Kettle Joe's showcases both the extraordinary musicianship and amazing songwriting craft of its members. The band displays astonishing mastery of "the jam," and possesses uncommon vocal prowess. All seven band members sing well, and they achieve deeply rich textures and harmonies throughout their repertoire. These incredible and highly regarded musicians have made Kettle Joe's their full-time musical vehicle, and continue to perform a growing catalog of original material, contributed (and increasingly co-written) by its various members, along with some truly choice covers.

Donna Jean recently said she is "thrilled and honored to be creating and performing music with such an immensely talented group of artists.  This is my dream come true, and I think we'll be doing this for a long time to come. It's just way too much fun not to!"

DATE OF SHOW: DECEMBER 29, 2006

Whitaker Center For Science & The Arts, Sunoco Theater

301 Market St Fl 7, Harrisburg, PA
Tel: (717) 221-8201

kettleTICKETS:

Concert tickets are $25.00 and $1.00 of every ticket will be donated by 4Evergreen to the Rex Foundation. Tickets are available online.

MEET & GREET:

Purchase on day of show the CD of the November 12, 2005 Rex Foundation Black Tie-Dye Ball, produced by members if the band, and you can be part of a pre-show meet and greet with the band, with a signing of the CD. CD's are $20.00 and all the proceeds of the CD sales go to REX. -Sorry, due to time limitations, no other signing will be permitted-

The Rex BTDB CD is also available online.

The Rex Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable organization established in 1983 by friends and members of the Grateful Dead, has been aiding in building stronger communities, promoting individuality in the arts, helping secure a more healthy environment, and protecting the rights of indigenous people for twenty-two years.  The first Grateful Dead Rex benefit concert was held in the spring of 1984.  Over the course of the next 11 years, the Rex Foundation granted over $7 million to some 900 programs.  In December 2001, the Rex Foundation launched its renewal efforts in the absence of direct Grateful Dead concert funding, presenting fundraising events in the Bay Area and in other cities across the country, and has since granted $776,500 to 127 programs across in the United States and internationally.

September 23rd REX FOUNDATION Black Tie-Dye Ball

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Founded in 1984 by the Grateful Dead, the Rex Foundation celebrates the magical combination of music, community, creativity and joyful spirit . This is the third Black Tie-Dye Ball the Rex Foundation has presented with Dark Star Orchestra. We began this now burgeoning tradition in Chicago on March 6, 2004, then in Washington, D.C. on December 3, 2005. The next installment will be on September 23rd, 2006 in Denver at The Fillmore Auditorium.

We look forward to another great Saturday night with Dark Star Orchestra as we celebrate and support Denver's enterprise and community spirit. Proceeds from the event will support local non-profit programs.

ABOUT DARK STAR ORCHESTRA:

There are a lot of cover bands around and a lot of those are Grateful Dead cover bands. You've seen them, they're good. Most include the music of Jerry Garcia, Bobby Weir et al with other cover songs and some originals mixed in. DSO is a different breed of "Dead" band. What Dark Star Orchestra does is recreate the Grateful Dead. Not with hippie wigs and fake beards but through the live music. They play the setlist song for song in the same arrangements used by the Dead members of that period. When you're at a DSO show you may really be in the Providence Civic Center back in May of '81. Or you could even be at the 1973 Denver Coliseum show listening to Weather Report Suite. Who knows?

Actually no one does and that's part of the trip. The date of the show to be recreated is kept secret right up till the performance. Oh, there are clues (the number and placement of microphones, the keyboard setup, a midi guitar) and the secret becomes part of a game. Usually the audience in front starts throwing out guesses toward the end of the first set. The wiser observer waits for the start of the second set to venture a showdate. Sometimes a curious look comes over the faces of the audience as they realize, "Hey! I was at this show!" followed by a smile as they realize...they're at the show again! Remember: This is an exhibition, not a competition. So please....no wagering! The original showdate, for those who are DEADBASE-impaired, is announced at the end of the night usually followed by an extended encore of the band's choosing.

rexThe Rex Foundation aims to help secure a healthy environment, promote individuality in the arts, provide support to critical and necessary social services, assist others less fortunate than ourselves, protect the rights of indigenous people and ensure their cultural survival, build a stronger community, and educate children and adults everywhere.

Join the Rex Foundation at the Black Tie-Dye Ball, celebrating the magical combination of music, community, creativity and joyful spirit. Proceeds support local non-profit programs.

Concert-only tickets are $26.00 and are available at www.ticketmaster.com and "Mile High" Premium Seating Tickets ($125) and "Summit" Front and Center Tickets ($300) which both include the Pre-Concert Reception with the Artists and dinner, are available on the Rex Foundation web site. For more information, go to www.rexfoundation.org or call 415-561-3135.

dsoThe Rex Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable organization established in 1983 by friends and members of the Grateful Dead, has been aiding in building stronger communities, promoting individuality in the arts, helping secure a more healthy environment, and protecting the rights of indigenous people for twenty-one years. Their fundraising began in 1984 with the Grateful Dead performing "Rex" benefit concerts. Over the course of 11 years, the Grateful Dead raised $7 million which reached 900 programs. In December 2001, the Rex Foundation launched its renewal efforts by presenting fundraising events in the Bay Area and in other cities across the country, and has since granted $751,500 to 119 programs in the United States and internationally.

Rex Foundation Benefit Show in New York City

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Founded in 1984 by the Grateful Dead, the Rex Foundation celebrates the magical combination of music, community, creativity and joyful spirit in New York City on Saturday, November 12th with its Black Tie-Dye Ball featuring The Zen Tricksters and special guests Donna Jean Godchaux-McKay (Grateful Dead, Heart of Gold Band), David Nelson (New Riders of the Purple Sage, David Nelson Band), Tom Constanten (Grateful Dead), Rob Barraco (The Zen Tricksters, The Dead, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Dragonflys), Greg Anton (Zero, Heart of Gold Band), Michael Falzarano (Hot Tuna), and Wendy Lanter (Hope in Time). Mickey Hart is a special guest at the pre-concert reception.  Call (415) 561-3135 or go to www.rexfoundation.org for vip tickets & ticketmaster for concert tickets.  Proceeds support local non-profit programs.