Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Jackson Rathbone - The Spencer Bell Legacy Project

Spencer Bell — poet, musician, artist — passed away in December of 2006 from adrenal cancer. His artistic legacy is being kept alive by his family and friends.

Who is Spencer Bell?
After living in Brooklyn, NY for two years, writing and performing music with his band (“Cactus”—eventually called “The Stevedores” as they came to learn that another band already owned the “Cactus“ name) and attending the New York Film Academy learning 3D computer animation, Spencer briefly returned home in May 2006—just long enough to charge his batteries, deliver a few pizzas, sock away a few bucks and then join his band mates, Ben Johnson (drums), Adam Webb-Orenstein (bass), Sean Fernando (keyboards) and Jake Miller (guitar) in Madison, Wisconsin, to continue their musical lives together all under one roof. It was a dream come true for Spencer and the guys. cotinue reading

Design a shirt for the Spencer Bell Legacy Project
The Spencer Bell Legacy project has been selling its original design since its inception. But new friends means new demand and they are opening up the opportunity for a fan to design the next Spencer Bell Legacy t-shirt. The design may be anything you believe spreads the message that "The Music Lives On". cotinue reading

Show your support
Those 100Monkeys fans attending the Bamboozle music festival held on May 1 and 2 at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in NJ, will be able to buy a new Spencer Bell CD and a new Spencer Bell Legacy t-shirt.

Jackon Rathbone's sister, Kelly Garrett Rathbone, will be at the DeepEllum Arts Festival on April 2-4, 2010 in Dallas, TX. She is creating a collection specifically for this festival and has generously agreed to donate part of her profits to adrenal cancer research.

You can make a donation to the University of Michigan in Spencer's name.

If you want to know more about Spencer or listen to his music you can visit