Spare the Rock Records, formed in 2010, has released or announced three albums:
Science Fair, released on July 3, 2012, features eighteen exclusive tracks — all sung by women and girls — themed around and benefiting science and engineering education for girls. The album features new music from artists including Mates of State, Laura Veirs, Moona Luna (Pistolera‘s kids’ music incarnation), Elizabeth Mitchell, Frances England, Wunmi, Babe the Blue Ox, and many more.
Keep Hoping Machine Running, co-produced by Jeff Giles, marks Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday. It is a digital-only compilation featuring new performances of classic Woody Guthrie songs from artists including Caspar Babypants, the Okee Dokee Brothers, Little Miss Ann, Dan Zanes, Brady Rymer, Uncle Rock, Christina Marrs, Dean Jones, Frances England, and many more.
Many Hands: Family Music for Haiti, released in 2010 in response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti, has raised over $60,000 for Haitian relief. Featuring 22 tracks, most recorded exclusively for the effort, the record was recognized as one of the finest releases of the year by many sources; Amazon.com called it the best family CD of the year, period.