Spare the Rock Records, formed in 2010, has released four albums, all benefit albums.  The label has donated over $200,000 in proceeds as of the end of 2019.

Buy the CDs at Amazon: Many HandsScience FairKeep Hoping Machine Running, Let All The Children Boogie

Buy on iTunes: Many HandsScience FairKeep Hoping Machine Running, Let All The Children Boogie

Let All The Children Boogie: A Tribute to David Bowie, benefiting the It Gets Better Project, came out in the fall of 2016.  The album includes songs from Adam Levy & Chastity Brown, Ted Leo, Justin Roberts, Wunmi, Jon Langford & Sally Timms, Rhett Miller, and more.  It was produced by me, Dean Jones, Robert Burke Warren, and Stephanie Mayers. As of winter 2019, we’ve donated over $30,000.

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 (via Girls Inc.). 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.  It was produced by Elizabeth Mitchell, Molly Ledford, Dean Jones, and me. It’s raised over $10,000 for Girls Inc.

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.  It benefits the Woody Guthrie Foundation and has raised several thousand dollars.

Many Hands: Family Music for Haiti, released in 2010 in response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti, has raised over $100,000 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; called it the best family CD of the year, period.  It benefits the Haitian People’s Support Project.