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Tony Rice
Tony Rice

Tony Rice (born June 8, 1951 in Danville, Virginia) is an influential bluegrass guitarist. Tony Rice, American Bluegrass musician This is a copyrighted promotional photo with a known source. ... Tony Rice, American Bluegrass musician This is a copyrighted promotional photo with a known source. ... June 8 is the 159th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (160th in leap years), with 206 days remaining. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Danville is an independent city located in Virginia, bounded by Pittsylvania County, Virginia and Caswell County, North Carolina. ... Bluegrass music is considered a form of American roots music with its own roots in the English, Irish and Scottish traditional music of immigrants from the British Isles (particularly the Scots-Irish immigrants of Appalachia), as well as the music of rural African-Americans, jazz, and blues. ... Steve Howe playing lead guitar for Yes in 1977 A guitarist is a musician who plays the guitar. ...


Tony Rice spans the range of acoustic music, from straight-ahead bluegrass to jazz-influenced new acoustic music, to songwriter-oriented folk. He is perhaps the greatest innovator in acoustic flatpicked guitar since Clarence White. Over the course of his career, he has played alongside J. D. Crowe and the New South, David Grisman (during the formation of “Dawg Music”), led his own groups, collaborated with fellow picker Norman Blake and recorded with his brothers. He has recorded with drums, piano, soprano sax, and with straight-ahead bluegrass instrumentation. It has been suggested that Folkies be merged into this article or section. ... Clarence White (June 7, 1944 - July 14, 1973) was a guitar player for The Byrds and the Kentucky Colonels. ... James Dee Crowe (August 27, 1937 in Lexington, Kentucky) is an American banjo player best known as J. D. Crowe. ... The New South is a bluegrass band formed around 1973 by banjo player J.D. Crowe. ... David Grisman David Grisman (born 1945 in Hackensack, New Jersey) is a noted bluegrass/newgrass mandolinist and composer of acoustic music. ... Norman Blake (March 10, 1938- ) is an American folk instrumentalist, singer, and composer. ...


Rice was born in Danville, Virginia but grew up in California, where he was introduced to bluegrass by his father. He and his brothers learned a lot from hot L.A. pickers like the Kentucky Colonels, led by Roland and Clarence White. Crossing paths with fellow enthusiasts like Ry Cooder, Herb Pederson and Chris Hillman reinforced the strength of the music he had learned from his father. Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 402. ... Kentucky Colonels Logo This article is about a professional basketball team. ... Clarence White (June 7, 1944 - July 14, 1973) was a guitar player for The Byrds and the Kentucky Colonels. ... Ry Cooder (born March 15, 1947) is a guitarist especially well known for his slide guitar work. ... Chris Hillman (born December 4, 1944, Los Angeles, California)was one of the original members of The Byrds(1965) with Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby, and Michael Clarke. ...


In 1970, Rice had moved back to Kentucky where he played with the Bluegrass Alliance, and shortly thereafter, J.D. Crowe's New South--based out of Lexington. The New South was known as one of the best and most progressive bluegrass groups - even adding drums and electric instruments. But when Ricky Skaggs joined up in 1974, the band recorded "J. D. Crowe & the New South", an acoustic album that became Rounder’s top-seller up to that time. With Rice on guitar and vocals, Crowe on banjo and vocals, Jerry Douglas on Dobro, Skaggs on fiddle and mandolin and Bobby Slone on bass, the band’s energy, as well as their instrumental and vocal drive have rarely been matched. 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... State nickname: Bluegrass State Official languages English Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Governor Ernie Fletcher (R) Senators Mitch McConnell (R) Jim Bunning (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 37th 104,749 km² 1. ... James Dee Crowe (August 27, 1937 in Lexington, Kentucky) is an American banjo player best known as J. D. Crowe. ... The New South is a bluegrass band formed around 1973 by banjo player J.D. Crowe. ... Ricky Skaggs, April 1988 Ricky Skaggs (born July 18, 1954 in Lawrence County, Kentucky) is a country music musician, singer and composer. ... Jerry Douglas is an actor, who has been on The Young and the Restless for 25 years. ... A Dobro style resonator guitar Dobro® is a trade name used mainly for guitars. ...


Around this time Rice met mandolinist David Grisman, who played with Red Allen during the ‘60’s and was now working on some original material that blended jazz, bluegrass and classical styles. Rice left the New South and moved to California to join Grisman’s all instrumental group. As part of the David Grisman Quintet, Rice expanded his horizons beyond three chord bluegrass, studying chord theory, learning to read charts and expanding the range of his playing. Henry Red Allen (January 7, 1906 - April 17, 1967) was an influential jazz trumpeter. ...


In 1979, he left the group to pursue his own music. He recorded "Acoustics", a guitar-oriented record, and then "Manzanita" which collected some favorite folk and bluegrass vocals. In 1980, Rice, Crowe, Bobby Hicks, Doyle Lawson and Todd Phillips formed a highly successful coalition, attacking bluegrass standards under the name the Bluegrass Album Band. This group has recorded six volumes of music. 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...


Rice’s solo career hit its stride with "Cold on the Shoulder", a collection of bluegrass vocals. With this album, "Native American" and "Me & My Guitar", Rice arrived at a formula that incorporated his disparate influences, combining bluegrass, the songwriting of folk artists like Ian Tyson, Joni Mitchell, Phil Ochs, Bob Dylan and especially Gordon Lightfoot, with nimble, jazz-inflected guitar work. Simultaneously, he pursued his jazz and experimental “spacegrass” with the Tony Rice Unit on "Mar West", "Still Inside", "Backwaters" and "Devlin". Famous Alberta cowboy music singer. ... Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943, in Fort Macleod, Alberta), is a legendary Canadian musician and painter. ... Phil Ochs (1940-76) Photograph from the Michael Ochs Archives Philip David Ochs (December 19, 1940 – April 9, 1976) was a protest singer (or, as he preferred, a topical singer) of the early 1960s, perhaps best known for his songs Power and Glory, There But for Fortune, Changes, When I... Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman on 24 May 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and poet. ... Gordon Lightfoot, Gords Gold Gordon Meredith Lightfoot, CC , O.Ont , LL.D (born November 17, 1938) is a Canadian folk singer, composer, lyricist and poet. ...


Two highly regarded albums with traditional guitar virtuoso Norman Blake gained a great deal of acclaim, as well as two Rice Brothers albums that reunited him with his elder brother, Larry and younger brother, Wyatt. Rice’s most recent recording for Rounder is "You Were There For Me", a collaboration with Peter Rowan. Despite recent problems with his voice related to dysphonia, Tony Rice remains one of bluegrass’ top instrumentalists, bringing originality and vitality to everything he plays. Norman Blake (March 10, 1938- ) is an American folk instrumentalist, singer, and composer. ...

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Discography

  • Guitar (1970)
  • J. D. Crowe & the New South (1974) as J. D. Crowe & the New South
  • California Autumn (1975)
  • The David Grisman Rounder Album (1976) with David Grisman
  • Tony Rice (1977)
  • The David Grisman Quintet (1977) as The David Grisman Quintet
  • Acoustics (1979)
  • Manzanita (1979)
  • Hot Dawg (1979) with David Grisman
  • Mar West (1980) as Tony Rice Unit
  • Skaggs & Rice (1980) with Ricky Skaggs
  • Bluegrass Album (1981) as Bluegrass Album Band
  • Still Inside (1981) as Tony Rice Unit
  • Backwaters (1982) as Tony Rice Unit
  • Bluegrass Album, Vol. 2 (1982) as Bluegrass Album Band
  • Bluegrass Album, Vol. 3: California Connection (1983) as Bluegrass Album Band
  • Church Street Blues (1983)
  • Bluegrass Album, Vol. 4 (1984) as Bluegrass Album Band
  • Cold on the Shoulder (1984)
  • Me & My Guitar (1986)
  • Devlin (1987) as Tony Rice Unit
  • Blake & Rice (1987) with Norman Blake
  • Native American (1988)
  • Bluegrass Album, Vol. 5: Sweet Sunny South (1989) as Bluegrass Album Band
  • Norman Blake and Tony Rice 2 (1987) with Norman Blake
  • The Rice Brothers (1992) as The Rice Brothers
  • Plays and Sings Bluegrass (1993)
  • Tone Poems (1994) with David Grisman
  • Crossings (1994)
  • The Rice Brothers 2 (1994) as The Rice Brothers
  • River Suite for Two Guitars (1995) with John Calini
  • Sings Gordon Lightfoot (1996)
  • Bluegrass Album, Vol. 6: Bluegrass Instrumentals (1996) as Bluegrass Album Band
  • Out Of The Woodwork (1997) as Rice, Rice, Hillman & Pedersen
  • Rice, Rice, Hillman & Pedersen (1999) as Rice, Rice, Hillman & Pedersen
  • Unit of Measure (2000) as Tony Rice Unit
  • The Pizza Tapes (2000) with David Grisman & Jerry Garcia
  • Runnin' Wild (2001) as Rice, Rice, Hillman & Pedersen
  • 58957:The Bluegrass Guitar Collection (2003}
  • You Were There For Me (2004) with Peter Rowan
  • Crossings [2006]

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Awards

IBMA(International Bluegrass Music Association) Awards

  • Instrumental Performers of the Year - Guitar - 1990, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1997
  • Instrumental Group of the Year - The Tony Rice Unit - 1991, 1995
  • Instrumental Group of the Year - The Bluegrass Album Band - 1990
  • Instrumental Album of the Year - Bluegrass Instrumentals, Volume 6(Rounder) ; The Bluegrass Album Band - 1997

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