Guitarist and singer Tony Rice is one of the top flatpickers in bluegrass, known for his clear ringing tone, impeccable timing and imaginative lead lines. He’s also a first-class rhythm guitarist and the sideman of choice for a legion of A-list bandleaders including David Grisman, J.D. Crowe, Doyle Lawson, Peter Rowan and the late Jerry Garcia, to name just a few. Since the mid-1990s, Rice has experienced on-going vocal problems and focuses more on his renowned guitar prowess than his singing.
Rice was born in Danville, Virginia in 1951, but grew up in Los Angeles, California. His father, Herb Rice, was a well-known amateur bluegrass picker and introduced Tony and his brother Larry to the southern genre... Read More