Personalities | Tony Rice | Alt. Country & The Bluegrass Revival

(Guitar, vocals, b. 1951)

Tony Rice is one of the most inventive, elegant guitarists to emerge from the bluegrass community. As a teenager he was part of the California bluegrass scene with his brothers Larry and Wyatt, his hero Clarence White and his future collaborator Chris Hillman. Rice’s virtuosity soon won him jobs with The Bluegrass Alliance, The David Grisman Quintet, J. D. Crowe And The New South and The Bluegrass Album Band. As an artist, Rice was a daring soloist, whether he was interpreting Bill Monroe or Miles Davis, but he was also a fine singer, especially when he interpreted Gordon Lightfoot. Since Rice’s voice was disabled by dysphonia in 1993, he has concentrated on guitar picking, often in a duo with Peter Rowan.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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