Who is Tony Rice? Tony Rice Bio/Wiki
David Anthony Rice best known as Tony Rice was an American bluegrass singer and guitarist. He was born on June 8, 1951, in Danville, Virginia, U.S.
He has been influential bluegrass, progressive bluegrass, newgrass, and flattop acoustic jazz acoustic guitar musician. He was inducted in 2013 into the International Hall of Fame for Bluegrass Music.
He unexpectedly died at the age of 69, his former label Rounder Records noted, on December 25.
— Al Price (@alprice) December 26, 2020
He was 69 years old.
Pam Rice is the wife of Tony Rice. They both have a daughter named India.
Rice’s music ranges from modern bluegrass to jazz-influenced Modern Acoustic to songwriter-oriented folk acoustic music. He played alongside J. throughout the course of his career.
David Grisman and Jerry Garcia, D. Crowe and the New South, led their own Tony Rice Team, worked with Norman Blake, recorded with their brothers Wyatt, Ron, and Larry, and co-founded the Bluegrass Album Band.
He’s been recording with drums, piano, soprano sax, and traditional bluegrass instruments. In 1980, the Bluegrass Album Band was founded by Rice, Crowe, Bobby Hicks, Doyle Lawson, and Todd Phillips and recorded from 1980 to 1996.
He collaborated with guitarist/singer-songwriter Peter Rowan, bassist Bryn Bright, and mandolinist Billy Bright as a quartet in the 2000s and 2010s.
Tony Rice died on December 25, 2020, at his home in Reidsville, North Carolina.
Tony Rice June 8, 1951 – December 25, 2020
We were all deeply saddened by the news of Tony Rice’s sudden passing on Christmas Day, and we offer our deepest condolences to his loved ones and his many fans. May he Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/K24UOgFlPi
— Rounder Records (@RounderRecords) December 27, 2020
Next up: David Grisman Quintet. Lookit what a dish Tony Rice was with his fancy shirt! pic.twitter.com/59ZHJZ0fKO
— Erin Anais Heist (@erinanais) December 25, 2020