Tony Rice

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This article is for the guitarist. For the former football player see Tony Rice.

Tony Rice (born David Anthony Rice, June 8, 1951, Danville, Virginia, United States) is an American guitarist and bluegrass musician. He is considered one of the most influential acoustic guitar players in bluegrass, progressive bluegrass, newgrass and acoustic jazz. He was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in 2013.

Rice spans the range of acoustic music, from traditional bluegrass to jazz-influenced New Acoustic music to songwriter-oriented folk. 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") and Jerry Garcia, led his own Tony Rice Unit, collaborated with Norman Blake, recorded with his brothers Wyatt, Ron, and Larry, and co-founded the Bluegrass Album Band. He has recorded with drums, piano, soprano sax, as well as with traditional bluegrass instrumentation.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1974 Guitar Tony Rice 1
1975 California Autumn Tony Rice 1
1976 Tony Rice Tony Rice 1
1980 Skaggs & Rice Ricky Skaggs & Tony Rice 1
1983 Church Street Blues Tony Rice 1
1984 Cold on the Shoulder Tony Rice 2
1986 Me & My Guitar Tony Rice 1
1987 Blake & Rice Norman Blake & Tony Rice 2
1988 Native American Tony Rice 3
1993 Plays and Sings Bluegrass Tony Rice 1
1994 Tone Poems Tony Rice & David Grisman 1
1995 River Suite for Two Guitars Tony Rice & John Carlini 1
1996 Sings Gordon Lightfoot Tony Rice 1
2000 The Pizza Tapes Jerry Garcia, David Grisman & Tony Rice 3
2004 You Were There for Me Peter Rowan & Tony Rice 1
2007 Quartet Peter Rowan & Tony Rice 1
2011 Hartford, Rice & Clements John Hartford, Tony Rice & Vassar Clements 1
2 Norman Blake & Tony Rice 1
Crossings Tony Rice 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Night Flyer Tony Rice 1
The Bluegrass Guitar Collection Tony Rice 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1979 Acoustics Tony Rice 1

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