A Night For Tony Rice
Mark Newton & Steve Thomas are proud to announce they will perform at A NIGHT FOR TONY RICE to be held at 3rd & Lindsley Bar & Grill, 818 3rd Ave. S. in Nashville on Tuesday, March 25. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the concert will begin at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. This can’t miss event will feature Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder & Friends, Newton & Thomas, Rambling Rooks, Dailey & Vincent, Ry & Joachim Cooder, Tim O’Brien, Bryan Sutton, Stuart Duncan, Luke Bulla Trio, Forest O’Conner.
Richard King, Sr. and his son Richard, Jr. are promoting the concert and all of the artists are donating their talent to their longtime hero. The owner of 3rd & Lindsley is donating the space and all proceeds will go to Tony Rice.
Jeff and Terry Pinkham, who started the Tony Rice Foundation, are raising money to help with Tony’s living expenses. He has been trying to recover his voice and is also receiving treatment for arthritis. Anyone wishing to donate pay via PayPal or send a check or money order made out to directly to “Tony Rice”, P. O. Box 914, Odessa, FL 33556. Additional information can be found at the Tony Rice Foundation’s facebook page.
“Tony Rice is not only a good friend and inspiration to mine and Steve’s music, but he is someone who has inspired so many people - not only in the bluegrass community, but also crossing so many other genres. We want to recognize and pay tribute to his tremendous talent. Tony has truly influenced us with his acoustic guitar and his musical boundaries are unlimited. After all the artists that have come down the pike, he is the first guitarist in my opinion, to truly inspire and move the music forward. If you think of guitar – you think of Tony Rice. He has been a true visionary and took the instrument to heights that no one had ever thought of,” explained Mark Newton.