Barry Waldrep Honors Tony Rice With All Star Tribute Featuring Vince Gill, John Paul White, Darrell Scott, Warren Haynes, and Many More
In the era of modern music, describing anybody as the “greatest of all time” is usually met with resistance—if for no other reason than the ever-evolving tastes of both musicians and fans—but if the topic is bluegrass guitar players, there’s a universally correct answer to “who’s the best”; the late, great Tony Rice. Rice was unequivocally one of the most influential, inventive, and beloved musicians in all of bluegrass and Americana music, and after he passed away in late 2020, his songs and stylings continue to live on in the droves of musicians he inspired.
After a long year of waiting to honor its 2020 class of inductees, the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame will hold inductions for its 2020 and 2021 class on Thursday, October 21, 2021 in Kannapolis, North Carolina. The 2020 inductees, announced last year during the COVID-19 pandemic, included six nationally known and award-winning legends from North Carolina: The Briarhoppers, Jermaine Dupri, Donald Lawrence, Michael T Mauldin, Charles Whitfield, and the Squirrel Nut Zippers.
For the first time in its 49-year history, the celebrated RockyGrass bluegrass festival will offer a dynamic livestream. Produced by award-winning NOCOAST TV, the high-definition stream, which features 8 cameras and stereo audio will be available July 23rd to 25th, 2021.
This evening, Travis Book of the Grammy-award winning bluegrass quintet, the Infamous Stringdusters, once again takes the stage in part of his "quarantine project," The Travis Book Happy Hour. Tonight's episode, unlike those previously held, will in large part pay tribute to the late Tony Rice.
The episode will feature special guests, Jon Stickley and Lyndsay Pruett (Jon Stickley Trio) as well as Shawn Lane (Blue Highway) and will run through Tony Rice's deep repertoire of folk, Americana and bluegrass.
Today, The String Cheese Incident has released a cover version of the late Tony Rice’s “Old Train.” The track arrives just weeks following Rice’s Death. Rolling Stone called Tony Rice “Bluegrass music’s great experimentalist" and noted that Rice "expressed his music in modern terms and embraced bluegrass’s potential to both blend with and influence other genres.”
It takes a hell of a lot to get me to brave the absolute sardine-pack that is a sold-out Ogden Theatre in Denver for 3 consecutive nights. There are very few bands that would warrant something like that but Billy Strings is up there at the top of the shortlist. Over the course of a cold weekend in December, the city of Denver was lucky enough to get to take part in the only three-night run of Billy Strings’ fall tour.
Today, JamGrass.net, an online publication covering bluegrass and progressive bluegrass, announced that they will donate 100% of the proceeds generated through their Amazon.com Associate account for the remainder of 2013 to the Tony Rice Foundation.The Tony Rice Foundation is an account setup to assist its namesake and his family. As reported by John Lawless of BluegrassToday.com and his Dec. 6 piece “Time to Give Back to Tony Rice”, Mr.