Rice tribute, Kidd G see light of today
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Rice tribute, Kidd G see light of today

Friday, December 24, 2021 – On the one-year anniversary of the passing of bluegrass guitar great Tony Rice, instrumentalist and producer Barry Waldrep created a 21-song tribute, "Barry Waldrep and Friends Celebrate Tony Rice." Vince Gill, John Paul White, Rodney Crowell, Jim Lauderdale, Emmylou Harris and Warren Haynes of Gov't Mule are among the artists on the collection. ""The intent of this album and the artists involved is to show what a powerhouse master Tony Rice was at bringing musicians and fans together from different genres," said Waldrep.

Teen artist Kidd G is out with a deluxe version of "Down Home Boy: Gone Since Last October (Deluxe Explicit)." The Georgia native gained traction with his music on SoundCloud. Co-writing each song on the 18-track collection, the deluxe version expands upon the original which The New York Times included in their Best Albums of 2021 list, calling it "the year's best country debut album."

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CD review - Church Street Blues We lost guitarist Tony Rice far too soon (at only 69 in 2020), However, we can still enjoy the master's work with this vinyl reissue of 1983's "Church Street Blues" album. Although Rice is mainly thought of as a bluegrass artist and was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in 2013, this album is as much folk music as it is bluegrass. Rice sings these songs with a gentle vocal tone not unlike that of John Denver. With songwriters like Bob Dylan, Jimmie ...
CD review - The Bill Monroe Collection Tony Rice's CD is yet another tribute to Bill Monroe, collected from several albums. Bluegrass is seeing a greater emphasis on the guitar than Monroe placed on it in his bands. Rice is still active as a guitarist, but his acclaimed singing voice is mostly something of the past. Various throat problems make it difficult for him to speak at great lengths and singing is very rare. A criticism of this release could be that it's just another anthology. There have been other Rice ...
CD review - Night Flyer Tony Rice is one of the most influential musicians of this generation. His smooth vocal style and one-of-a-kind guitar picking, brought countless new fans to bluegrass and acoustic music. Alison Krauss lists Rice as one of her main influences. Rice is still a trail-blazer on the guitar, though vocal problems prevent him from singing these days. This is a collection of some of his best work from the '80s and '90s plus 3 previously unreleased cuts. Green Light On The Southern, ...

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