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Tony Rice, Bluegrass Innovator With a Guitar Pick, Dies at 69
The nimble king of flatpicking had enormous influence on a host of prominent musicians. And he could sing, too, until he could no longer.
After the family moved to the Los Angeles area in the mid-1950s, Mr. Rices father formed a bluegrass band called the Golden State Boys. The group, which recorded several singles, included two of his … [+1418 chars]
Bill Friskics-Warren
2020-12-28 23:26:56




10 deals for beginner musicians, from online classes to instruments
Concerts and gigs might still be postponed until further notice, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the beauty of music from your own home.  If you (or your kids) are interested in learning to play guitar, produce tracks, or compose songs on the piano, we’…
Concerts and gigs might still be postponed until further notice, but that doesnt mean you cant enjoy the beauty of music from your own home.  If you (or your kids) are interested in learning to play… [+3087 chars]
Jae Thomas
2021-01-22 10:00:00




The Matchless Acoustic Guitar of Tony Rice
Alec Wilkinson writes about the career and impact of the legendary bluegrass musician Tony Rice, who died in December, 2020.
I want to say something about Tony Rice, the master guitar player who died suddenly on Christmas morning, at sixty-nine, and who, by his friend, the musician Ricky Skaggs, was recalled as the single … [+8639 chars]
Alec Wilkinson
2021-01-08 11:00:00




These 10 deals can teach you an instrument and get you started recording music your way
and Drums Master Class Bundle – $59.99; originally $1,791 You've gotta walk before you can run…which is why these instrument lesson packages are the perfect starting point for any budding musician. For ax men and women, The Ultimate Beginner to Expert …
You've gotta walk before you can run…which is why these instrument lesson packages are the perfect starting point for any budding musician. For ax men and women, The Ultimate Beginner to Expert Guita… [+3513 chars]
Boing Boing's Shop
2021-01-19 14:00:00




Watch Sturgill Simpson Perform “Life of Sin” on Fallon
Taken from his bluegrass record Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 1
Sturgill Simpson was the musical guest on last nights episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Simpson performed the bluegrass rendition of Life of Sin from Cuttin Grass Vol. 1 The Butcher … [+445 chars]
Madison Bloom
2021-01-05 13:54:05




Guitarist Tony Rice Dead at 69
The distinctive flatpicker was known as one of the greatest players in bluegrass
Bluegrass guitarist Tony Rice, who was recognized as one of the all-time greats of the genre, has died. He was 69 and passed suddenly on December 25, his former label Rounder Records noted. As a sol… [+1647 chars]
Allison Hussey
2020-12-27 03:05:59




Year in Review: So, How Was Your 2020, Billy Strings?
Bluegrass phenom on the music, television, and books that helped him get through 2020
So, How Was Your 2020? is a series in which our favorite entertainers answer our questionnaire about the music, culture and memorable moments that shaped their year. Bluegrass phenomenon Billy Stri… [+2054 chars]
Jon Freeman
2021-01-04 20:47:47




Bluegrass Great Tony Rice Dies at 69
Tony Rice, one of the leading lights of bluegrass music since the 1980s, and a 2013 inductee into the International Bluegrass Music Association Hall of Fame, died suddenly on Christmas Day. He was 69. “It is with a heavy heart we say goodbye to one of the mos…
Tony Rice, one of the leading lights of bluegrass music since the 1980s, and a 2013 inductee into the International Bluegrass Music Association Hall of Fame, died suddenly on Christmas Day. He was 69… [+5910 chars]
chrislwillman
2020-12-27 04:31:04




Tony Rice, Innovative Bluegrass Guitarist, Dead at 69
Singer-musician known for his elegant flatpicking style was inducted into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in 2013
Tony Rice, the bluegrass guitarist and vocalist known for his elegant, innovative flatpicking, died Friday at his home in Reidsville, North Carolina. He was 69. Rice’s death was confirmed by the Inte… [+3802 chars]
Joseph Hudak
2020-12-27 17:53:19




Why Tony Rice Was Bluegrass Music’s Great Experimentalist
Following the singer-guitarist's death on Christmas Day, those who shared the stage with Rice recall bluegrass's "true innovator"
When guitarist Tony Ricedied on Christmas Day in his North Carolina home, bluegrass music bade farewell to a second-generation star who expressed his music in modern terms and embraced bluegrass’s po… [+11116 chars]
Joseph Hudak
2020-12-28 20:24:48




AirPods Max review: Expensive headphones with untapped potential
The AirPods Max weren’t exactly a well-kept secret. Rumors that Apple was working on a set of high-end over-ear headphones have been making the rounds since 2018. In fact, we pretty much knew what they would look like and how they would be built. Still, Apple…
Spatial audio and the rest If you prefer a more “natural” sound to your headphones, AirPods Max offers just that. Apple’s adaptive EQ does a lot of work, but it’s not heavy handed. While some will p… [+8602 chars]
Billy Steele
2020-12-23 14:30:19




Sturgill Simpson Owns Up to ‘Life of Sin’ With Bluegrass Band on ‘Fallon’
Reworking of 2014 song appears on musician's latest, Cuttin' Grass, Vol. 2: The Cowboy Arms Sessions
Sturgill Simpson delivered his bluegrass take on his 2014 track, “Life of Sin,” on The Tonight Show Monday, January 4th. The musician and his top-notch backing band delivered the song from the Stati… [+820 chars]
Jon Blistein
2021-01-05 13:17:45




Watch Sturgill Simpson Play A Bluegrass Version Of “Life Of Sin” On Fallon
The world's best music blog.
In the fourth quarter of 2020, the country music rogue Sturgill Simpson released two different surprise albums, both of which were experiments in bluegrass. In October, Simpson came out with Cuttin G… [+1435 chars]
Tom Breihan
2021-01-05 14:36:38




Yo-Yo Ma: Der Streichelstreicher
Yo-Yo Ma kennt das Rampenlicht, seit er ein Junge ist: Mit seinem neuen Album will der Cellist in der Pandemie seine Hörer trösten.
Am Anfang peitschen die Wellen, und der Wind rauscht. Die ersten Sekunden der »Songs of Comfort and Hope« klingen nach dem Gegenteil des Titels. Als befände man sich als Hörer des Albums gleich mitte… [+1206 chars]
Jurek Skrobala
2020-12-29 23:19:00




Tony Rice Dies; Influential Flatpicking Bluegrass Giant Was 69
Tony Rice, a flatpicking guitarist considered one of the giants of bluegrass, has died at 69 on December 25, according to a Facebook post by his former label, Rounder Records. “We were all deeply saddened by the news of Tony Rice’s sudden passing on Christmas…
Tony Rice, a flatpicking guitarist considered one of the giants of bluegrass, has died at 69 on December 25, according to a Facebook post by his former label, Rounder Records. “We were all deeply sa… [+1624 chars]
Bruce Haring
2020-12-27 16:21:37




Tony Rice Was My Guitar Hero
Bluegrass guitar legend Tony Rice died Christmas day, leaving behind an expansive catalogue devoted to exploring uncharted territory. Guitarist and fan Molly Tuttle picks his essential recordings.
Tony Rice performs on stage during Bonnaroo 2009 in Manchester, Tenn.. Jason Merritt/TERM/FilmMagic Tony Rice was my first guitar hero. He inspired me and so many others to strive for excellence on… [+5910 chars]
Molly Tuttle
2020-12-29 21:37:23




Tony Rice In Memoriam: Punch Brothers’ Chris Eldridge Salutes the Greatest Guitar Hero of Bluegrass
Bluegrass legend Tony Rice died on Christmas Day at age 69. To properly memorialize his prowess and spirit, Variety turned to one of his truest acolytes and a recognized contemporary great — Chris Eldridge, of Punch Brothers and Infamous Stringdusters fame (p…
Bluegrass legend Tony Rice died on Christmas Day at age 69. To properly memorialize his prowess and spirit, Variety turned to one of his truest acolytes and a recognized contemporary great — Chris El… [+11920 chars]
chrislwillman
2020-12-31 03:29:09




Tony Rice, A Giant Of The Acoustic Guitar, Dead At 69
Tony Rice first gained attention as a member of J.D. Crowe's boundary-pushing New South. Rice took it even further in the David Grisman Quintet. But the road took a toll on Rice.
Tony Rice performing in 2000. Stephen A. Ide/Getty Images Tony Rice could seemingly do it all: sing, compose, play spot-on rhythm. But it was his guitar solos that just astounded audiences and fell… [+2179 chars]
Tom Cole
2020-12-28 00:33:52




Sturgill Simpson Performs Bluegrass Version of “Life of Sin” on Fallon: Watch
In support of his first-ever bluegrass album, Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 1 – The Butcher Shoppe Sessions. Sturgill Simpson Performs Bluegrass Version of “Life of Sin” on Fallon: Watch Eli Enis and Lake Schatz
Sturgill Simpson closed out 2020 with his first-ever bluegrass albums: Cuttin Grass, Vol. 1: The Butcher Shoppe Sessionsand Cuttin Grass, Vol. 2: The Cowboy Arms Sessions. Both records consisted of b… [+969 chars]
Eli Enis and Lake Schatz
2021-01-05 14:55:04




Tony Rice, Innovative Bluegrass Guitarist, Dead at 69
Singer-musician known for his elegant flatpicking style was inducted into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in 2013

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2020-12-27 17:53:00
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