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Tony Rice

American guitarist and bluegrass musician

David Anthony "Tony" Rice (born June 8, 1951) is an American musician and songwriter. He was born in Danville, Virginia but grew up in Los Angeles, California. He is famous for his skill at playing acoustic guitar.

Tony Rice
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Background information
BornJune 8, 1951
Danville, Virginia
GenresBluegrass, country, folk
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar
Years activesince 1970
WebsiteOfficial website

His music can be bluegrass or country or folk.

He has played in music groups with J. D. Crowe, Norman Blake, and David Grisman, Jerry Garcia and Alison Krauss. His own band is called the "Tony Rice Unit." He also plays in a group with his brothers.

In 1983 Rice won a Grammy Award for "Best Country Instrumental Performance."