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.