Tag: Tony Rice

Thomas Vinci Strings support Tony Rice Foundation

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

As more and more folks learn about Tony Rice’s health issues, more ways to help are popping up. Though he never was officially an endorser, Tony very publicly used Thomas Vinci strings for many years. He was quick to answer questions about his string preference […]


Dolly Parton’s Blue Smoke

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dolly Parton is dipping another toe into the bluegrass market with her next CD, Blue Smoke. It doesn’t appear to be a completely bluegrass record, like her 2001 release, Little Sparrow, but there are a couple of numbers that will be familiar to grassers, with […]


Tony Rice benefits in CT and TN

| March 7, 2014 | 2 Comments

Over this next few weeks, two benefit concerts will be held to raise funds for The Tony Rice Foundation, which is collecting donations to assist Tony while he seeks to recover from both his arm and voice problems. Over $60,000 has been raised since December, […]


Hardest Kind of Memories from Brandon Lee Adams

| February 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass singer, songwriter, and guitarist Brandon Lee Adams has released his first full-length album, Hardest Kind Of Memories. 10 of the 11 tracks are Brandon’s, and he is assisted in the studio by top grassers like Scott Vestal on banjo, Randy Kohrs on resonator guitar, […]


$44K for Tony Rice so far

| December 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

We just got a good news/bad news update from Terry Pinkham. She and her husband, Jeff, are managing the grass-roots effort to raise money to assist Tony Rice with living expenses while he is trying to recover his voice, and receive treatment for the arthritis […]


A Few More Words About Tony Rice

| December 16, 2013 | 15 Comments

This commentary is a contribution from Caroline Wright, in response to a number of comments to our previous articles about Tony Rice’s financial difficulties, which suggest that he was unworthy of such assistance. Friends and neighbors and fellow guitar lovers, I’m Caroline Wright, Tony’s official […]


Tony Rice fund update

| December 12, 2013 | 21 Comments

Since we posted about the Tony Rice Foundation last Friday, we have had a number of questions from readers about this effort to raise money to help the legendary guitarist through a rough time. Several folks have thanked or congratulated us on this venture, but it […]


Time to give back to Tony Rice

| December 6, 2013 | 21 Comments

One of the things that newly-minted bluegrass fans often mention after their first encounters is the informal and accessible relationship between the artists and their fans. It’s a rare show where the performers don’t make themselves available for a brief chat with all comers, and […]


Steve Gulley is keeping busy

| October 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

David Morris had a nice chat with Steve Gulley last month in Raleigh, where they caught up on Steve’s busy schedule and multiple projects going on this Fall. In addition, Steve’s remarks about Tony Rice speaking at the Awards Show were especially poignant, and not […]


The Moment

| October 7, 2013 | 3 Comments

Award shows usually disappoint. There’s so much that can go wrong, and even when things go right, the most that can often be said afterward is that awards were handed out and—in the case of the IBMA award show—music was played. You don’t expect a […]