Tony Rice doing well

The guitar world is breathing a sigh of relief after a health scare this past weekend involving flatpicker supreme, Tony Rice.

During his show on Friday (4/1) in Danville, VA, Tony felt faint and weak, and he was unable to make his scheduled date the next day in Spartanburg, SC. From all reports, the Unit put on a great show in Tony’s absence.

Rice’s doctor was concerned that perhaps there was a heart condition at the root of his fatigue, but a CAT scan revealed no problems. He now believes that Tony’s symptoms were stress-related.

Tony is said to be feeling fine and ready to go for Merlefest later this month.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.