Tony Rice

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Tony Rice
Background information
Born June 8, 1951
Danville, Virginia
Genres Bluegrass, country, folk
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar
Years active since 1970
Website Official website

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.

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."