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Tony Rice
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Background information
Born June 8, 1951
Danville, Virginia
Died December 25, 2020 (aged 69)
Reidsville, North Carolina
Genres Bluegrass, country, folk
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1970–2020

David Anthony "Tony" Rice (June 8, 1951 – December 25, 2020) was 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."

Rice died suddenly on December 25, 2020 at his home in Reidsville, North Carolina at the age of 69.

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