Tony Rice

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    • #1578
      Old 97
      Participant

      a great American tragedy

      Tony has lost his voice. His arthritis has limited if not destroyed his playing.

      i look for updates and don’t find any.

       

    • #1579
      Daniel
      Participant

      Tony is suffering from Dysphonia (I think that’s what it’s called).  It also affects Linda Thompson.
      I had not heard about arthritis.

      I hope he’s able to play, as Les Paul was, even with arthritis.

      Daniel


    • #1580
      indexless
      Keymaster

      I thank Mr Rice for all he has given us…a true master

    • #1582
      Hank
      Participant

      His Recordings and Videos will be his gift to all of us who struggle to play even a little bit.
      Thanks Mr. Rice……Fair Winds and Please”’Never Give Up.


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #1583
      Old 97
      Participant

      From last November 29, 2017

      Friends and Fans of Tony Rice. With many inquiries regarding Tony, I’d like to say thank you (!), each and everyone, for your kind thoughts, prayers, wishes, songs, and stories of your moments touched by Tony and his music. Tony is still dealing with debilitating conditions which prevent him from doing what he’s built his entire life around, and that is, PLAYING HIS GUITAR. It is EXTREMELY emotional, and difficult for him, but it is something he deals with on a daily basis, and takes it one day at a time. He does hope to play again one day, but until he is able to get back out there, all we can do, is try to encourage and support him in any way we can. Tony is a very private person and had to be persuaded to allow us to make a plea to his fans for support, ( to which you’ve all been so kind and generous and shown Tony that you DO WANT to help him, which has done a great deal towards his healing❤️). That said, I want to remind everyone that every single dollar that is sent, has no administrative fees added. There is no office to which salaries must be paid. It ALL GOES TO TONY. As far as this Facebook page goes, I am picking up where we left off a couple years ago… ( too long of a story why there has been a lapse in posts here, on this page ) so, we will make an effort to let fans know how and what Tony is up to. I’ve added an email address for Tony and he will hopefully be checking it, so, feel free to leave him messages either here, or at the email address (tonyricefoundation@gmail.com) Again, on behalf of Tony Rice, THANK YOU from the depths of our hearts 💕

      • #1588
        Hank
        Participant

        Old97….Please advise me on this forum how we might help Mr.Rice.
        i have purchased his Music and have purchased a T.R. model Elliot Capo… I understand that some of the $$ of that purchase went to Mr. Rice.
        Please advise the members of this Forum how we may contribute DIRECTLY to him.


        1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
        2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
        2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
        2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
        2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
        2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
        2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
        Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
        The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

        • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by indexless.
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    • #1586

      I was fortunate to see Tony Rice and David Grisman in concert play many of Dexter Johnson’s vintage collection of guitars and mandolins which I think led to the original Tone Poems concert  and recordings.  It was a very special memorable evening/concert at Carmel’s Sunset Center. W@W!   THANK YOU TONY RICE .

    • #1587
      Matt Hayden
      Participant

      Hard to hear that he’s losing the ability to play. He’s played and written a lot of great music and has effected a lasting change in music.   Time to contribute something to helping him if there’s a way –

       

    • #1751
      pto
      Participant

      I was fortunate to see Tony Rice and David Grisman in concert play many of Dexter Johnson’s vintage collection of guitars and mandolins which I think led to the original Tone Poems concert and recordings. It was a very special memorable evening/concert at Carmel’s Sunset Center.

      in 2001, i acquired the 1991 10th-anniversary SCGC Tony Rice that Dexter lent Tony for the Sunset Center Concert (the Tone Poems Tour could did not have access to all of the instruments on the album, logistically).  It (#5/10) was Dexter’s personal guitar from the edition.  exquisite woods and tone.  the guitar is signed inside by Otis B. Rodeo, himself, Jeff Traugott and Adam Rose – and Tony and Richard on the label, of course. i have always wished that David would make available whatever recordings he has of that concert.  alas.

      more importantly,

      i have been in contact with Tony over the last 15 or so years for various reasons.  as of my last conversation with him, he volunteered that he has not been able to play guitar for quite a long time.  i can’t remember now exactly when he said the last time was, but i believe i figured it had to be around the last times he played with Peter Rowan, Bryn Davies and Sharon Gilchrist.  i hope 2019 is good to Tony. the best bluegrass voice ever, quoting from and article in either Flatpicking Guitar or Acoustic Guitar (too lazy to look it up), and we all know about his readily identifiable style and clean tone.

       

       

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      • #1752

        Very Nice .What special provenance to have THE 10th anniversary TR.!

        I remember the line to get in went up San Carlos to 8th st.

        Wishing the best for Tony.

      • #1754
        pto
        Participant

        correction to my post (can’t find a way to edit on this forum) – the 10th anniversary Tony was 1991, not 93.

      • #1756
        indexless
        Keymaster

        fixed to 1991

    • #1753
      bert
      Participant

      My main guitar for 6yrs. I’ve never played one lick of bluegrass but my SC Tony Rice was like it’s namesake, very very special and went everywhere with me. Tony’s version of ‘Early Morning Rain’ has been my fav since forever… oops, sorry Gordon.  facts is facts as Dizzie Dean used to say:

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