Rice, Larry


  • Born in Danville, Virginia. Grew up in California.
  • A mandolin player, vocalist and songwriter.
  • The oldest of the Rice Brothers (Larry, Tony, Ronnie and Wyatt).
  • Late 60’s, played in a Southern California band called Aunt Dinah’s Quilting Party.
  • 1969, began his professional career with J. D. Crowe’s first band, The Kentucky Mountain Boys.
  • 1975, joined the Dickey Betts Band (Betts was a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band.)
  • 1975, recorded first solo album “Mr. Poverty” (King Bluegrass).
  • 1979, retired from music for several years, but returned in the 80’s to record three solo albums, a Rice Brothers album, and to form The Larry Rice Band.
  • 1986, released Hurricanes and Daydreams album (Rebel).
  • 1987, released Time Machine album (Rebel).
  • 1988, released Artesia album (Rebel).
  • 1990, released Larry and Wyatt Rice album (Rebel).
  • 1990’s, recorded and performed with brother Tony, Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen as Out of the Woodwork and Rice, Rice, Hillman and Pedersen. Released two albums, Running Wild and Rice, Rice, Hillman and Pedersen.
  • 1996, released Notions and Novelties album (Rebel).
  • 2005, released Clouds Over Carolina album (Rebel).
  • 2006, died from cancer.
  • 2014, Rebel Records released If You Only Knew: The Best of Larry Rice, a Larry Rice retrospective album.