Rice, Larry


  • Born in Danville, Virginia. Grew up in California.
  • A mandolin player, vocalist and songwriter.
  • The oldest of the Rice Brothers (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 Pederson as Out of the Woodwork and Rice, Rice, Hillman and Pederson.
  • 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.