Rice, Wyatt


  • Born in California. Grew up in Florida. Lives in Ferrum, Virginia.
  • Like his brother Tony, he is an accomplished flat-pick guitarist. Began playing at age 6.
  • For 15 years, he was a member of the Tony Rice Unit.
  • 1990, released solo album New Market Gap (Rounder).
  • 1995, formed his own band Santa Cruz.
  • 1996, released Picture in a Tear album (Rounder).
  • 2003, joined Ronnie Bowman’s band The Committee.
  • Operates Rice Recording Studio where he produces and masters recordings. He also teaches guitar and continues to perform solo and with other artists.
  • 2016, released Something Out of the Blue album (Mountain Fever) with Massachusetts banjo player Dan Menzone (of the group Traver Hollow). The call themselves the Wyatt Rice & Dan Menzone Alliance.