Tony Rice Unit – The Tony Rice Unit Live at the Birchmere (2022)

Posted by Green on May 25, 2022as

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On October 13, 1987 the legendary master of acoustic guitar, Tony Rice, played two inspired sets with his band at the Birchmere, one of the country’s premiere intimate music venues. His band, the Tony Rice Unit, included his younger brother, Wyatt Rice on guitar, mandolinist and vocalist extraordinaire Jimmy Gaudreau on mandolin, bassist Mark Schatz and a special guest — fiddler Jon Glik who joined the group for five tunes. The amazing music that night was recorded by the celebrated sound engineer, Bill Wolf.

Both shows are included here in their entirety, featuring Tony and his group playing and singing many of the classic tunes that he made his own. In producer David Grisman’s words, “This collection features Tony in his prime, playing live and playing great! This band was on fire that night. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.”

Tony Rice – guitar, lead vocals
Wyatt Rice – guitar
Jimmy Gaudreau – mandolin, tenor vocals
Mark Schatz – bass, baritone vocals
Jon Glik – fiddle (Set 2, tracks 7-11)

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