Eric Rice Bio

Eric Rice has been known and respected in the Northwest blues and rock scene performing live on many stages. Opening for many national blues and rock acts through the years and taking his act to the festivals, Eric has the experience and confidence to deliver a hard hitting show. His attack on the guitar and the stories he tells with conviction and wisdom are as honest as the voice he uses to deliver his message. The ownership of tunes written by his influences is amazing. Eric can take a tune we have enjoyed for a lifetime and breathe his own life experiences into it to give a classic song a new existence. Joined with the best musicians the Seattle music scene has to offer his show will always have a quality that is hard to beat. The partnership with Scotty Harris on bass and Andrew Cloutier on drums is a language that has been developing for all the years they have spent together. Improvisation is effortless with these 3 as their time together makes the musical conversations between them only found in the moment. The new album “Devil’s Nursery” is packed with the hard driving groove and wit you would expect to hear from Eric. This is the 3rd of 3 albums so far produced by Eric recently and another is on the way. Visit our website www.ericricelive.com to see more literature, hear our music, view some pics or check our calendar for upcoming shows.

The Yardbirds were performing at Seattle's Triple Door in the main room while we were in the Musiquarium upstairs. (Great place! You all should go there for a show). They came up to watch us when they were done and came to say hello when we were done. They had great things to say and I gave them a CD and a business card. 2 weeks later I got this email. Pretty cool I think!


Hi this is Myke from the Yardbirds. I just wanted to say thanks for the CD. I really liked it very much. 

Very creative works there and I loved the extended version of Devil’s Nursery. My other favorites were 7th Shot of Whisky and Whiskey Stop. 

Oh and your take on Long Black Veil; amazing! 

Excellent! Best of all there is to you!

The Rockin' New Album Devil's Nursery

The new Eric Rice album Devil's Nursery is here. CD's are available at the shows and are available for download on this site at our store.

The new Eric Rice album Devil's Nursery is here. CD's are available at the shows and are available for download on this site at our store.

Washinton Blues Society Review of Devil's Nursery

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Andrew Cloutier (Drums and Vocals), Eric Rice (Guitar and Vocals), Scotty Harris (Bass and Vocals)

Andrew Cloutier (Drums and Vocals), Eric Rice (Guitar and Vocals), Scotty Harris (Bass and Vocals)

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"This band is fab, fun and I've always felt welcome and part of the family when I've come to hear them. They're so warm, friendly and funny. Eric Rice is very talented and they play as if music is part of their clothes."
Robin K. Audio Indigo KSER 90.7 @7pm Saturdays in Snohomish Cnty.


"Eric plays with a spirit in his voice and fingers I enjoy every time I hear him."
Dino Duran. Owner of 88 Keys in Seattle's Pioneer Square


"The first artillary volley's from the guitar of Eric Rice got an unconditional surrender from the whole audience."

Eric Rice sings "You Really Got a Hold On Me" better than anyone since Smokey Robinson in my opinion and it is always a hauntingly powerful one when he does it."
Bob Horn. Staff writer for the Washington Blues Society
Eric Rice has been performing in Blues and Rock clubs for over 20 years. When he was old enough to get into the clubs he burst in like a pit bull sniffin' for blood. Insisting on finding the jam sessions and kicking down the doors he made his way into the Spokane Blues scene. In the 90's there still was one that thrived due to the popularity of his friends Too Slim and the Taildraggers, DK Stewart, Yo and DeCats and of course his own JR Boogie. JR was on top of the heap with a 7 piece horn band with a ton of energy and attitude until he moved to Seattle looking for a bigger pond to swim in. He continued with the name JR Boogie and forged his way into the blues scene in Seattle where he is today. "I love Seattle. The weather is cool and the music scene thrives!" he says. Eric opened for many national blues acts such as Edgar Winter, Robin Ford, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Jr. Wells, Long John Baldry, Anson Funderberg to name a few.

Moving Forward

Eric has been playing all over the NW in many diferent bands over the past few years such as Charles White, Fat James, Sweet Talkin' Jones and Barfly after he disbanded JR Boogie. Now we are going to get Eric Rice rolling with the ongoing partnership with Scotty Harris on bass and Andrew Cloutier on drums. We're pleased to have such fabulous Seattle talent in the band and can assure you our sound is polished and full of the drivin' groove  we are known for. Enjoy the music and take a peek at the What We Do page to view our songlist.

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  • henry boswell

    henry boswell meridian id

    hello eric very much enjoyed. your dad told me to look you up on the computer and listen pretty dam cool.

    hello eric very much enjoyed. your dad told me to look you up on the computer and listen pretty dam cool.

  • James

    James Penticton, B.C

    Just got home from a weekend in Spokane and had the pleasure of listening to the awsome powerful sound of Dirty Rice. I stumbled upon them at Zola's and was so impressed I went back for a second night. The guys are super nice to talk with and Eric plays his heart out, especially when playing slide.

    Just got home from a weekend in Spokane and had the pleasure of listening to the awsome powerful sound of Dirty Rice. I stumbled upon them at Zola's and was so impressed I went back for a second night. The guys are super nice to talk with and Eric plays his heart out, especially when playing slide.

  • Charles Cutshall

    Charles Cutshall Everett

    I heard you at the Madison Pub on Wednesday. I was absolutely fantastic . I was woundering if you have any cds. Chuck

    I heard you at the Madison Pub on Wednesday. I was absolutely fantastic
    . I was woundering if you have any cds.

    Chuck

  • Pat Boyd

    Pat Boyd Connecticut

    Loved having a chance to listen to your music. Will come back soon. Great bass, Scotty. ;)

    Loved having a chance to listen to your music. Will come back soon. Great bass, Scotty. wink

  • Pat Boyd

    Pat Boyd Connecticut

    You're not going to be happy when you see my age. I'm Scotty's aunt and a BIG fan.:laugh:

    You're not going to be happy when you see my age. I'm Scotty's aunt and a BIG fan.laugh

  • Pat Boyd

    Pat Boyd Connecticut

    So happy to have the opportunity to hear your music. Scotty sounds great. ;)

    So happy to have the opportunity to hear your music. Scotty sounds great. wink

  • Steve Lime

    Steve Lime Post Falls

    Hey brother, just touching base.Here is my best to you from me and Melvin the B.

    Hey brother, just touching base.Here is my best to you from me and Melvin the B.

  • uncle Bob

    uncle Bob Indianapolis

    I'm soooooo very proud of you!!!! you and the boys are so soulful. you are on your way my freind........... love ya.

    I'm soooooo very proud of you!!!! you and the boys are so soulful. you are on your way my freind........... love ya.

  • cary fly

    cary fly home

    "He's a big man, mabe on the lean side, but strong made. No hand to talk about his buisness, but over to the store where he did his buying, folks said he shaped up like a might hard piece of merchandise."

    "He's a big man, mabe on the lean side, but strong made. No hand to talk about his buisness, but over to the store where he did his buying, folks said he shaped up like a might hard piece of merchandise."

  • mick

    mick spokane

    i've known eric since high school age. he has grown and changed from the frampton faze (when i met him via musician friend) on through soul searching study of numerous classic musicians. ferriting out the nuonces of many styles to create the masterpiece that is his alone. if you don't like eric you don't like blues. and ladies > get his autograph, he has beautiful handwriting for a guy! peace to you and yours eric, w n the boys, rock forever on.. mick :D

    i've known eric since high school age. he has grown and changed from the frampton faze (when i met him via musician friend) on through soul searching study of numerous classic musicians. ferriting out the nuonces of many styles to create the masterpiece that is his alone. if you don't like eric you don't like blues. and ladies > get his autograph, he has beautiful handwriting for a guy! peace to you and yours eric, w n the boys, rock forever on.. mick biggrin

Links

No Script Studio is where we record. http://noscriptstudio.com/