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!
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
Washinton Blues Society Review of Devil's Nursery
"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