Ha muerto Tony Rice

Raul Cabezali
#1 por Raul Cabezali el 27/12/2020
Ayer trascendió en las redes sociales la muerte del virtuoso de la guitarra Bluegrass Tony Rice, quizás el más influyente guitarrista del género en los últimos 50 años. En palabras de Ricky Skaggs:

"Sometime during Christmas morning while making his coffee, our dear friend and guitar hero Tony Rice passed from this life and made his swift journey to his heavenly home. It’s still quite a shock to the whole family. After talking with Tony’s wife Pam and their daughter India, they asked if I would make a statement on their behalf and give them some privacy to process during this difficult time. I was honored to help out. Tony is also survived by his brothers Wyatt and Ronnie, and all of you who loved his music and those who will continue to share it with others.
Tony Rice was the single most influential acoustic guitar player in the last 50 years. Many if not all of the Bluegrass guitar players of today would say that they cut their teeth on Tony Rice’s music. He loved hearing the next generation players play his licks. I think that’s where he got most of his joy as a player. With many IBMA Awards and a Grammy Award, Tony was a gracious recipient of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s highest honor as an inductee into their Hall of Fame in 2013.
Not only was Tony a brilliant guitar player but he was also one of the most stylistic lead vocalists in Bluegrass music history. When I joined the group The New South in 1974, I knew I’d found a singing soul mate with Tony. Our voices blended like brothers. In 1980, we recorded the album 'Skaggs And Rice' for Sugar Hill as a tribute to our duet heroes with just the simplicity of guitar, mandolin, and our voices. All these years later people tell me how much the purity of that record still touches their heart. That’s who Tony was, a singer from the heart.
I will miss him as I’m sure all of you will. But where Tony is right now, he’s not missing us. He’s in the place that God has prepared for those who love Him and receive Him. Rest In Peace dear brother. Thank you for your great talent and the music that will continue to inspire more and more generations to come.
- Ricky Skaggs"

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Raul Cabezali
#2 por Raul Cabezali el 27/12/2020
Una de las mayores virtudes de Tony Rice era la de hacer parecer fácil lo increíblemente difícil. Lo primero que escuché de él fue este Church Street Blues, que tiene toda la dificultad de la aparente sencillez:

Podéis escuchar sus colaboraciones en multitud de discos de Bluegrass. En este momento estoy escuchando Drive de Bela Fleck, donde él pone la guitarra: https://open.spotify.com/album/0KclPgeyUzBKU4pic1to9z?si=tk_3D2CKRqmGPFnPZLmW2g
Daniel Soriano
#3 por Daniel Soriano el 27/12/2020
Una auténtica lástima. Lo he conocido recientemente al adentrarme modestamente en el terreno del bluegrass.

Nos queda su música y su obra
#4 por Lucas el 27/12/2020
No le conocía, pero esa canción es preciosa, tiene una técnica muy buena.

Gracias por compartir.
Edu Supertubos
#5 por Edu Supertubos el 27/12/2020
Un auténtico referente de la música de raíces americana, y un verdadero portento como guitarrista.
Y una de las buenas razones por la que disfruto hoy en casa de una Martín D-28.
Grande el legado que nos deja, hasta siempre maestro!
#6 por danheir el 28/12/2020
Una lástima.

Qué de gente relacionada con el mundo de la guitarra está cayendo últimamente.

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