Monday, 9 December 2013

Backing up Tony Rice

Bluegrass people all over the world were moved by the 'Miracle of Raleigh' - the few minutes at this year's IBMA Awards Show when, in responding to his inauguration into the IBMA Hall of Fame, Tony Rice was able to recover his speaking voice, and even to hold out hope that he might be on the path back to singing.

However, by an irony of fate, arthritis is now impairing his legendary ability as a guitar player, and consequently his earning ability. John Lawless in Bluegrass Today draws attention to the Tony Rice Foundation, a benefit campaign launched by Terry and Jeff Pinkham with (at present) a Facebook Page and a PayPal account. Please note also John Lawless's suggestions for benefiting Tony through buying his CDs, DVDs, or autobiography.