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Bluegrass guitarist Tony Rice has died

Bluegrass guitarist Tony Rice has died
Bluegrass legend Tony Rice, a virtuoso guitarist whose fluent flatpicking landed him in the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, has died suddenly at age 69.

Bluegrass legend Tony Rice, a virtuoso guitarist whose fluent flatpicking landed him in the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, has died suddenly at age 69.Tony Rice of The Tony Rice Unit performs on stage during Day 2 of Angers Bluegrass Festival on June 7, 1987, in Angers, France.(Jordi Vidal/Redferns via Getty Images) “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,” Skaggs explained.Many if not all of the Bluegrass guitar players of today would say that they cut their teeth on Tony Rice’s music,” Skaggs wrote.

“Aw, Tony Rice.“In this ass-kicker of a year, it’s a significant loss: Tony Rice, who never played a bad note in his life, left the planet yesterday.

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