This is a video I watched last night as Bluegrass Legend Tony Rice accepted his IBMA Hall Of Fame induction.
IN HIS REAL VOICE! Folks many of you know Mr. Tony has had many setbacks and health issues as of late
and had a recent stint in the hospital. He has had many vocal problems and cancer bouts and he IS WINNING!
As a guitarist Tony Rice has done it all and played on everything from Roses In The Snow by Emmylou Harris to
J.D. Crowe and the The New South.
From the 1970’s to today there was no stopping Tony Rice and to say he is not Bluegrass Music’s
strongest icon is blasphemy. The 1977 debut album from David Grisman is actually regarded as
a landmark of acoustic string band music.
He’s worked with EVERYONE in the bluegrass genre from Allison Krause to Doyle Lawson.
This video is one of the strongest storied of hope and recovery that I have EVER witnessed, and it totally
disproves EVERY naysayer that prayer and the spirit CAN HEAL the sick. I literally cried tears of joy when
I saw this because a music without Tony Rice…would suck!
On 2013 Tony Rice was presented with the accolade by Sam Bush and Peter Rowan.