Larry Keel & Tony Rice Team Up!

Tony Rice
For one week in December, two the most original and influential flatpicking guitarists will join forces for a tour that will include stops in VA, NC, and WV. Tony Rice and Larry Keel will take the stage backed by Keel's powerhouse band, Natural Bridge, featuring Jenny Keel, Mark Schimick, and Jason Flournoy.

Tony and Larry have blazed their own trails in the acoustic world by pushing the boundaries of both bluegrass and their instruments. Musically, anything is possible when these two six-string Legends get together. Throw in Natural Bride and musical history will be made.

Tony Rice with Larry Keel & Natural Bridge Tour Dates
12.05 | The Birchmere | Alexandria, VA
12.06 | Satellite Ballroom | Charlottesville, VA
12.08 | Neighborhood Theatre | Charlotte, NC
12.12 | NPR's Mountain Stage | Charleston, WV

All Natural Bridge tour dates available here.

[Published on: 11/25/07]

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happydestiny Mon 11/26/2007 12:17PM
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^^^mmm hmmm

Ned8 starstarstarstarstar Mon 11/26/2007 12:54PM
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Very cool

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tony rice steamrolled jerry in the pizza tapes. STEAMROLLED!!!!!!!

breadloaf starstarstarstar Tue 11/27/2007 07:55AM
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Steamrolled? I don't know; just my opinion, but that phrase makes it sound more like a competition than a collaboration. Sure, Tony is a monster and legend, and displays a facility with the flatpicked acoustic guitar far more advanced than Jerry achieved as evidenced by the Pizza Tapes, but Jerry is totally aware of this and happily plays the spoiler. Without the craggy warmth of his vocals, choice of song gems and general interplay, it would sound like just another expertly played bluegrass jam. There is something so personal and imtimate about the Pizza Tapes; Jerry, to me, comes off as such a steward of great old songs as well as a really likable guy. Sounds like you folks down South have a big treat here. Enjoy...

guitardave starstarstar Thu 11/29/2007 06:53AM
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Jerry IS the pizza tapes. The loaf is right; without Jerry's voice (and guitar) these songs do not get interpreted nearly as effectively. I don't think this was Tony's intention: "I'm goanna go to Grisman's house and kick Garcia's ass". Rice is one of the best flatpickers alive and Jerry definitely holds his own. Tony's solo on Shady Grove is unf+++ingbelievable, however, and Jerry lets him know it.

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of course I meant this in a good way. please do not be offended.

I love both of them immensely. Tony just really smoked his solos.

No dis-respect intended.

guitardave starstarstar Thu 11/29/2007 01:23PM
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None taken. Rice is a monster player. I've seen him with Peter Rowan a couple times. Totally sick. Check out the late John Hartford if you wanna see someone who writes incredible songs and plays incredible banjo and fiddle. There is some YouTube of him and Tony with Mark O'Connor.

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have u heard Hartford with Theilly?? Chris does a solo mandolin number of

BACH.. its complete sickness.

bulgingminiscus starstar Fri 11/30/2007 08:52AM
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single note flat picked scales at amazing speeds does not a guitarist make. kids can you say technique? thats what jerry brings to the table. style, substance, things larry keel doesn't have. check out clarence white if you want perfect combo

guitardave starstarstar Fri 11/30/2007 09:21AM
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I'm sure that sounds great miles. Aereoplane is the classic Hartford album (its been in and out of print) its the Newgrass bible. Mark Twang, Live at Mountain Stage, Steampowerd Aereotakes, Morning Bugle are all great too.

Red Clay Revival starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/3/2009 06:53PM
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Red Clay Revival

Tony Rice and Larry Keel and the natural bridge, with special guest, BAMA THEATRE, tuscaloosa AL!