About Johnathan Rice
Johnathan Rice writes songs and sings them. He usually plays the guitar. Signed to Reprise Records (the home of Neil Young, Lou Reed, and Gram Parsons) at the age of nineteen, he released his debut record Trouble Is Real in the Spring of 2004. A collaboration with Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley), the dream sequence-styled album ricocheted from psychedelic pop to lo-fi folk to dramatic orchestral balladry.
The record earned him critical accolades from both sides of the Atlantic and an induction into the ASCAP Songwriters Hall of Fame. It also caught the attention of bands like REM, Wilco, and Martha Wainwright, all of whom asked the young songwriter out on tour. While touring the world to promote the album, Rice presented his material in many different ways, from the traditional solo acoustic format to his California-centric harmony group Death Valley (featuring members of the Beachwood Sparks and the Lilys) to a loud electric guitar-driven rock group made up of his old friends from his time spent in New York City.
In the downtime between tours, Johnathan pursued other interests, performing with Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kiley) solo project all over the world and starring in the Academy Award-winning film Walk The Line in which Rice plays a young Roy Orbison. He also contributed to the films award winning soundtrack produced by the legendary T Bone Burnett.
In the Fall of 2006, Johnathan began work on his new record, tentatively titled Further North, which he promises to be really sweet.
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Watch Vampire Weekend cover The Doors’ “Peace Frog” on Saturday night at Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Phish closed out the second show of their two-night stand at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland with a six-song second set and a four-song encore that will not soon be forgotten.
Umphrey’s McGee teamed with drummer Jason Bonham to deliver a special third set of Led Zeppelin covers during Sunday’s concert at Red Rocks.
John Mayer played Jerry Garcia’s Wolf guitar at last night’s Dead & Company show at Citi Field in New York City.