Eric Rice Bio

Eric Rice has been known in the Northwest blues and rock scene performing live on many stages. Opening for many national blues and rock acts through the years and taking his act to the festivals, Eric has the experience and confidence to deliver a hard hitting show. His attack on the guitar and the stories he tells with conviction and wisdom are as honest as the voice he uses to deliver his message. The ownership of tunes written by his influences is amazing. Eric can take a tune we have enjoyed for a lifetime and breathe his own life experiences into it to give a classic song a new existence. Joined with the best musicians the Seattle music scene has to offer his show will always have a quality that is hard to beat. The partnership with Scotty Harris on bass and Andrew Cloutier on drums is a language that has been developing for all the years they have spent together. Improvisation is effortless with these 3 as their time together makes the musical conversations between them only found in the moment. The new album “Devil’s Nursery” is packed with the hard driving groove and wit you would expect to hear from Eric. This is the 3rd of 3 albums so far produced by Eric recently and another is on the way. Visit our website www.ericricelive.com to see more literature, hear our music, view some pics or check our calendar for upcoming shows.

The Yardbirds were performing at Seattle's Triple Door in the main room while we were in the Musiquarium upstairs. (Great place! You all should go there for a show). They came up to watch us when they were done and came to say hello when we were done. They had great things to say and I gave them a CD and a business card. 2 weeks later I got this email. Pretty cool I think!


Hi this is Myke from the Yardbirds. I just wanted to say thanks for the CD. I really liked it very much. 

Very creative works there and I loved the extended version of Devil’s Nursery. My other favorites were 7th Shot of Whisky and Whiskey Stop. 

Oh and your take on Long Black Veil; amazing! 

Excellent! Best of all there is to you!

The Rockin' New Album Devil's Nursery

The new Eric Rice album Devil's Nursery is here. CD's are available at the shows and are available for download on this site at our store.

The new Eric Rice album Devil's Nursery is here. CD's are available at the shows and are available for download on this site at our store.

Washinton Blues Society Review of Devil's Nursery

Andrew Cloutier (Drums and Vocals), Eric Rice (Guitar and Vocals), Scotty Harris (Bass and Vocals)

Andrew Cloutier (Drums and Vocals), Eric Rice (Guitar and Vocals), Scotty Harris (Bass and Vocals)

"This band is fab, fun and I've always felt welcome and part of the family when I've come to hear them. They're so warm, friendly and funny. Eric Rice is very talented and they play as if music is part of their clothes."
Robin K. Audio Indigo KSER 90.7 @7pm Saturdays in Snohomish Cnty.


"Eric plays with a spirit in his voice and fingers I enjoy every time I hear him."
Dino Duran. Owner of 88 Keys in Seattle's Pioneer Square


"The first artillary volley's from the guitar of Eric Rice got an unconditional surrender from the whole audience."

Eric Rice sings "You Really Got a Hold On Me" better than anyone since Smokey Robinson in my opinion and it is always a hauntingly powerful one when he does it."
Bob Horn. Staff writer for the Washington Blues Society
Eric Rice has been performing in Blues and Rock clubs for over 20 years. When he was old enough to get into the clubs he burst in like a pit bull sniffin' for blood. Insisting on finding the jam sessions and kicking down the doors he made his way into the Spokane Blues scene. In the 90's there still was one that thrived due to the popularity of his friends Too Slim and the Taildraggers, DK Stewart, Yo and DeCats and of course his own JR Boogie. JR was on top of the heap with a 7 piece horn band with a ton of energy and attitude until he moved to Seattle looking for a bigger pond to swim in. He continued with the name JR Boogie and forged his way into the blues scene in Seattle where he is today. "I love Seattle. The weather is cool and the music scene thrives!" he says. Eric opened for many national blues acts such as Edgar Winter, Robin Ford, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Jr. Wells, Long John Baldry, Anson Funderberg to name a few.

Moving Forward

Eric has been playing all over the NW in many diferent bands over the past few years such as Charles White, Fat James, Sweet Talkin' Jones and Barfly after he disbanded JR Boogie. Now we are going to get Eric Rice rolling with the ongoing partnership with Scotty Harris on bass and Andrew Cloutier on drums. We're pleased to have such fabulous Seattle talent in the band and can assure you our sound is polished and full of the drivin' groove  we are known for. Enjoy the music and take a peek at the What We Do page to view our songlist.

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  • Bobby G Riddle

    Bobby G Riddle Kirkland Wa..

    Nice work Gentlemen!:)

    Nice work Gentlemen!smile

  • Cindy

    Cindy Shobe

    This young man has been into music since he was a small child. How do I know? I'm his maternal aunt. He's gotten so much better as time has gone on. I love him a lot, and just wait to start hearing something from his sons, either Dylan or Evan. I love you my dear nephew and I'm so glad you're a part of our family. Auntie Cid

    This young man has been into music since he was a small child. How do I know? I'm his maternal aunt. He's gotten so much better as time has gone on. I love him a lot, and just wait to start hearing something from his sons, either Dylan or Evan. I love you my dear nephew and I'm so glad you're a part of our family.
    Auntie Cid

  • Uncle Phil

    Uncle Phil Everett, WA

    Its great to see you continuing and moving forward with your talent and dreams.;)

    Its great to see you continuing and moving forward with your talent and dreams.wink

  • Bob Kinney

    Bob Kinney north Carolina

    Love the sight:D

    Love the sightbiggrin

Links

No Script Studio is where we record. http://noscriptstudio.com/