Rice & Menzone Alliance
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  • Lonesome Highway
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:24) [7.77 MB]
  • Wake Up Call
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:46) [8.61 MB]
  • I Know What It Means To Be Lonesome
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:11) [7.31 MB]
  • Grey Rain
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (07:58) [18.22 MB]
  • Big Black Wheels
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (04:04) [9.3 MB]
  • Cutting The Chords
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:54) [6.65 MB]
  • Another Town
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:28) [5.65 MB]
  • Five Play
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:44) [8.54 MB]
  • Faith, Hope, And Love
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (04:59) [11.41 MB]
  • Beating Around The Bush
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:43) [8.51 MB]
  • I'll Sail My Ship Alone
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:16) [5.21 MB]
  • Turnagain
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:18) [7.54 MB]
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Fans of acoustic guitar music should be well acquainted with the name Wyatt Rice. He was first spotlighted as an original member of the Tony Rice Unit. He has been featured on numerous recordings and videos, including his solo album "Newmarket Gap" and "Picture In a Tear" with his own band, Wyatt Rice & Santa Cruz; and despite being an adventurous banjoist, a composer, and a recording artist (he can claim four albums with his former group Traver Hollow and two solo albums), Dan Menzone remains unfamiliar to most bluegrass fans. As Dr. Ted Olson states in the liner notes of the duo's new album, "By combining the individual and collective strengths of two musicians who have never sought the limelight—musicians who for years have been quietly yet resolutely dedicated to their separate visions of the possibilities for bluegrass music—the Rice-Menzone Alliance is truly greater than the sum of its parts. And on Something Out Of The Blue they truly merge their visions. The music on this album is at the same time workmanlike and magical—it is painstakingly crafted and yet offers much that is truly surprising, something out of the blue."
Something Out Of The Blue is chock-full of expert musicianship from Rice who plays guitar and Menzone who plays banjo on the entire project. The duo have brought together elite musicians to round out the band — Fred Carpenter on fiddle, Rob Ickes on Dobro, Adam Steffey on mandolin, Ron Rice and Eric Seay on bass — and together, this group of masterful virtuosos are allowed to creatively interpret seven instrumentals on the album. The remaining five songs on the 12-track project are perfectly sung by the likes of Richard Bennett, Russell Moore, and Don Rigsby, with support vocals from Dale Ann Bradley and Dan Boner.

Track Listing

1 "Lonesome Highway" - (Lead Vocals: Russell Moore , Tenor Vocals: Dale Ann Bradley, Baritone Vocals: Dan Boner)
2 "Wake Up Call" - (instrumental)
3 "I Know What It Means To Be Lonesome" - (Lead Vocals: Don Rigsby)
4 "Grey Rain" - (instrumental)
5 "Big Black Wheels" - (Lead Vocals: Russell Moore)
6 "Cutting The Chords" - (instrumental)
7 "Another Town" - (Lead Vocals: Richard Bennett Tenor Vocals: Don Rigsby)
8 "Five Play" - (instrumental)
9 "Faith, Hope and Love" - (instrumental)
10 "Beating Around the Bush" - (instrumental)
11 "I'll Sail My Ship Alone" - (Lead Vocals: Don Rigsby, Tenor Vocals: Dale Ann Bradley)
12 "Turnagain" - (instrumental)
  • Members:
    Wyatt Rice, Dan Menzone
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  • Profile Last Updated:
    06/08/18 12:59:31
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