Blake & Rice

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Blake & Rice
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Studio album by Norman Blake, Tony Rice
Released February 14, 1992
Recorded 1991
Genre Americana, bluegrass, folk
Length 43:52
Label Rounder
Producer Norman Blake, Tony Rice
Norman Blake chronology
Slow Train through Georgia
(1987)Slow Train through Georgia1987
Blake & Rice
(1992)
Blind Dog
(1988)Blind Dog1988
Tony Rice chronology
Me & My Guitar
(1986) Me & My Guitar1986
Blake & Rice
(1987) Blake & Rice1987
Devlin
(1990) Devlin1990

Blake & Rice is an album of American guitarist Norman Blake and bluegrass guitarist Tony Rice, released on February 14, 1992.[1] It is their first album together. They would team up again for Norman Blake and Tony Rice 2 that same year.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [2]

In his Allmusic review, critic Jim Smith wrote of the album "There is some exceptional flatpicking here, but even the more manic passages are tempered by a softness that is striking, and perhaps even a little disappointing, in its modesty. Once the listener gets past the desire to hear hardcore chops, though, the album reveals its full beauty..."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "New Chance Blues" (Norman Blake) – 2:15
  2. "Greenlight on the Southern" (Blake) – 3:43
  3. "I'm Not Sayin'" (Gordon Lightfoot) – 2:16
  4. "Texas Gales" (Traditional) – 3:38
  5. "Ridge Road Gravel" (Blake) – 2:25
  6. "Monroe's Hornpipe" (Bill Monroe) – 2:14
  7. "Last Train From Poor Valley" (Blake) – 3:32
  8. "New River Train" (Monroe) – 3:25
  9. "Stoney Point" (Traditional) – 2:11
  10. "Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar" (Alton Delmore, Rabon Delmore) – 3:32
  11. "Little Beggarman/Gilderoy" (Traditional) – 3:05
  12. "The Shipyard Apprentice" (Norman Buchan, R. Campbell, Archie Fisher) – 4:13
  13. "Medley: Fiddler's Dream/Whiskey Before Breakfast" (Traditional) – 4:40
  14. "I'm Coming Back (But I Don't Know When)" (Traditional) – 2:43

Personnel[edit]

  • Norman Blake – guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • Tony Rice – guitar, vocals

Production notes

  • George Horn – mastering
  • Bill Wolf – engineer, photography

References[edit]