Welcome. Dirty Rice is an aggressive Rock-n-Blues band from the Seattle area serving a delicious blend of the greatest songs and styles that has been spawned by the blues including the affects on the songwritng and the ripping guitar of Eric Rice. His vision has been brought into focus with the bond he has with Scotty Harris and Andrew Cloutier. Raw old school Rock-n-Blues with a lot of variety. With Eric Rice at the helm of Dirty Rice you will hear anything from Muddy Waters and T-Bone Walker to Hendrix and their own homegrown tunes.
"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.Dirty 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
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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.
Dirty Rice is the latest creation. 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 Dirty Rice rolling 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.
No Script Studio is where we record. http://noscriptstudio.com/