Butch Rice

Butch Rice

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Soulful acoustic pop has never hit quite so close to home. Butch Rice writes of what we can all identify with, Love and Loss. With every tune the heartstrings resound as if the guitar has been in the hands of too many, slightly bruised and worn, but stronger in character.

Biography

"This is excellent songwriter material served straight-up. One voice, one guitar, recorded live…Rice has given listeners a predominately up tempo record of honest, raw emotion…The warm timbre of his voice is smoky and rich…this Louisville, KY based writer understands the importance of a simple phrase sung well."
Clay Steakley/PERFORMING SONGWRITER MAGAZINE / TOP 12 PICK

"Rice's honesty and vocal inflections make it clear he feels every single word on his album; consequently, so does the listener. "
KEVIN GIBSON/LOUISVILLE ECCENTRIC OBSERVER

"I get dozens of demos and CD's in the mail weekly…This disc grabbed my attention in a big way. The simplicity is what makes it so perfect. I would recommend this disc to anybody."
DAVID HOOPER/KATHODE RAY MUSIC/ NASHVILLE, TN

"Butch Rice explores emotions heart first, honestly with conviction."
TREY MITCHELL – EDITOR/SENSORED MAGAZINE/NASHVILLE, TN

"This album is living proof that some of the best music out there
today is not coming from the big monolithic mega-labels, but instead
from the smaller independent labels like ear X-tacy…Butch Rice is the real thing.
Do yourself some good and buy this CD."
JOEL TIMOTHY/BROADCAST MUSIC

"…a strong presence on Louisville's original-music scene as a
solo acoustic performer. His angst-prone songs, many of which
center on love that is troubled, lost, or otherwise screwed up, are
naturals for such intimate conditions."
JEFFREY LEE PUCKETT/THE COURIER-JOURNAL

Butch, hailing from his hometown of Louisville, KY, is no stranger to the music scene. Having opened for and played with several local and national acts such as Matthew Ryan (A&M Records), Tuesday Sun, DAYS of the NEW (Outpost/Interscope Records), the WHY STORE (MCA Records), Blues Great Charlie Mussellwhite, Peter Searcy (Timebomb Recordings), and Jeffrey Gaines (Rykosdic). He has been selected as an ASCAP (american society of composers, authors and publishers) Special Award Winner for his writing and performance accomplishments. With recent appearances at the Nashville Entertainment Association’s EXTRAVAGANZA, Midwest Music Summit and the Atlantis Music Conference. He has stripped himself down to a one-man act to become one of the most unique sounding voices of our time.

Discography

Butch Rice - Acoustic Pop - ear X-tacy records

Set List

My original set runs One hour to 90 minutes.
My cover set can run from one hour - four and consists of John Mayer, David Gray, Jeffrey Gaines, Edwin McCain, Radiohead, Marvin Gaye, R.E.M., Ryan Adams, Whiskeytown, Fleetwood Mac, U2, etc.