With his newest EP, Grammy award-winning guitarist and singer Dan Tyminski honors bluegrass guitar legend Tony Rice.
The EP, One More Time Before You Go: A Tribute To Tony Rice, features the best players in the game with the likes of Molly Tuttle, Billy Strings, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, and more members of the bluegrass community. This gold-standard group of musicians come together on this album to pay tribute to the late great Rice, who passed away on Christmas Day 2020.
Rice, a revered member of the International Bluegrass Hall Of Fame, carved out a storied and influential career, and could go note for note with any and all guitarists. Old collaborator, friend, and legend in his own right, Ricky Skaggs claims Rice was, “The single most influential acoustic guitar player in the last 50 years.”
The record’s title track, penned by Tyminski, acts as a way to relieve the grief of Rice’s passing, and it planted the seed that grew into this tribute EP. “I cried all day on day one, and on day two, had written the instrumental part,” Tyminski said.
For “One More Time Before You Go,” Tyminski called fellow guitarist and multiple IBMA Award-winner Josh Williams – who had also played with Rice – to shed whatever light he could on the masterful guitarist, and the two of them took to the studio to capture the song.
From “Church Street Blues” which features Tuttle, to “Why You Been Gone So Long” featuring Gaven Largent, the five-track EP carries the listener on an epic bluegrass voyage with a backdrop of both sadness and reflection.
Tyminski and his select musicians deliver a profound sonic experience and beautiful ode to Rice, and do so with their blazing passion and limitless skill.
Perhaps most famously known as the iconic vocals behind “Man of Constant Sorrow” emanating from George Clooney’s character’s mouth in O, Brother Where Art Thou?, Tyminski has amassed many accomplishments.
With a legacy including a whopping 14 Grammys, numerous accolades including IBMA’s Male Vocalist of the Year four times, and much more, Tyminski’s talents have been heavily rewarded. He was also a key part of Union Station with Allison Krauss. His collaborations include a who’s who of heavy hitters from Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, LeAnn Rimes, and countless others.
It’s hard to sum up how much influence a legend like Rice has, but Tyminski does as good a job as anyone could through this touching memorial to a fallen bluegrass hero.
Catch Dan Tyminski On Tour:
August 11 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere
August 12 – York, PA – Appell Center For The Performing Arts
August 13 – Goshen, CT – Podunk Bluegrass Festival 2022
August 25 – Middlesboro, KY – Levitt AMP Middlesboro Music Series
August 27 – Lexington, VA – Lime Kiln Theater
August 28 – Doylestown, PA – Bluegrass at the TileWorks Summer Series
September 1-4 – Brunswick, ME – Thomas Point Bluegrass Festival 2022
September 1 – Pawling, NY – Daryl’s House
September 3 – Plymouth, MA – Spire Center for the Performing Arts
September 18 – Flagstaff, AZ – Pickin’ In The Pines 2022
September 27-29 – West Raleigh, NC – IBMA Bluegrass Ramble 2022
September 30 – Rocky Mount, VA – Harvester Performance Center
October 7-8 – Big Stone Gap, VA – Blue Highway Fest 2022
October 14 – The Woodlands, TX – Dosey Doe Big Barn
November 10-12 – Wilmington, OH – Industrial Strength Bluegrass Festival 2022