Featuring: Ricky Skaggs, Sam Bush, Mark O'Connor, Jerry Douglas, Bela Fleck, Wyatt Rice, Jimmy Gaudreau, Rickie & Ronnie Simpkins. Tony Rice has practiced his flatpicking art to great acclaim in both traditional bluegrass and innovative acoustic circles. He is perhaps the greatest innovator of acoustic flatpicked guitar since Clarence White. The bluegrass sound is practically mother's milk to Tony. His father was a "serious amateur on mandolin and guitar" and Tony cannot even recall a time when he didn't know how to play. The first records he remembers hearing were by Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs and the Louvin Brothers. More influential however, were his contacts with two players he calls his "musical mentors" -- Doc Watson and the late Clarence White.
This DVD presents Tony in three different settings recorded at the 1992 Merle Watson Festival playing a wide variety of music all stamped with his personal approach and sound. Tony recently remarked in a Country Guitar interview, "Others have said about me from time to time that I have a unique tone and balance on the instrument. I just kind of play it the way I hear it." And play it he does on this exciting one hour DVD collection. NTSC all region, 62 minutes.