Patrick Rice is currently a senior at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree in Guitar Performance. Since the beginning of his studies at Furman he has won multiple awards in guitar competitions, including Southern Guitar Festival and Competition, The Appalachian Guitar Festival, and The Columbus State Guitar Symposium. Patrick participated in the U.S. premier of The Walls by Grammy award winning composer Sergio Assad, with renowned guitarist William Kanengiser of the Grammy awarded Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. In his sophomore year at Furman, Patrick was  selected as a winner of the prestigious biennial concerto competition at Furman, allowing him the opportunity to perform Vivaldi's lute concerto with the Furman Symphony orchestra, under the baton of renown conductor Edvard Tchivzhel of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra. In June of 2019, Patrick performed three World Premieres in New York’s famed Carnegie Hall as one of forty American guitarists selected to be in the first ever U.S. Guitar Orchestra, followed by a concert tour of France. In March of 2021, Patrick was a featured soloist with the Furman Symphony Orchestra for their recording of Vivaldi's Double Mandolin Concerto in G major. 

In addition to his classical studies, Patrick is an avid bluegrass musician. Over the past year, he has been writing, performing, and recording bluegrass music with renown fiddler Dr. Andy Carlson. His first bluegrass EP, Don't Look Too Good, is out now for purchase. Patrick will be releasing his first solo record in the summer of 2021.                                                                        



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About the Artist 

I have enjoyed many years of performing classical guitar all over the world, and I am eager to grow as a bluegrass artist! Don't Look Too Good, my debut EP, was created to showcase myself as a bluegrass artist and songwriter. Each song is different in it's own way, and I look forward to expanding my repertoire with my new record. 

In addition to my experience performing and recording as a performance major at Furman, I have gained considerable experience in the field of media through my double major in communications, with an emphasis in media studies. My goal is to use this knowledge to create good and consistent content across all platforms of social media to bring new fans to the genre of bluegrass, and entertain those who have long loved the tradition of the great style. 


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