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Origin: Portland, OR

Genre: Blues/Americana

Years Active: 2006 - Present

Label: Self

Official Websites:


Ben Rice's music is deeply rooted in traditional blues, yet at the same time fiercely original. His guitar playing earns labels like "fearless," "inventive" and "powerful," and he routinly brings audiences to their feet with his stunning and emotionally honest vocal delivery. Ben is as much at home fronting his electric band as he is captivating a crowd solo with nothing but his voice and his acoustic resonator guitar.

Album Review by Marty Gunther, Blues Blast Magazine

Album Review by Bill Wasserzieher’s, Blues Music Magazine

Album Review by Iain Patience, Blues Magazine Netherlands

Album Review by Greg Johnson, Cascade Blues Association

New Album Review by Rick J Bowen, Washington Blues Society

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Artist Contact:

Ben Rice  |, 541-232-6650



Doug Tackett |, (303) 670-9950

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  • 2019 Recipeint of Blues Blast Magazine's "Sean Costello Rising Star Award."

    • Nomination for Acoustic Artist Award​

  • 2019 Three Blues Music Award Nominations by The National Blues Foundation

    • Acoustic Artist​

    • Album by an Emerging Artist

    • Acoustic Album

  • 2019 Four Cascade Blues Association Muddy Awards

    • Contemporary Blues Act​ of the Year - Ben Rice Band

    • Traditional Blues Act of the Year - Ben Rice Trio

    • ​Male Vocalist of the Year​

    • Electric Guitar Player of the Year

  • 2018 Two Cascade Blues Association Muddy Awards

    • Male Vocalist of the Year

    • Contemporary Blues Act of the Year

  • 2017 Cascade Blues Association Award and Hall of Fame Inductee

    • Traditional Act of the Year​

  • 2016 Two Independent Blues Nominations for  Best Live Recording & Best Contemporary Blues Artist

  • 2016 Muddy Award recipient for Traditional & Contemporary Act of The Year - Cascade Blues Association

  • 2015 St. Blues Guitarist Award -  International Blues Challenge

  • 2014 & 2015 Traditional Act of the Year - Cascade Blues Association

  • 2014 & 2015 International Blues Challenge Finalist -The Blues Foundation

  • 2013 & 2014 Male Vocalist of the Year - Cascade Blues Association

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