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YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Johnathan Rice.

Johnathan Rice.
Singer/songwriter originally from Scotland, based out of Washington D.C.

Johnathan Rice

After graduating from high school in Washington, D.C. Rice moved to New York where he began work on his debut album. Shortly after arriving in the city, the World Trade Center was destroyed and this, along with other themes of war can be heard in his lyrics. The album was recorded several times before Rice was happy with it, finally settling with Bright Eyes producer Mike Mogis, creating a rich, diverse sound with most tracks leading into one another as a single “work” of music. Rice has cited Nick Drake, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, The Beatles, and country legend Gram Parsons as influences on his work. (wikipedia)

Rice’s Scottish influences are not far from his music, but don’t discount his growing up in the USA. There’s a very Americana feel to his songs, all bar hopping and guitars, though they still keep an element of foreign grace. I’d compare him to an early John Mayer. Here’s to hoping Rice doesn’t turn out like Mayer did.

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(from the album Trouble Is Real)
“So Sweet”
“Mid-November”

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