Tony Rice, guitarist Wyatt Rice played in his brother's bluegrass band before forming his own group in the late '80s. The Wyatt Rice band has since recorded two albums in two different incarnations. The first version of the group was a sextet featuring violinist Rickie Simpkins and mandolinist Ray Legere; they released New Market Gap in 1989. By the mid-'90s, the group had become a quintet, and this lineup released Picture in a Tear in 1996.
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