Willie Trice

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b. 10 February, 1910, Hillsborough, North Carolina, USA, d. 10 December, 1976, Durham, North Carolina, USA. Trice’s parents played music and he learned guitar from an uncle, but one of his principal influences…
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b. 10 February, 1910, Hillsborough, North Carolina, USA, d. 10 December, 1976, Durham, North Carolina, USA. Trice’s parents played music and he learned guitar from an uncle, but one of his principal influences as a blues guitarist was Blind Gary Davis. In the 30s he formed a partnership with his younger brother, Richard Trice, playing the ragtime-influenced blues style prevalent in the Carolinas at that time. In 1937 he made a record, with Richard playing second guitar, but it can have had little success as he did not record again until the 70s. He lived his whole life in the same area, and continued to play music. In his retirement he made some new recordings, and saw an album released shortly before his death at the age of 66.