BEN RICE BAND WITH SPECIAL GUEST - ANNI PIPER (BASS & VOCALS)

Friday, January 26, 2018 8:00PM
Highway 99 Blues Club
1414 Alaskan Way Seattle, Washington 98101 United States
Highway 99 Blues Club
1414 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98101
Call Us: (206) 382-2171
Highway 99 Blues Club
1414 Alaskan Way Seattle, Washington 98101 United States
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Tickets: $16.00 - $26.00 VIP

Ben Rice’s unique style blends Delta-Blues, Soul, Funk, Jazz and Rockabilly together to create the distinct style, winning him awards, and bringing him to stages all across the country and world. He branched out from playing primarily in the Northwest, to international stages in 2014, and has not looked back since. The second time he participated in the International Blues Challenge, he was a finalist in the solo/duo category, and he was awarded the St. Blues Guitarist award for best guitarist.

Ben has had a diverse background in music, from studying the great blues artists like B.B. King, Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson growing up, to studying Jazz Guitar and classical music at the University of Oregon, to playing with his university’s Celtic Folk ensemble and Mariachi band. This diversity has helped Ben better connect to the audience through his music, while also putting on an excellent show sporting his array of resophonic guitars and homemade cigar box guitars.

Anni Piper is an internationally acclaimed recording artist, very talented bass player, insightful composer, show-stopping performer and invigorating vocalist. Originally from Australia, she moved to Florida in 2014, and has been taking the states by storm ever since. Her latest release, and first of her own label, is “More Guitars Than Friends”. She has won many awards, including Best New Talent at the Australian Blues Music Awards, ABC Radio National “Fresh Air” contest, and becoming a finalist for the 2015 UK Songwriting Contest. Her music is deep rooted in blues form, yet addresses the issues of today.