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Larry Rice’s love of entertaining has taken him to some unusual places. From playing rock and Motown for soldiers when he was 12, to playing fiddle on the street or playing violin as part of a singing telegram or gorilla-gram act, sharing his love of music has filled his life.

As leader of the legendary Ohio country-rock act, Flatbush, Larry has shared the stage with the New Riders of the Purple Sage, Richie Metlock of Blackfoot and the Outlaws, Roy Buchanan, and Little Feat. Flatbush was a touring/recording act for seven years in the late 70’s/early 80’s. Flatbush is named in the History of Rock in Cleveland exhibit in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

As a songwriter, Larry co-wrote the two Flatbush's hits, Snug as a Bug in a Rug and "Baby Love". As the single off The Big Cheese Band's "Live Culture" CD, his song Life on the River went to #1 on AAA stations in the US in the summer of 2015. Later that year, the single The Christmas Crocodile made it into the top 20 on AC stations in the US. Larry co-wrote this novelty tune with his daughter Lea and 3-year-old uke student Jack Morrison, who had the idea for the crocodile that would help Santa Claus. His song Another Year Older was selected as a finalist in the 2019 Don Gibson Singer Songwriter competition in Shelby, NC.

Larry’s current projects include teaching fiddle, guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, and ukulele, playing Americana music with his daughter Lea and former fiddle student Holly Rose Weber in The Big Cheese Band, as well as writing songs with Ron Lipps as the Two Old Hearts duo. With The Big Cheese Band he has played in clubs, listening rooms, outdoor events and house concerts all over the DC area. As a sought after fiddle and guitar sideman he has played at the State Theater, The Birchmere, and The Strathmore. His other passion is gardening year-round, indoors and out. For more information or bookings, email fiddler@larryricemusic.com