Ben Rice Band
Acoustic, Blues, Funk, Guitarist, Improv, Dobro,
This band has a large reputation around the country for continually putting on a show that engages the audience. Ben Rice is known for coming off stage, singing without a mic and playing guitar in the audience. He also plays a cigar box and slide guitar. Mac Potts blind since birth is the keyboard player and plays backwards and from the front of the piano. He also plays 2 saxes at the same time."This is one of the best shows and hottest bands I have ever seen" as quoted by John McBride manager of the Rum Boogie in Memphis
In Memphis in 2006 they were semifinalist at The International Blues Challenge. They competed in the first ever King of Beale Street competition with bands from all over the world. They were runner up and were dubbed The Northwest Kings of Beale Street.
The band has many Muddy Waters Award nominations by the Cascade Blues Association from 2005 to 2008. Ben for best male vocal and electric guitar and Mac for best piano.They currently have four CD's and is best known for their phenomenal stage presence and explosive music.
Some of Our Music Includes.
Howlin Wolf: Back Door Man; Evil; Who's Been Talking; Little Red Rooster; Killing Floor
B.B. King: Paying the Cost to be the Boss; Days of Old; Key to the Highway; Everyday I have the Blues
Stevie Ray Vaughan: Pride and Joy; Texas Flood; Mary Had a Little Lamb; Life By the Drop
Muddy Waters: Hoochie Coochie Man; So Glad I'm Living; I've Got my Mojo Working
Jimi Hendrix: Fire; All Along the Watchtower; Red House; If 6 was 9