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Jonathan Rice

Jonathan Rice

JOHNATHAN RICE is a 22 year-old singer-songwriter who recently released his first album, Trouble Is Real, on Reprise Records to widespread critical acclaim. Rice was born in Glasgow and later moved to the United States, living in Virginia and now Los Angeles. His songs have been heard on such television shows as The OC, Smallville, Everwood, One Tree Hill and Six Feet Under. In the summer of 2005, he toured with REM.

Rice began playing the guitar at age 8, encouraged by his parents whose record collection of Neil Young, Gram Parsons, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison and The Band would leave a lasting impression. He was 16 when he first performed in public and his gravel voice was to come as a surprise. Still in high school, he recorded his first EP, Heart in Mind. He then headed to New York - on September 10, 2001.

After working 13 jobs in 9 months, while playing clubs on the Lower East Side, Rice's luck changed when he was signed by Warner Bros./Reprise Records. Determined that he would only release his album after building up a live fanbase, he began touring with such artists as Starsailor, Rachel Yamagota, The Cardigans, Ray Lamontagne, Maroon 5, Gomez and Martha Wainwright.

Since then, his songwriting abilities have been recognized with an award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame, joining such previous honorees as Bob Dylan, Burt Bacharach, Elton John and Brian Wilson.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Jonathan Rice Facts

OccupationMusician, Actor

Selected Filmography

Not available.