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Ben Rice

Finalist at the 2014 and 2015 International Blues Challenge with his band The Illamatic's and solo in Memphis.Ben was voted best guitarist at the 2015 International blues challenge and has 4 Muddy awards and 2 Rooster awards from local music society's from Portland Oregon. Ben at 25 has 4 records out 2 with radio and internet play and has opened for BB King, James Cotton, Dave Mason, Fabulous Thunder Birds and others solo or with his band.Ben has a music degree in Jazz performance from University of Oregon and teaches Mariachi when he is not playing.He plays over 250 shows a year and his band is know for putting on a show that will have you singing,dancing, and crying as Ben runs your emotions up and down. As one IBC judge said" I looked over and the female judge next to me was crying and then I started Ben had the audience in complete silent with his version of Keys to the Highway" [+]