Amberjack Rice is from Knoxville TN. He originally learned to play music in a splo house (an illegal bar with a still in the basement) spending many weekends playing till the sun came up or the cops came, whatever happened first. After a few years he moved on to the local clubs, playing many nights in bars he was to young to drink in. In 1989 he started fronting a band (The Blues Commandeers) and soon began playing with Scott Miller (V-Roys, Sugar Hill Records). Playing with Scott influenced Rice to start writing his own songs and to move to Austin Texas. After a couple of years in Austin, he started playing publicly as a solo act, which soon became a band, a really great band that makes people dance and have a hell of a good time. New Roots is his fifth recording for ARR (Amberjack Rice Records), it has gotten loads of European radio play and many great reviews. There is no sign of letting up. With two new records ready to release and many tours upcoming.