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Rice with John Snipe: Night 2

Event Date/Doors Open: 
Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 9:00pm
Event Time: 
October 22, 2022 - 9:30pm
$12 Advance, $15 Day of Show, $10 with handbill to be distributed at the Hult center after BW&WB’s show

On Saturday, October 22, The WOW Hall is hosting an after party for The Bob Weir and the Wolf Bros show scheduled at the Hult Center! The After Party will be featuring performances by the band RICE and special guest John Shipe.

Returning to Eugene for the first time since their well received performances at the Oregon Country Fair, RICE brings their own fresh perspective to jam-band rock. A classic power trio, all in their early 20s, don’t let their relative youth fool you. RICE writes and plays music with the sensibilities of old souls. Live music connoisseurs will instantly recognize elements of classic artists like the Allman Brothers, the Grateful Dead, and Phish. At the same time, upbeat tempos, complex chord progressions, and captivating lyrics provide exciting performances and give RICE their own signature sound that is too good to pass up. If you miss these shows, don’t worry, your friends will be telling you all about them. Opening will be Eugene’s singer songwriter John Shipe.



The band RICE was formed when the guys all met in French class at Richland High School in Washington state. With Ryan McKinley (Lead Vocals and Guitar) , Carson Garland (Drums) and Grant Howard(Bass) they set off on what has now been a 6 year journey of music. The band clicked immediately. They had each been playing music for years, and were on top of their game from the start. And for all its drawbacks, Richland Washington had one huge advantage;Dara Quinn and the Emerald of Siam.

Dara Quinn is an accomplished keyboard player in her own right, and owner of the Emerald of Siam Thai restaurant in Richland. During RICE’s embryonic stage, she single-handedly kept the live music scene in the Tri-Cities alive by bringing in a constant stream of touring acts headed to and from Portland and Seattle. The Emerald would also put local bands on as openers and occasional headliners, and also hosted a regular open mic night. The result of all of Dara’s love, and her love of live music, was that RICE was able to get stage time on a regular basis, and got to see all of the touring acts coming through Richland up close and personal.

With influences from Phish, The Dead to Rush the guys will take you on a journey of sonic beauty with inspired live performances designed to get you up and moving. For many years, Ryan, as a teenager, had been on the Spoken Word Crew at the Oregon Country Fair and when crew cancelations for the 2022 Fair presented an opportunity, his band mates also joined the crew. The result was the opportunity to play three sets on the Front Porch stage, where RICE broke into the consciousness of the larger OCF community. Their Saturday night set had them playing in front of the largest crowd they had ever experienced, and the love was infectious. The Sunday Set was even more fun and was well received by all who were there. The only people who had a better time than the crowd that night was the band. The band is now ready to move on to the West Coast - watch for them at a venue near you in 2022/2023.


Eugene based singer/songwriter. He has been performing shows for over 35 years, has recorded a dozen albums, done 5,000 gigs and traveled a million miles. John Shipe has hit the Americana charts in 6 countries on 3 continents. Comfortable on any sized stage, solo or ensemble, he's opened for Derek Trucks, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo', and a guy named Bob Dylan.  We are thankful to him for supporting RICE!!


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