Rice Drewry is a Memphis-born singer/songwriter with a myriad of influences, including the Beatles, James Taylor, John Mellencamp and Tom Petty melded together with the magic waters that is Memphis music to create a sound all his own. This variety of exposures help him create songs with different flavors mixed together with an acoustic rock / Americana style. He has been active in Memphis Songwriters for over 10 years and enjoys collaborating and playing with fellow songwriters and musicians. “Thousand Shades of Gray” and “When You Smile” were engineered and produced by Jack Holder, whose credits include session musician on Tracy Chapman, Travis Tritt and Johnny Lang among others. Most recently, "Rhythm of the Rain" by Rice Drewry & Six Degrees was released in 2013 to a packed house in the 1884 Lounge of Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN. Rice wrote or co-wrote all of the tunes, but turns over lead vocal duties to the very talented Donna Staub on three of the songs. Rice co-produced along with Jack Holder, who also mixed the project.
He plays acoustic gigs, solo and small combo’s at numerous venues in the Memphis area and with his current band, Six Degrees, he has performed at Memphis Italianfest, Madonna Circle, Delta Fair, Collierville on the Square summer series, and the Germantown Festival. The band has also played at Center for Southern Folklore and Otherlands Coffee Bar.