JOHN RICE (Musical Director, Guitar, Arrangements) returns after being a part of This Train and Stations Lost. A 30 year veteran of the Chicago music scene, John has appeared on recordings by Mavis Staples, Steve Earle, Jon Langford, Blind Boys of Alabama, Wilco, Rosie Flores, and John Martyn. His multi-instrumental skills have been prominently displayed in a long list of Midwestern bands including Jump ’N the Saddle, The Rattlers, Special Consensus, and The Sundowners. John has also worked as “gun for hire” for the likes of Roger Miller, Marianne Faithful, Billy Corgan, Ken Nordine, Vassar Clements, and Jim Lauderdale. He has contributed music to the films The Guardian, Uncle Nino, Secondhand Lions, and The Slaughter Rule. John has also played on more than 2000 television and radio jingles. Theater credits include The Remembered City (Steppenwolf Theatre Company) Floyd and Clea Under the Western Sky (Goodman Theatre) and Pump Boys and Dinettes (Forum Theatre Company).