Bud Rice grew up in a musically influenced home. His father, local Celtic musician Dave Gossage, inspired him to start playing as a child. From an early age Rice often rejected formal musical training, but always had an appetite for performing. His charisma and natural drive was what landed him playing onstage in bars as early as 15 years old. He played with friends and solo in cafes and venues around Mile End as a start to his music career then moved on to playing showcase shows around Montreal, Toronto, and New York City. He has been playing music for nearly 12 years, and music has been his sole source of income for the past 5. his music ranging from deep roots folk style to blues and rock influenced songs.
His forthcoming album, Piece of Heaven, was recorded at Montreal’s Breakglass Studios, engineered by David Smith (Leif Vollebekk), co-produced with David Gossage, and edited by Padraig Buttner-Schnirer. It features Marc Beland (Jonathan Roy) Ken Presse (The Franklin Electric) Jo Lorgis, and Alex Lebel (Kandle). The album is a deeply personal collection of songs dealing with great love, and great loss, written over the course of 4 years and has been described as the “Break-Up Album of 2019” with musical influences similar to that of Leif Vollebekk, Bahamas, Alabama Shakes, Ryan Adams and Wilco.