Maddie Rice is an American guitarist. In 2015 she was chosen to play lead guitar in Stay Human, the house band for Stephen Colbert, on The Tonight Show. Her choice was seen as remarkable, as she was then just 22 years old.
Rice grew up in Utah. Rice was so dedicated to music, in high school, that she finished her homework, at school, so she could devote five hours per to night to practicing, when she got home. Rice moved to Boston, Massachusets, for college, where she attended the Berklee College of Music. While there, she was in an all-girl funk band that included Gabrielle Walter-Clay, and Alissia Benveniste.
- Alyssa Ladsinski (2017-01-28). "Rubblebucket Brings a Bit of Brooklyn Bounce to The Hollow". My Music. https://nysmusic.com/2017/01/28/rubblebucket-brings-a-bit-of-brooklyn-bounce-to-the-hollow/. Retrieved 2017-08-22. "The five-piece, consisting of Kalmia Traver, Alex Toth, Dandy McDowell, Maddie Rice and Adam Dotson, hit the road for a string of Northeast dates across CT, RI, MA, NY and PA in support of their latest EP, If U C My Enemies,"
- "Stephen Colbert’s New Guitarist Talks Pentatonics". Gear gods. 2015-09-29. http://geargods.net/tutorials/maddie-rice-pentatonic-substitutions/. Retrieved 2017-08-22. "It’s sick to see someone so young get the call, and Maddie rips. See for yourself below, as EMGtv recently posted a lesson with her about pentatonic substitutions (which you might also call modal pentatonics)."
- Chris Miller. [kutv.com/news/local/utah-guitarist-lands-spot-on-colberts-late-show "Utah guitarist lands spot on Colbert's 'Late Show'"]. KUTV. kutv.com/news/local/utah-guitarist-lands-spot-on-colberts-late-show. Retrieved 2017-08-22. ""It's just like, 'What can this 14 year-old do?' and then about five, ten minutes into the lesson, I thought, this is the most talented person I've ever worked with.""
- Katherine Cusumano (2016-11-11). "Exclusive Track Premiere: Rising Star Clay's Sultry New Single “Follow Me Down”". W magazine. https://www.wmagazine.com/story/exclusive-track-premiere-rising-star-clays-sultry-new-single-follow-me-down. Retrieved 2017-08-22. "She was chafing at the confines of higher education, and she found an outlet in her funk music that also comprised fellow students like bassist Alissia Benveniste and guitarist Maddie Rice (who now plays with the house band on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert)."
- Denny Dryoff (2017-01-26). "On Stage: Rubblebucket gets things going". Unionville Times. http://www.unionvilletimes.com/?p=33541. Retrieved 2017-08-22. "“We started writing the EP in summer 2015,” said Toth, during a phone interview last week from a tour stop in Rhode Island. “We’ve been working on a full-length since then – on-and-off. We recorded the EP tracks last spring and got them finished by summer.”"