From Larry Rice
The Big Cheese is a father daughter duo plus one. Larry Rice (Father) plays fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, vocals and banjo if need be. Lea Mae Rice Camarda (Daughter) plays guitar, dulcimer, banjo and sings. Larry and Lea are lifelong Virginians and proud of it, and happy to be joined by Tennessean Julie Greene on mandolin, tenor guitar, and autoharp. Julie used to be a mandolin student of Larry’s. When her enormous talent and vocal ability became apparent, we asked her to join the group, completing our unique sound.