SAME SHIrT, DIFFERENT DAY uncovers some of its most vivid images in Rodney Rice's poignant and autobiographical “Memoirs of Our Youth” -- a song inspired by a conversation with a friend. "A buddy called me up one night and said, ‘Rodney, I’ve got the perfect line for a song: ‘The days go on forever but the years just fly right by.’ That one line just brought the song out and everything else just fell into place".
Understanding and appreciating Rodney Rice’s sophomore album it's not only helpful to examine the surface – which vibrates with memorable melodies but also to dig deeper, to learn what lies underneath, how it formed there and what effect it could have in the future. For rumbling beneath these 12 tracks, rooted in the key elements of Americana, is a solid foundation of thoroughly incisive and engaging lyrics, calling to mind such musical figures as John Prine, Billy Joe Shaver and Guy Clark. From unflinching portraits of the working man’s plight to stark, confessional love songs, Same Shirt, Different Day, represents a collection worthy of its own survey.
Rice is now based in Littleton, Colorado, a fitting location just a stone’s throw away from Red Rocks, the legendary performance venue with a natural amphitheater.
Rodney Rice now examines the human condition through a songwriter’s lens, and his SAME SHIrT, DIFFERENT DAY offers a dozen solidly formed tunes, inspired by the musical explorers who came before him, but ultimately shaped by his uniquely fresh perspective.