RL Boyce (born August 15, 1955) is a Grammy nominated blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist born and raised in Como, Mississippi.
He is a protege of Hill country blues musicians including R L Burnside, and Mississippi Fred McDowell.
Boyce began his career in the early 1960s playing drums for his uncle, the fife and drum performer Othar Turner. Later he was the drummer for Jessie Mae Hemphill and is heard on her 1990 album, Feelin’ Good.
His debut full-length album, entitled Ain’t the Man’s Alright was released when he was 52 years old and featured musicians including Cedric Burnside, Luther Dickinson, and Calvin Jackson.
His second album release, Roll and Tumble was released on September 8, 2017 on Waxploitation Records. The album included the father and son double drumming team of Cedric Burnside (R.L. Burnside’s drummer and grandson) and Calvin Jackson. The album was produced by Luther Dickinson of The Black Crowes and North Mississippi Allstars fame, and David Katznelson.