Bob Rice

An internationally famous speaker, musician, and writer, Bob Rice looks at the beautiful and the bizarre of life through a Catholic perspective. Also includes articles and excerpts from books he's working on.

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Location: Steubenville, Ohio, United States

My desire is to share the love of God to everyone I meet through the many gifts God has given me. My full time job is teaching evangelization and youth ministry at Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH. About two or three times a week I travel around the country proclaiming God's word or do a concert/lead worship. I've published many articles and I'm working on my first novel. 12 years ago, I married the love of my life and now we have 5 beautiful children. You can find out more about me and download lots of free stuff on my webpage-

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Working on a bluegrass album...

At least, I think it's going to be a bluegrass album. I'm not sure, because I've never done one before. But I am very excited about it. I've been a fan of bluegrass for a long time, and I've written songs over the years that I really liked but havent recorded because they sounded so different from the other stuff that we were making with my band, Backyard Galaxy. A few months ago, I realized I had an album's worth of strong material. So then I prayed, "Lord, if you want me to do this, you need to give me a clear sign." That night I was having dinner with a friend who, out of the blue, turned to me and said, "You know we need? A good Catholic bluegrass album." And I hadn't mentioned a thing about bluegrass, or my desire to do it.

So I'm doing some writing touch-ups and starting to book studio time. I'm really excited because Fr. Edward Richard (pronounced RE-shard, he's cajun) is going to play banjo on it. Check out his page at ""

The working title is "Battle Hymns". I'm also excited about it because I'll be able to play more accordion than I've been able to do on the rock stuff. Keep it in your prayers!

Friday, September 23, 2005

On the Web...

After many months, I'm on the web with an actual shot at updating from time to time, thanks to this very easy and cool blog page. I just watched the season finale of Battlestar Galactica and the season opener of Lost. It's nice to watch some good TV for a change.