Rick Elias Bio
Richard Robert “Rick” Elias was a Nashville-based singer and songwriter. Elias moved to L.A. in 1984 and within a few years was recording with producer Niko Bolas (Neil Young). In 1990, Elias signed to Alarma Records, which released his Christian rock album as Rick Elias and the Confessions, a band which also included Intravaia and Sale. Their single “Confession of Love” peaked at number four on the national Christian Top 40 chart as published in Contemporary Christian Music magazine.
From 1993 to 2002, Elias was a founding member of Rich Mullins’ A Ragamuffin Band. Singer/guitarist/keyboardist once hit number four on the national Christian Top 40 chart.
Rick Elias Work
Furthermore, Elias wrote and produced music in Nashville, Tennessee, while performing solo throughout the U.S. and internationally. His music was included in the 1996 movie That Thing You Do!, Dawsons Creek, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, as well as other albums, independent films, and TV shows. Elias also produced artists such as Rich Mullins, Amy Grant, Aaron Neville, Michael W. Smith. He released four solo projects.
In fact, in 2018 it was revealed that he had cancer. A benefit concert was held by members of A Ragamuffin Band and performers from the Jesus Record on February 2, 2019 to raise money for his medical bills. Elias died on April 2, 2019.
Rick Elias Awards and honor
Discography Rick Elias
- Moreover, Rick Elias & The Confessions (1990, Alarma)
- Meanwhile, Ten Stories (1991, Frontline)
- Furthermore, Blink (1998, Pamplin)
- Confessions of a Ragamuffin (2000, KMG) (compilation album)
- Bootleg (2003) (compilation album)
Jese Bal born Nov 9, 1982, is a novelist and poet. He has published novels, volumes of poetry, short stories, and drawings. His works are distinguished by the use of a spare style and have been compared to those of Jorge Luis Borges and Italo Calvino.