Category: Music

Introducing… Steubenville Worship!

This last weekend was not only the start of a new summer conference season, but the launch of a new ministry… Steubenville Worship! For over the past decade, I have led worship at the summer conferences as “Bob Rice and the worship team” or… Continue Reading “Introducing… Steubenville Worship!”

Mercifulove: The Best of Bob Rice 2006-2015

An amazing summer!

In June and July, I was blessed to do 12 conferences! Six of them were Steubenville youth conferences (I hosted three and led worship for three). I even got off campus this year by hosting the first Steubenville Toronto conference. It was a truly… Continue Reading “An amazing summer!”

BTW, the new CD is available (and so are some old ones!)

I’m pretty stunned I haven’t made a bigger deal of this. My new CD, “The Gospel Accordion to Bob Rice,” came out a week before Thanksgiving, but with NCYC, Thanksgiving, the last week of school, and now I’m at parish mission in Hiawatha! Iowa,… Continue Reading “BTW, the new CD is available (and so are some old ones!)”

The Little Ukulele Boy

Did you know in Hawaii that the story of “The Little Drummer Boy” is re-told as “The Little Ukelele Boy?” Probably not, because I just made that up. But if there was a story about “The Little Ukulele Boy,” it would star Kyle Heimann.… Continue Reading “The Little Ukulele Boy”

I’m fasting from myself

When people ask me about my music, my usual joke is, “I’m a big fan of me. I have all my CDs.” The truth is that I rarely hear my own music unless 1) my kids ask for it, or 2) it comes up… Continue Reading “I’m fasting from myself”

I Got By With A Lot Of Help From My Friends

Regular readers of my blog (as well as Facebook friends and Twitter followers) know that for the past two months I’ve been fundraising for my newest CD, “The Gospel Accordion to Bob Rice.” It ended at 11:59 PM last night and the final total… Continue Reading “I Got By With A Lot Of Help From My Friends”

The Bible Applied, the Faith Defended

As I write from New Hampshire in my parent’s house (vacation time with my family,) it’s hard to believe it was just a day ago I was playing the final song of the summer at the Defending the Faith Conference. The final conferences of… Continue Reading “The Bible Applied, the Faith Defended”

Psalm 95

This is the one “true” accordion song off the upcoming CD. What you hear is what it is (except I can play it better—it was a challenge to do a good take between napping baby, loud kids, etc!) Just a boy and his accordion,… Continue Reading “Psalm 95”

Prince for a Pauper

This is another instance of how the idea behind the song ended up nothing like the song itself. Believe it or not, the inspiration for this song came from wanting to write something beautiful about the liturgy. But I imagined it to be, well,… Continue Reading “Prince for a Pauper”