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 is $12,275—over three thousand more than I had originally asked! The [...]

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, praising the Lord. The words are from Psalm 95. Those of [...]

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, more liturgical. To be clear, this song might be about the liturgy, [...]

It's been an amazing few weeks for me and my family. If I could sum up what I'm feeling in one word, it would be: gratitude. I just finished my fourth and final youth conference of the summer. I always struggle to find words to express that experience: awesome, life-changing, unforgettable. Even though the theme and [...]

"My old heart that loved sin died 2,000 years ago." I was mentoring a friend through a bible-study designed for people with addictions (settingcaptivesfree.com,) and that phrase jumped of my computer screen and pierced my heart. It was a reflection on the famous words of St. Paul, "I have been crucified with Christ, yet I live, [...]