A Ragamuffin Band

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A Ragamuffin Band
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Genres Christian Music, Folk, Rock
Years active 1993–1999
Labels Reunion, Myrrh
Members Rich Mullins
Rick Elias
Jimmy Abegg
Mark Robertson
Aaron Smith

A Ragamuffin Band is a musical group founded by Rich Mullins in 1993, when he gathered friends from other bands to back him on his A Liturgy, A Legacy, & A Ragamuffin Band album. The band continued to record and tour with Mullins, and even carried on after his 1997 death. The group's name is derived from Brennan Manning's 1990 book The Ragamuffin Gospel, which defines ragamuffins as "the burdened, the wobbly and weak-kneed, the inconsistent, unsteady disciples... the smart people who know they are stupid... the honest disciples who admit they are scalawags".[1][2][3][4]

Discography[edit]

Prayers of a Ragamuffin[edit]

Prayers of a Ragamuffin, released on January 4, 2000, is the fourth and final album by A Ragamuffin Band, and their only album that's not part of a project by Rich Mullins.

Track listing[edit]

  • 1. Make Me An Instrument (5:41)
  • 2. Nothing You Don't Know (4:43)
  • 3. Brother Sun, Sister Moon (3:49)
  • 4. Faith, Hope and Love (5:03)
  • 5. Help Thou My Unbelief (5:42)
  • 6. My Heart Already Knows (5:16)
  • 7. Bouncing Off The Ceiling (4:08)
  • 8. God Grant Me Tears (5:02)
  • 9. Shout (2:40)
  • 10. We'll Be Together Again / Hidden Track (11:07)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Selleck, Linda (April 1998). "A Ragamuffin Music Man: Rich Mullins". Friends United Meeting. Archived from the original on 8 July 2010. Retrieved July 2, 2010. 
  2. ^ Tarrant, Rick (October 11, 1997). "The Countdown Magazine Remembers Rich Mullins". Communion Communications. Retrieved July 2, 2010. 
  3. ^ Rivers, Jon (1993). "Music and More". Compassion International. Retrieved July 2, 2010. 
  4. ^ Mullins, David and Robin (2009). "Kid Brothers". Kid Brothers. Archived from the original on 29 May 2010. Retrieved July 2, 2010.