Rick Elias

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Richard Robert "Rick" Elias is a Nashville-based singer and songwriter.

From 1993 to 2002, Elias was a member of Rich Mullins' A Ragamuffin Band.[1]

Rick was a founding member of Rich Mullins and a Ragamuffin Band. Today Rick spends his time writing and producing music in Nashville TN, and continues to perform solo throughout the U.S. and internationally. His music was featured in the 1996 movie That Thing You Do! (which was written and directed by Tom Hanks), Dawsons Creek, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", as well as numerous other albums, independent films, and TV shows. Rick has also produced artists such as Rich Mullins, Amy Grant, Aaron Neville, Michael W. Smith, and many others. Along with all this, he has written, performed, and produced three solo projects over the last decade, and is currently working on a fourth project. Rick's work has been nominated and awarded by the GMA, UCMVA, and the Nashville Music Awards, and his first solo record was voted as one of the top 100 greatest albums in Christian music by CCM Magazine.

His former label indicated that Elias is working on a new album, his first in ten years, to be released independently[2] in late 2012.


  • Ten Stories (1991, Frontline)
  • Rick Elias & The Confessions (1990, Alarma)
  • Blink (1998, Pamplin)
  • Confessions of a Ragamuffin (2000, KMG)
  • Bootleg (2003)


  1. ^ Beal, Jr., Jim (September 11, 1998). "Ragamuffin buddies to salute Rich Mullins". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved January 11, 2011. Rick Elias, known in the secular music world for his work on movie scores, including "That Thing You Do", plays guitar and sings in A Ragamuffin Band... 
  2. ^ "Rick Elias' Kickstarter Campaign - First Solo Project in 10 Years • Frontline Records". Frntlnrcrds.tumblr.com. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 

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