It has been 10 years since Rick Elias recorded his last solo album. Why the long absence? Let Rick explain it: “I've always felt there are two kinds of writers--those who write until they have something to say and those who write when they have something to say. I've always wanted to be the latter.
Rick Elias is listed in the credits for the following albums:
|1990||Mike Stand||Simple Expression||Producer, Electric Guitars, Nashville Background Vocals|
|1991||Peter Shambrook||Peter Shambrook||Producer, Engineer, Guitars|
|1991||Linda Elias||The Meaning of Love||Producer, Mixed, Songwriter, Acoustic Guitars, Background Vocals|
|1991||Stephen Crumbacher||Take It In||Background Vocals|
|1992||Randy Stonehill||Wonderama||Guitars, Background Vocals|
|1992||Bride||Snakes in the Playground||Harmonica|
|1993||Straight Company||So Excited: Acapella||Songwriter|
|1993||4Him||The Season of Love - Christmas||Choir Vocals|
|1994||Randy Stonehill||Lazarus Heart||Songwriter, Piano, Keyboards, Background Vocals|
|1994||Bob Carlisle||The Hope Of A Man||Songwriter|
|1995||Bride||Shotgun Wedding...11 #1 Hits & Mrs.||Harmonica|
|1996||Bob Carlisle||Shades of Grace||Songwriter|
|1997||Rick Elias||Blink||Producer, Songwriter, Guitars, Bass, Rhodes, Piano, Programming, Harmonia, Melodica, Mandolin, Percussion, Lead and Background Vocals|
|1997||Bob Carlisle||Butterfly Kisses (Shades of Grace)||Songwriter|
|1998||Randy Stonehill||Thirst||Producer, Guitars, Background Vocals|
|1998||This Train||Mimes of the Old West||Spoken Word|
|1998||Bob Carlisle||Stories From The Heart||Songwriter|
|2000||Chris Taylor||Worthless Pursuit of Things on the Earth||Co-Producer, Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Hammond Organ, Vocals|
|2001||Mitch McVicker||Chasing the Horizon||Guitars|
Rick Elias is a Nashville-based singer and songwriter. From 1993 to 2002, Elias was a founding member of Rich Mullins' 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.
Richard Robert "Rick" Elias, age 64, passed away peacefully in Nashville on April 2, 2019, after a brave battle with cancer.