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Bob Rice

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The best kept secret in music

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The band Backyard Galaxy sees how we behave toward this wonderful Blessed Sacrament and asks the question, “Why do we treat the Bread of Life like fast food?” This and other amazing questions are posed in the band's first full length CD called Drive-Thru Jesus. It features 12 original songs that fuse pop melodies with a classic rock sound. It's sometimes a little Less Than Jake, sometimes a little Dave Matthews, but all the time spreading God’s love and the truth of the Catholic Church. The CD opens with the powerful Ska sounds of “Just Live It.” It's one song that makes you want to get up and feel the power of His love. "My Important Life" is a look at those who are "too busy" in this fast pace life for Jesus. These poor fools think they have lots of "stuff" to keep them happy, but they are still empty inside. This is echoed in the tune “Hungry,” which has the lyrics: “… But I wonder why I am still hungry when I have had my fill of all I touch and see…but I’m never uninvited to Your feast...” The guitar solo in this one is awesome. When you see Jesus during His passion, you see someone who hardly looks like a man, with the blood and crown of thorns and all, but Backyard Galaxy see something “Beautiful,” as they tell us in song that bears the same name. Drive-Thru Jesus delivers the message that we should fast from the material things of this life so we can fill up at the eternal feast. - Catholic Music Network


WINNER - ALBUM OF THE YEAR - This is by far one of the best Catholic Christian music CDs I've ever heard. Drive-Thru Jesus beckons self-reflection through thought provoking lyrics. At the same time, the songs seem to be written in a way that you can listen to the songs cranked up on your stereo or quietly with headphones depending on your mood. - Musilica.com


Discography

1993 - The Crowd, "Gathering"
1996 - Bob Rice, "More Than Gold" EP
1999 - Bob Rice, "Behold the Lamb"
2001 - Bob Rice, "No Other"
2002 - Backyard Galaxy, "Unfinished" EP
2004 - Backyard Galalxy, "Drive-Thru Jesus"
2006 - Bob Rice, "Shining Like The Son: The Best of Bob Rice"
2006 - Bob Rice, "Nowhere Else To Go"

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Jeff Burton from Catholic Music Network writes, “Bob Rice is an anarchist when it comes to contemporary Catholic music!” Since the mid 90s, Bob has shown an incredible range of musical and songwriting talent that has created a sound that is all his own. His concerts are an energetic mix of rock, country, worship, and bluegrass music. His sharp wit and solid faith are apparent in the lyrics he writes. Though the styles of music may change, one thing remains consistent: it is the desire of Bob’s heart to share the love of God using every talent he has been blessed with. When he’s not at home playing video games with his kids or teaching classes at Franciscan University of Steubenville (where he also received his Master’s degree in Theology), Bob travels around the country sharing God’s love through his wisdom, humor, personal stories, and passion for the Faith. Small children trust him and woodland creatures eat from his hand. Bob speaks fluent English and has no sense of smell. Bob Rice is your friend. You can find out more at bobricemusic.com.