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Siblings  Jeffrey Dean Stonehill
Name  Randy Stonehill
Years active  1971–present

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Born  March 12, 1952 (age 71) Stockton, California, U.S. (1952-03-12)
Genres  Contemporary Christian, folk, pop
Labels  Solid Rock, Myrrh, StreetLevel
Role  Singer ·
Parents  Pauline Correia, Leonard N. Stonehill
Albums  Welcome to Paradise, Born Twice, Between the Glory and the Fl, Return to Paradise, The Sky Is Falling

Birth name  Randall Evan Stonehill

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Randall Evan "Randy" Stonehill (born March 12, 1952) is an American singer and songwriter from Stockton, California, best known as one of the pioneers of contemporary Christian music. His music is primarily folk rock in the style of James Taylor, but some of his albums have focused on new wave, pop, pop rock, roots rock, and children's music.


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Early life

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Randy Stonehill was born in Stockton, California. the son of Leonard N. Stonehill and his wife, Pauline Correia and is the younger brother of Jeffrey Dean Stonehill.

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He graduated from Leigh High School, in San Jose, California, then moved to Los Angeles where he stayed with Christian rock singer, Larry Norman.


Stonehill's first album, Born Twice was released in 1971, with financial help from Pat Boone. The album—one side a live performance, the other side recorded in a studio—was recorded for a mere $US 800, and according to Stonehill, "sounds like every penny of it."

A year later, Stonehill made his film acting debut in The Blob sequel, Beware! The Blob (also known as Son of Blob), with Cindy Williams where he performed the unreleased song "Captain Coke". He also made a cameo appearance in the 1973 Billy Graham film Time to Run, performing his song "I Love You".

In 1976, Stonehill released the Larry Norman-produced Welcome to Paradise, with Andy Johns doing the engineering. This became a landmark album for the songwriter and was voted the "third most important contemporary Christian album" in a mid-1980s poll of Christian music critics.

In the late 1970s, Stonehill would join forces with rock band Daniel Amos for the "Amos 'n' Randy Tour". Daniel Amos would go on to be Stonehill's band for his next two releases, and Stonehill would later provide backing vocals on a number of Daniel Amos' projects.

1984's Celebrate This Heartbeat teamed Stonehill with longtime friend Phil Keaggy for the song "Who Will Save The Children?" The two later formed The Keaggy/Stonehill Band in 1989 with Daniel Amos bassist Tim Chandler and The Swirling Eddies' David Raven on drums. Keaggy and Stonehill would also team up with singer Margaret Becker, drummer Joe English (former member of Paul McCartney and Wings) and others, in 1988 for the Compassion All Star Band's album One by One

Marriages and family

Stonehill has been married three times, to Sarah Mae Finch, Sandra Jean Warner, and Leslie Sealander, with the first two marriages ending in divorce. His second marriage produced one daughter, Heather. Finch subsequently married Larry Norman


  • Born Twice, 1971 debut album
  • Get Me Out of Hollywood, recorded 1973, not officially released until 2003
  • Welcome to Paradise, 1976, produced by Larry Norman
  • The Sky Is Falling, recorded 1977, released 1980, produced by Larry Norman
  • Between the Glory and the Flame, 1981, produced by Terry Scott Taylor
  • Equator, 1983, produced by Terry Scott Taylor
  • Celebrate This Heartbeat, 1984, produced by Barry Miller Kaye
  • Stonehill, 1984 EP, produced by Barry Miller Kaye
  • Love Beyond Reason, 1985, produced by Barry Miller Kaye
  • The Wild Frontier, 1986, produced by Dave Perkins
  • Can't Buy a Miracle, 1988, produced by Dave Perkins
  • Return to Paradise, 1989, produced by Mark Heard
  • Until We Have Wings, 1990 studio/live album, produced by Mark Heard
  • Wonderama, 1991, produced by Terry Scott Taylor
  • Stories, 1993 compilation, with 3 new tracks produced by Terry Scott Taylor
  • Lazarus Heart, 1994, produced by Jimmy Lee Sloas
  • Our Recollections, 1996 compilation
  • Thirst, 1998, produced by Rick Elias
  • Uncle Stonehill's Hat Uncle Stonehill, 2001 children's album produced by Terry Scott Taylor
  • Edge of the World, 2002, produced by Bob Kilpatrick and Stonehill
  • Together Live, 2006 live album recorded with Phil Keaggy
  • Touchstone, 2007
  • Paradise Sky, 2008, produced by Randy Stonehill and Mike Pachelli
  • Mystery Highway, 2009, produced by Phil Keaggy and Randy Stonehill
  • Spirit Walk, 2011, produced by Mike Pachelli and Randy Stonehill
  • Compilations and productions

  • Time to Run, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, 1973 album, produced by Anthony Harris (Stonehill performs on three tracks)
  • Strong Hand of Love, tribute to Mark Heard, 1994
  • Orphans of God, tribute to Mark Heard, 1996
  • First Love: a Historic Gathering of Jesus Music Pioneers, Jesus Movement artist reunion album, 1998
  • Surfonic Water Revival, tribute to surf music, 1998
  • When Worlds Collide: A Tribute to Daniel Amos, Daniel Amos tribute album, 1999
  • Making God Smile: An Artists' Tribute to the Songs of Beach Boy Brian Wilson, Brian Wilson tribute album, 2002
  • Videography

  • Beware! The Blob (also known as Son of Blob). Motion Picture, 1972.
  • Time to Run, World Wide Pictures. Motion Picture, 1973
  • Love Beyond Reason: The Video Album, VHS, 1985
  • One Night In 20 Years, anniversary live concert, VHS, 1990
  • First Love: An Historic Gathering of Artists from the Jesus Movement, Volume 2, VHS, 1998; Re-released on DVD, 2005
  • Together Live in concert with Phil Keaggy, DVD, 2006
  • Works

  • "Married Strangers", Christianity Today (Spring 1999)
  • References

    Randy Stonehill Wikipedia