Craig J. Hansen

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Single Release: Late for the Train

Sometimes you do a song just to entertain yourself! With this song, I did not have to worry about writing lyrics, or singing, or any of that stuff that gives the song meaning. Instead, I just had a lot of fun with an upbeat instrumental. I am not sure what style this is in, which…

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Single Release: A Sentimental Song

This is a quiet song, kind of a folk song, that slowly builds. It does this musically and also in terms of the lyrics. It’s a simple offer of support and trust in a relationship and becomes almost a statement of core values by the end. Pretty big stuff for a very simple song, but…

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Single Release: In Nine Hours

I am not sure how I came up with this song. I have certainly never directly experienced something like this! I do have a relative who runs an auto parts store, and that was really my jumping off point. But I had fun making up the story. It really started as a short story and…

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Album Release: News From Terra Mojo

I am very happy to announce the release of a new album, News from Terra Mojo. This is a Blues album, but represents a variety of Blues styles. The album includes some songs that have been released as singles as well as some brand new material.  As usual, I’ve written all the songs and performed all the…

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Single Release: Too Late Again

This is another blues song, in a minor key, which I love. I used a pretty stripped down guitar sound on this one, which makes any mistakes very apparent. The song is about thinking too much and how that isn’t always a good thing. And it’s about how stepping outside, even in winter, gives perspective.…

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Single Release: Forgettable

This is kind of a different song for me. Someone told me it reminded them of a bouncy little Tin Pan Alley song from the late 1950s. That wasn’t necessarily my goal, but I take that as a compliment. I think of it more as an upbeat, lounge lizard type song with wry lyrics. The…

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NEW YEAR – NEW ALBUM!

Letting everyone know that I will be releasing a new album later this month. The genre this time is blues. Previous albums have often contained material I released as singles, but the new blues album contains a number of brand new, original songs. The album is called “News from Terra Mojo.”

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Single Release: Walking on a Thin Line

I suppose this is a blues song. I wanted a certain feel, with the organ and bass guitar driving the beat, along with the drums. The song is about the small differences, the small decisions, between what we might view as success or what we might see as failure. The song is available on all…

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Single Release: Stuck in a No Man’s Land

I wanted to do a blues song with a slower feel to it. This is actually a lot more difficult to get the rhythm section in sync. The song is about feeling alienated, like an outsider. The lyrics have a geographical bent, but to me the song has broader reach. I had fun doing the…

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Single Release: Ends

This song was a lot of fun to do, but took a long time for me to get the drums in as good a shape as I could. The song is about two people in different places in the same relationship. Maybe this is always true? Anyway, I like the heavy feel of this and…

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