Craig J. Hansen

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Single Release: What We’ve Made

I spent part of my childhood in Peoria, Illinois, which was then a heavily industrialized town. I’ve read recently that whole neighborhoods there are abandoned, similar to Detroit, as populations decline following deindustrialization. While all those heavy manufacturing plants had their problems, I can’t help but feel some sorrow for those large tracts of abandoned…

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Single Release: The Bad Mood Song

This is a blues song. Everyone gets in a bad mood once in a while. I tried to create a song that resonated with this kind of feeling. I think it’s difficult to actually convey an emotional state, so this song kind of circles it, with the lyrics and the general tone of the music.…

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Single Release: House on Fire

This song is kind of classic hard rock. It’s about mistakes we make and whether we take any responsibility. Had a lot of fun playing guitar on this one! The song is available on all streaming services, and if you do not have a music service, you can access the song on YouTube: https://youtu.be/-pW9qYuV4q4If you…

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Single Release: Last Day on the Farm

I’ve never been a farmer, nor did I grow up on a farm. I did grow up near them and some of my best friends growing up were farmer’s kids. I always thought I would have liked being a farmer. I don’t mind the hard work and there is a connection to nature and an…

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Single Release: Believe

In terms of a style, I suppose this is a blues song. It’s about a young musician who has gotten a chance to go out to do some limited touring, but the person’s partner is not keen on the idea and doesn’t believe they have a chance of succeeding in the musical world. That’s the…

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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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