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The Crossover Connection Week 5: A Mix of Bob Dylan and the Doors

Bob Hanson was featured last February in the first week of my Sing A New Song year long series of blog posts. I stumbled upon Bob at a Christian bookstore in Ohio while I was in college and have been a fan ever since. Bob’s career as a musician spanned more than a decade, releasing four albums: Nuff Said, The Traveler, New Heart New Mind, and Know His Heart. When your style of music doesn’t fit into the Christian industries little box, artists like Bob Hanson become a distant memory.

To make it your ambition and definitely endeavor to live quietly and peacefully, to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we charged you, 12 So that you may bear yourselves becomingly and be correct and honorable and command the respect of the outside world, being dependent on nobody [self-supporting] and having need of nothing, 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12.

My goal for the Crossover Connection is bring awareness to talented musicians who were inspired by secular musicians like Bob Dylan and the Doors as a child. Although I wasn’t able to find a best of collection on the internet, the Nuff Said album has been ranked as one the top 100 Canadian Christian Rock Albums of all time since 1994. This one album contains a half dozen songs that I still enjoy today. For anyone wondering, “who the heck is Bob Hanson, I hope that Bob’s music will leave a lasting memory and touch your soul as you listen to Nuff Said this week.

by Jay Mankus

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