Mark Hansen Music - LDS Rock Music - Free Downloads

Mark Hansen Music - LDS Rock Music - Free Downloads
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WARNING: Listening to this music doesn't require parental approval. It's a bit of clean rebellion. It keeps your outlook up and your hope alive. It's got strong drums and screaming guitars. It pumps you up and drives your life. It's a hunger for exploration. It chooses the right and returns with honor. It's music you don't have to confess to your bishop.

It's not your parents' "Saturday’s Warrior".

It's "A Joyful Noise"

Monday, September 21, 2009

Welcome Back, Bill!

Yesterday was a pretty thrilling day for me. I got together with a great, long-time friend, who just moved back to the Salt Lake Valley.

I first met Bill Dent as I was trying to establish myself as a sound and recording tech in the Salt Lake Valley. I recorded the band he was in on a simple 4-track setup. He and I got along pretty well, but we were pretty much just acquaintences.

Then, we both started working at Dan Whitley's. He was a guitar teacher, and I was running the studio there. We got to know each other much better, and he played on a lot of the tracks I was recording at the time. He was there with me as I started in my first endeavors with LDS rock music. A lot of his work can be heard on my old cassette "A Joyful Noise". In fact, I think he played on almost every track. At least half of them, anyway.

Then, a few years later, he moved his family out to Atlanta. Over the years, he's done quite a bit of recording. A lot of times, he'd cut stuff for me via email.

He's easily one of the best guitarists I know of, and certainly the best one I know personally. He can play blisteringly fast, but he's also got a lot of style. He can rock, and do smooth jazz. Amazing.

And now, he's back in town! He got a job at the U of U, and he's moving back. And last night, he came out for a bit of dutch oven dinner and tunes. We showed each other the tunes and ideas we've been working on. It's gonna be great jamming with him again. It's always fun when you connect up with great friends!

In some ways, it felt like Alma and his buddies. Not only is it cool to know he's still a friend after all these years, but it's also cool to see him remain faithful. There are very few who can pull off LDS rock music, and we need to keep as many of them as possible!

Come back often to hear about new songs and shows. Mark also has other sites and blogs, including Mark's Black Pot and his MoBoy blog.

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