The Christopher David Hanson Band is a Soulful blend of Rock and Roots music from the Iron Range of Northern Minnesota. The Band consists of singer songwriter Christopher David Hanson (vocals, guitar), Karl Anderson (guitar, vocals), Brent Saari (piano, hammond organ, vocals), Craig LaSart (bass guitar), and Shawn Sampson (drums, percussion, vocals).
Formed in April of 2013 the band has had a fantastic and fruitful first year. Playing their first show in June of 2013 they have been playing steady across northern Minnesota ever since. They were featured on the PBS North television program "the Playlist", which was recorded live on October 5th from the Amici Event Center in Ely for the "Northbound Caravan Concert" featuring the White Iron Band, The Slamming Doors, Ol' Yeller with Germaine Gemberling, and Yofi.
The Band has just finished recording their first full length, self titled album (a.k.a. ~the seed). The Album was recorded and mixed by Rich Mattson ( Ol' Yeller, the Tisdales, the Glenrustles) at "Sparta Sound" in Sparta Minnesota and it was mastered by Tom Garneau (Big Head Todd, George Clinton, Tina and the B sides, Prince) at "AudioActive". Recorded between February 28th and March 2nd the Album is an "almost" live feel of exactly what you'll hear on stage. Iron Range Minnesota Soul . [+]