Fashion, Music

Gifts for the Hanson Fan in Your Life

UPDATED for 2019! This is probably the most unconventional gift guide you’ll ever read but there are so many Hanson fans in my life that I thought it would be fun to put together a post of unique things we might like for Christmas. Snowed In on Vinyl Amazon is selling a limited edition pressing of Snowed In on vinyl. While this is not an official piece of merchandise sold by the band themselves, it […]

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Food, Music, Travel

Indiana State Fair

I kind of forgot how much I love going to the fair. It was a summer staple growing up – I was a 4-H farm kid and showed my mini lop rabbits for 10 years at the Gibson County Fair. A few of my other projects made it to the state fair and we came up a few times to see them, but other than working at the library’s booth, I don’t think I’d really […]

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Music, Travel

Hanson Day 2017

If you aren’t a Hanson fan, you probably don’t know that every year they have a weekend long celebration in their hometown of Tulsa, OK. This year was extra special since it marks 20 years since their first major label album was released and fans from all over the world descended upon what we like to call “our Graceland.” This was my third time going – I went in 2009 for the first time and […]

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Music

Top 25 Favorite Hanson Songs

Over on Hanson.net, Hanson is asking fan club members to select their Top 25 favorite songs in honor of next year’s 20th anniversary (and their 25th anniversary as a band together). I took the survey but it really wasn’t complete because they only listed tracks on their studio albums. Some of their best work is on the fan club member CDs or tracks that “don’t exist” as Zac put it when I asked him once […]

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Travel

Oh, Canada

Since 2008 my friends and I have been road tripping to see our favorite band, Hanson. We’ve been to Milwaukee, Detroit, New Orleans, Kansas City (I wasn’t on that one), Memphis, and Tulsa (the ultimate Hanson fan pilgrimage). Some people think we’re crazy, but we look at it as a way to see new places and Hanson gives us the excuse to get together and travel (other non-Hanson related trips never seem to get off […]

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Music

Album Review: Anthem, by Hanson

It’s always been apparent that brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson were born at the wrong time in music history – their tight harmonies layered over a 60s-inspired pop/soul sound doesn’t really fit in very well on the current Top 40 chart. But that doesn’t stop them from making music – Anthem is their seventh studio album and may very well end up being the highlight of their career. Previous efforts have mostly been pure […]

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