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Chris R. Hansen & the Down Home Horns & Hark Up Choir are finalizing their newest recording, Home Coming Classics and More. Support it!
Chris R. Hansen & the Down Home Horns & Hark Up Choir are finalizing their newest recording, Home Coming Classics and More. Support it!
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Chris R.Hansen's Down Home Horns (Gospel Dixieland) have been around since 1994.  The group has released 6 recordings over the past 18 years with three recordings being done in the last 3 years.  As we expand our base we are excited about our newest project "Homecoming Classics and More..." that we have recorded with the "Hark Up Choir".  This newest recording is almost finished but we need about $2000 more for printing, packaging, reproduction, etc. to get this project out.  We are so thankful for our fan base and how you have supported us in the past.  We hope you would consider helping us again to get over this last hurdle so we can offically release this project.  It will feature 14 songs and feature some of our younger singers including Eric Billin, Geoff Hansen and Breighanna Minnema and Heather Larson and of course our very talented instrumentalist including; Paul Keen, Hugh DeWitt, Joe Mason, Dave Ksycki, Scott Pedersen, Mike Hathaway, Charlie Royce, Kris McKay, Aaron Hettinga, Dana Lasswell, Nick Valenziano, Ken Tracy, Don Hooker, Chris Moberley, and more.  We think you will enjoy the arrangements of these old classics, done with a new and fresh twist.  With every contribution you will recieve some great incentives, from recordings to T-shirts and even a personal concert by the band. Thanks for considering to help us with our latest project.

You can check out more info on the Down Home Horns HERE 

FAQ

  • yes, This is the Gospel Dixieland group that has been at the National Quartet Convention (NQC) the last couple years and also with Bill Gaither in the Smokies 2010 and 2011.

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  • Eric is not married yet, but he is engaged. Sorry.

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  • Here is a List of the songs

    1. Deep (Way Down) Heather Larson & Eric Billin Vocal Solos Joe Mason Trombone, Charlie Royce Bari Sax Solo, Hugh Dewitt Tenor Sax Solo

    2. I’m Rich Geoff Hansen & Eric Billin Solos Words & Music by P. L. Huffman, Jr. Copyright © 1988 BeaverLake Music

    3. When God Dips His Pen Heather Larson & Eric Billin Solos

    4. Up Above My Head Mark Brower & David Brady Solos

    5. You Sure Do Need Him Now Breighanna Minnema Solo

    6. Oh Blessed Lord Eric Billin Solo Words & Music by Eric Billin

    7. Do Lord Joe Mason Trombone, Charlie Royce Bari Sax Solo, Hugh Dewitt Tenor Sax Solo

    8. He Leadeth Me (remix) Chris R. Hansen Solo Chris Moberley Hammond Organ Solo

    9. A Shelter In A Time of Storm (remix)

    10. God Bless the USA (Inst.) Words & Music by Lee Greenwood Copyright © 1984 Songs of Universal, Inc. and Universal - Songs of PlyGram Inter. Inc. Joe Mason Trombone Solo, Hugh Dewitt Sax Solo, Chris Hansen Trumpet Solo

    11. Blades Of Grass (2012 Edit) Geoff Hansen Solo Words & Music by Lowell Alexander, Orrin Hatch, Phil Naish Copyright © 2006 Sony/ATV Tunes LLC & StarSaylor Music Pub.

    12. Armed Forces Medley Kris McKay Clar Solo, Dana Laswell Sax Solo, Paul Keen Trombone Solo

    13. God Bless the USA (Vocal) David Brady Solo

    14. Amazing Grace (Majesty Brass Choir & Men’s Choral)

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    Digital download of the entire project "Down Home Horns - Home Coming Classics and More" PLUS a Digital Download of our companion product "God Bless America" (A 9-11 Tribute) created for Gaither Fest 2011 in the Smokies.

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    A physical copy of the Down Home Horns "Home Coming Classics and More" AND a physical copy of our companion product "God Bless America" (A 9-11 Tribute) created for Gaither Fest 2011 in the Smokies. each signed by the producer Chris R. Hansen and at least 3 of the other soloists. WOW!

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    A physical copy of the Down Home Horns "Home Coming Classics and More" AND a physical copy of our companion product "God Bless America" (A 9-11 Tribute) created for Gaither Fest 2011 in the Smokies. PLUS a signed poster (by producer Chris R. Hansen, various soloists, band members and singers) of our August 12th CD release Concert in Grand Haven Michigan. AND Your name listed in our CD release Concert Program. We expect 1500 in attendance.

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    A physical copy of the Down Home Horns "Home Coming Classics and More" AND a physical copy of our companion product "God Bless America" (A 9-11 Tribute) created for Gaither Fest 2011 in the Smokies; An official "Down Home Horns" T shirt. (Email us your size) PLUS a signed poster (by producer Chris R. Hansen, various soloists, band members and singers) of our August 12th CD release Concert in Grand Haven Michigan. AND Your name listed in our CD release Concert Program.

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    A physical copy of the Down Home Horns "Home Coming Classics and More" AND a physical copy of our companion product "God Bless America" (A 9-11 Tribute) created for Gaither Fest 2011 in the Smokies;

    An official "Down Home Horns" T shirt. (Email us your size)

    PLUS a signed poster (by producer Chris R. Hansen, various soloists, band members and singers) of our August 12th CD release Concert in Grand Haven Michigan.

    Your name listed in our CD release Concert Program AND your name mentioned from stage during the concert as a contributor.

    PLUS a physical copy of the "Down Home Horns" Hammond Organ soloists - Chris Moberley's, Solo CD project (as yet unreleased to the public) - (Limited Edition CD)) "Blue Train Organ Trio" Signed by Chris Moberley. (Only 100 available)

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    A physical copy of the Down Home Horns "Home Coming Classics and More" AND a physical copy of our companion product "God Bless America" (A 9-11 Tribute) created for Gaither Fest 2011 in the Smokies;

    An official "Down Home Horns" T shirt. (Email us your size)

    PLUS a signed poster (by producer Chris R. Hansen, various soloists, band members and singers) of our August 12th CD release Concert in Grand Haven Michigan.

    Your name listed in our CD release Concert Program AND your name mentioned from stage during the concert as a contributor.

    PLUS a physical copy of the "Down Home Horns" Hammond Organ soloists - Chris Moberley's, Solo CD project (as yet unreleased to the public) - (Limited Edition CD)) "Blue Train Organ Trio" Signed by Chris Moberley. (Only 100 available)

    PLUS a physical copy of our 4 other Down Home Horns and Choir CDs (Vol. 1; Vol. 2; Vol. 3 and our Nationally released recording with Crossroads records "Chris R. Hansen's Down Home Horns" (instrumental)

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    All of the Above PLUS---

    One fifteen min. personal acoustic impromptu concert by the "Down Home Horns" horn section (5 players) within 60 miles of Grand Rapids Michigan. (The exact date and time need to be approved by the band. This personal acoustic impromptu concert can be available from Sept 2012 - through May of 2013. 2012 (Additional charges for travel outside of the 60 miles.)).

    This would make a great surprise concert for you family, co-workers or other group of friends.

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    ALL of the above PLUS----

    a personal 1 (One) hour concert for you and your friends & family with the Down Home Horns at your location within 60 miles of Grand Rapids Michigan. (The exact date and time need to be approved by the band. The concert can be available from Sept 2012 - through May of 2013. 2012 (Additional charges for travel outside of the 60 miles.))

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