Hans Peterson Bio
Hans Peterson - singer/songwriter
Born and raised in an Alaskan village only accessible by barge or airplane, Hans Peterson has been performing since he got a hold of his grandpa’s ukulele at age 6. With a soothing voice like John Denver, driving acoustic guitar, and creative piano playing, Hans draws an audience in with honest story telling in his songs.
Hans Peterson now lives halfway between Mankato and Minneapolis, Minnesota on his Mother-in-law’s former dairy farm. Located in Belle Plaine Township, Hans and Heidi are feeding and watering their two boys and over 10,000 trees they have planted there. When he is not weeding the garden or chasing sheep, he teaches music and continues to tour, record, sing, and get others singing.
His most recent album, SOMETHING SO BEAUTIFUL (2018), was recorded with his son Nelson Morlock, and was successfully crowd-funded at Kickstarter.com. This collection features rockin' fiddle tunes, creative originals and clever covers in this debut father & son full length CD.
Hans Peterson - song leader in faith-based setting
Born and raised in Alaska, Hans began his life in the Midwest at Luther College. Since his college days, Hans has toured with a musical group to West Africa, worked as a youth director/worship leader, and served homeless men in a Catholic Worker House. Hans' passion for the church as a welcoming place led him to United Seminary in the Twin Cities where he completed a masters in theology and arts. As a singer/songwriter he ventures out solo and with the Dakota Road band, playing piano and acoustic guitar. Home is now in Jordan, MN where he teaches music and private lessons at St. John’s School. Hans lives with his spouse, Heidi, on her family's farm with their two boys. When he is not leading people in song, he might be weeding the garden, picking berries, tapping sugar maples, or harvesting hazelnuts. In all that he does, Hans prays and works for a world where all creation is seen as sacred.
Dakota Road Music
Dakota Road has become known nationally for their stirring original music and playful performance style. They craft powerful stories of life and faith woven in colorful musical styles ranging from acoustic ballads to rocking anthems. Their songs of struggle and hope connect with people of all ages and walks of life. Individually and as a band Dakota Road has released over twenty recordings with many of their songs being sung all across the U.S. & beyond.
See also dakotaroadmusic.com
Currently on a gap year before beginning his studies in the fall of 2018 at Earlham College (Richmond, IN), Nelson is a versatile musician. Whether it is his soulful voice, playful bass guitar, or the creative expression of fiddle, he draws an audience in with his dynamic musicianship. His music dances with energy & longing, playfulness & panache, tenderness & joy.
“Nelson’s music…[along with his dad, Hans], is authentic, sacred, indie, organic, acoustic, eco-hippie… Rev. Mike Blair, Campus Pastor Luther College