Tom Hansen began playing guitar and singing when he was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Africa in the mid 1960s. Since then he has continued to write songs and sing about whatever moves him. He has lived in the Midwest, Hawaii, New England, and Virginia. His acoustic folksongs reflect those parts of the country. Besides guitar, Tom plays banjo and Native American flute. He has performed at festivals, fundraisers, regional and international conferences, schools, churches, and in commercial venues. He is a member of ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers). UFO Oil tells some of the stories of folks who claim UFOs are real. Tom hopes this CD will inspire listeners to investigate these claims themselves and decide what is true. UFO Oil CDs are given free to anyone who asks. They are not for sale. In the 1980s Tom founded the Peace Exchange Foundation, which organized several citizen peace exchanges between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. In the 1990s he was a non-governmental participant in several United Nations environmental and sustainable development conferences, including the Earth Summit in Brazil. Tom has an MA in Mathematics Education from Columbia University and a PhD in Higher Education Administration from the University of Iowa. His day jobs for 30 years were as a mathematics educator, researcher, and author. He has written mathematics materials for several major educational publishers. He left the mathematics education field in 1997 in order to spend full time on music. Dr. Tom Hansen, 1580 Reynovia Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22902, 434 296-6428, fax: 434 296-6438, THansen103@aol.com.
Dr. Tom Hansen's UFO Oil songs are given free to anyone to distribute for noncommercial use.