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Bob Hartman

Bob Hartman is listed in the credits for the following albums:

Year Artist Album Role
1974 Petra Petra Songwriter, Guitar, Banjo, Vocals
1977 Albrecht Roley & Moore Gently Flowing Feeling Electric Guitar
1977 Petra Come and Join Us Songwriter, Guitars, Percussion, Vocals
1979 Petra Washes Whiter Than Songwriter, Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Vocals
1981 Petra Never Say Die Songwriter, Guitars
1982 Petra More Power to Ya Songwriter, Guitars
1983 Petra Not of This World Songwriter, Lead and Acoustic Guitars, Background Vocals
1984 Petra Beat the System Songwriter, Lead Guitar, Background Vocals
1986 Petra Captured in Time & Space Songwriter, Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Synthesizer Guitar
1986 Petra Back to the Street Arranger, Songwriter, Guitars
1987 Petra This Means War! Songwriter, Lead Guitar, Programming
1988 Geoff Moore & The Distance A Place to Stand Guitar
1988 Petra On Fire Arranger, Songwriter, Lead Guitar
1989 Mastedon It's a Jungle Out There Songwriter
1989 Petra Petra Means Rock Songwriter, Arranger, Lead and Acoustic Guitars, Background Vocals
1989 Petra Petra Praise: The Rock Cries Out Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Guitars
1990 One Bad Pig Swine Flew Songwriter, Guitar Solo
1990 The Rap'Sures Loud, Proud, and Born Again Songwriter
1990 Petra War and Remembrance: 15 Years Of Rock Arranger, Songwriter, Lead and Acoustic Guitars, Background Vocals
1990 Halo Halo Arranger
1990 Petra Beyond Belief Arranger, Songwriter, Guitars
1991 Petra Petrafied: The Best of Petra Arranger, Songwriter, Lead and Acoustic Guitars, Background Vocals
1991 Petra Unseen Power Arranger, Songwriter, Guitars
1992 Petra En Albanza Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Guitars
1992 Petra Petraphonics Arranger, Songwriter, Lead and Acoustic Guitars, Background Vocals
1993 Petra The Power of Praise Arranger, Songwriter, Lead and Acoustic Guitars, Background Vocals
1993 Petra Wake-Up Call Songwriter, Guitars
1994 Petra Power Praise Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Guitars
1995 Petra No Doubt Executive Producer, Songwriter, Guitars
1995 Petra Rock Block Songwriter, Lead and Acoustic Guitars, Background Vocals
1996 Petra The Early Years Songwriter, Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Vocals
1996 Various Artists Never Say Dinosaur Songwriter
1997 Petra Petra Praise 2: We Need Jesus Executive Producer, Songwriter, Guitars
1998 Petra God Fixation Executive Producer, Songwriter, Guitars
2000 Petra Double Take Executive Producer
2001 Petra Revival Engineer, Guitars, Background Vocals
2002 Petra Still Means War! Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Guitars
2003 Petra Jekyll & Hyde Engineer, Songwriter, Guitars
2005 Petra Farewell Songwriter, Guitars, Background Vocals

Bob Hartman

Bob Hartman has been a member of:

Born: 
Dec 26, 1949
Age: 
71

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Robert "Bob" Hartman is a Christian artist, guitarist, writer, and songwriter. He is the founder of the Christian rock band Petra. Hartman was involved with the band from its foundation in 1972 to its end in 2005. He took a break from touring in 1995, but continued to write most of the band's songs, record guitars, and produce most of the albums. He officially returned to touring with Petra in 2003 until he decided to retire from the band in late 2005.

Bob Hartman grew up in Bryan, Ohio learned to play guitar when he was 13 years old, teaching himself from books and watching other people. He has said that two of his major influences were Joe Walsh, a member of The James Gang, and Jimi Hendrix at the time.

Hartman converted to Christianity when he was 20 after having heard about the shootings at Kent State University and asking God if he was real to reveal Himself to Hartman. God then revealed Himself to Hartman in a very real way which led to Hartman accepting Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. When he was 21, he joined a Christian band called Rapture with John DeGroff. During this time, he wrote some of the songs of the first Petra album. He also studied at Bowling Green State University, earning a B.A. in Psychology.

When Rapture broke up, DeGroff moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana to attend Christian Training Center (a school based in a church there). Hartman was already jamming with guitarist Greg Hough and they both moved to Indiana to attend the same school. Upon meeting drummer Bill Glover there, they formed Petra. Hartman became the principal (and most of the time, the sole) songwriter of the band, writing the lyrics and music for almost all of their songs.

In 1995, he felt he needed to take a break from touring but remained as the band de facto leader, songwriter, and producer. He also continued to play guitars on all of the albums despite not being featured on the album pictures or promotional material of the subsequent four albums - No Doubt, Petra Praise 2: We Need Jesus, God Fixation, and Double Take.

Amidst the struggles in the band during the late 90s, Hartman decided to officially return in 2001 for the release of the band's third praise album: Revival. In 2005, after much praying, he decided to retire from the band after 33 years of ministry.

After Petra's retirement, Hartman started working with former Petra singer, John Schlitt, as II Guys from Petra in an album which was released on January 26, 2007, titled Vertical Expressions.

In 2010, Hartman and other members of the early line-ups of Petra, reunited under the name Classic Petra. They released an album, Back to the Rock, with a tour that lasted until 2012.

In 2017, Hartman collaborated with missionary and guitarist Daniel Dossmann in releasing Guitar Legacy. Hartman produced, arranged, and provided electric guitar to Dossmann's acoustic guitar on the album of praise and worship songs.

Wikipedia contributors. (2021, January 14). Bob Hartman. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 15:01, March 14, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bob_Hartman&oldid=1000189756

Created by: Yianni D on 26-July-2010 - Last Edited by siremidor on 14-March-2021
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