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Mission Stories

by Rich Bischoff

Acoustic driven Pop/Rock with a message for all who listen. This album was written in my last year of college and is dedicated to the time I spent in Logan Utah going to school and getting my degree. Most these songs were written during my last year
Genre: Rock: Acoustic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Mission
4:57 $0.99
2. Give
5:10 $0.99
3. Will I
4:00 $0.99
4. Healed
4:43 $0.99
5. Leaving
5:01 $0.99
6. Perfect
5:11 $0.99
7. I'll Let You Drive
3:34 $0.99
8. Wait For Me
4:43 $0.99
9. Promise
4:39 $0.99
10. Farm Boy
5:43 $0.99
11. So Right
4:42 $0.99
12. Home
9:09 $0.99
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"Mission Stories is a collection of songs about things that have happened to me in my life, and things that I believe in. I wanted to write songs that others could listen to and relate to. In my other bands I always felt we were writing material that didn't have much heart, so I really focused on things that mean a lot to me while I was writing this album. Some of the tunes are still light hearted and fun, but the majority of songs I think say something. Most of the best songs just came to me, while others were in the works for awhile."

In 2000, Rich decided he wanted to record his own album of songs. So, in April he went down to the local music store and bought a bunch of recording gear. ("I soon learned there was a lot more to recording than just hitting the record button. It's like a craft. The more you spend, (money and time) the better the recording usually sounds. Recording and mixing my own album was not easy. Not only did I have to write all the songs, I recorded, mixed, produced and arranged all the material for the CD, while, going to school, playing in two bands and working full time.") A year and a half later, "Mission Stories" was born.

More About Rich
Rich was born in California, where he lived until he was 10 years old. He was your average everyday kid.

("My brothers used to listen to a lot of hard rock. The older stuff, Styx, Rush, Boston, The Cars etc. Even before I played my fist guitar, I was intrigued with the sound.")

His family packed up and moved to Utah and at age fourteen, using his paper route money, he bought his first guitar from a Sears catalog.

("I don't think my mom liked the idea of me buying an electric guitar. I think she thought it was a waste of time. She used to pay for my piano lessons, but I lost interest in the piano. Later though, she did pay for some guitar lessons. My older brothers, always encouraged me to keep playing the guitar, and I remember them getting excited about going to Concerts.")

Rich played in a lot of garage bands and in jazz band in high school, to help hone his craft. After high school he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints to the Michigan Lansing Mission. After his mission, in college, he played in a band called BrotherSage.

("BrotherSage did two CD's together and we played about every weekend in clubs, at college functions, and dances. I learned a lot from the experience. I didn't start singing until the band broke up. When BrotherSage finally threw in the towel, It was like freedom. I joined a couple of other bands and started to try my hand at singing and playing the guitar. I didn't really start singing until about 5 years ago. I am in the process of releasing a second album, so please check my website for updates and info.")

Review by Amy Wilde
“Mission Stories” Review

The essence of a songwriter is marrying notes and words into a memorable experience for the listener. Rich Bischoff, a well-known artist in the top of Utah, will take you on a journey in his CD, “Mission Stories,” as he sings and strums the guitar to experiences of a full life. From spiritual lessons, serving a mission, to holding his first daughter — each track is heartfelt and effortless to absorb.

“Farm Boy” is a touching composition of the young Joseph Smith, a simple boy who had a remarkable vision. The song will tug at your heart, and give you pause of the power of God. Bischoff tells the story of his first born, Saige, with the song “Will I” as he makes a commitment to teach her all the things that are in his heart. Fathers and mothers alike will feel the emotion while comprehending the meandering words of this melody. “Green Apples” and “I’ll Let You Drive” highlight Bischoff’s remarkable talent on the guitar in a fast up-beat tempo. “Promise” is a spiritual track that evokes emotion with words of truth and certainty, and is an admitted favorite of Bischoff. The song “Give” digs into the soul of how we can change and find our true self if we only just give and serve others. Title track, “Mission” speaks of strength when one does what is right, and is written to appeal to all audiences: youth that are looking for a path to follow, a missionary with energy to serve, the parent who needs encouragement, and even members of the older generation wanting fresh inspiration. The song will leave you revved to make good choices.

Bischoff says of “Mission Stories,” his first album, “The writing on that CD just flowed.” It is easy to understand as each of the 12 tracks is relatable to a wide audience with the timeless musical quality, painting a story echoing moments all can grasp. The one undeniable theme of “Mission Stories” is finding peace by serving, giving, loving, teaching, laughing and striving to do your best. “Mission Stories,” released in 2002, is available on iTunes and

Amy Wilde is a writer living in Brigham City, Utah. You can read her blog at, follow her on Twitter at wildeatmosphere or email her



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