Upcoming self-titled album from Midwest-based songwriter produced by three-time Grammy nominee, Ken Coomer.
Dan Hubbard as photographed by Karen Bridges (Beyond The Well)
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“Ranks alongside the likes of Ryan Adams as one of the finest contemporary country-rock front men.” –R2 Magazine (UK)
Bloomington, Illinois-based songwriter Dan Hubbard has been cultivating a Midwestern rock n’ roll sound for over a decade. Until now.
Starting with his first album under the name The Hubbards in 2003, through to 2011’s The Love Show with his band, The Humadors, Hubbard never felt the urge to change things up, but when he did, he had to make some big choices.
“Everyone had their reasons for wanting to end the band, but changing my sound, which was something I never cared about before, was my reason,” Hubbard says. It was a precarious move for an artist who had already built a small, but devoted fan base. The risk paid off.
Hubbard’s upcoming, naturally self-titled, solo album (out Feb. 5th) is all the proof that’s needed. Where the Humadors rocked, and rocked very well, Hubbard’s new songs, and his performance of them, sound less rave-up and more settled in – real, relatable, roots-driven music that sticks.
Armed with a batch of some of the best songs he’d written in his life, Hubbard recently headed to Nashville to work with producer Ken Coomer, a co-founder of Wilco and a three-time Grammy nominee.
“Ken played drums on Wilco’s Being There and Summerteeth albums – two of my favorite records of all time,” Hubbard exclaims of this dream-come-true scenario. Coomer brought in a who’s who of local talent to round out Hubbard’s studio band, including Dave Roe (long-time bassist with Johnny Cash), Adam Ollendorff (guitarist with Kacey Musgraves), and Tyson Rogers (pianist with Don Williams). Of course, Coomer himself joined in behind the drums.
“I know it’s the best thing I’ve done,” Hubbard says of the album. “I hope a lot of people enjoy it.”
Dan Hubbard’s self-titled new album arrives on February 5th, 2016 with a tour launching that same day. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.
(S/R – Feb. 5th, 2016)
02. More I Live, Less I Know
04. Straw Hat
05. And The Music
06. She Gives It Everything
07. All Night, Alright
08. Tired of Loving You
09. Come Tomorrow
10. The Turning Point
Dan Hubbard – Live
02/05 Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theater
02/06 Springfield, IL @ The Legacy Theater
02/11 Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
02/12 St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
02/19 Davenport, IA @ Redstone Room
02/20 Cedar Rapids, IA @ Artisans Sanctuary
02/27 Champaign, IL @ Cowboy Monkey
03/03 Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi
03/04 Louisville, KY @ Third Street Dive
03/05 Nashville, TN @ The Basement
03/11 Fort Myers, FL @ Yabo
03/26 Emporia, KS @ Emporia Granada Theater
Dan Hubbard Links
Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion