Thursday, February 11, 2016

Dan Hubbard turns troubadour on new album produced in Nashville by Uncle Tupelo, Wilco co-founder, Ken Coomer.

Tour continues tonight in Chicago. Hear latest tracks from just-released solo album now via Paste, Elmore, Performer.


Dan Hubbard as photographed by Karen Bridges (Beyond The Well)



Hear “Johnny” at Paste, “Straw Hat” at Elmore, and “Tired of Loving You” at Performer or click the links below!


“Ranks alongside the likes of Ryan Adams as one of the finest contemporary country-rock front men.” – R2 Magazine (UK)

While Dan Hubbard’s just-released album is a solo singer-songwriter effort, over the past decade he had built a devoted following in the Midwest as the leader of a rock band. But following 2011’s The Love Show with his group, The Humadors, Hubbard felt the urge to change things up.  And 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 loyal fan base. The risk has paid off, however, and Hubbard’s new album is all the proof that’s needed. Where the Humadors rocked and rocked 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.

The record came about when, armed with a batch of some of the best songs he’d written in his life, Hubbard headed to Nashville to work with producer Ken Coomer, a co-founder of Uncle Tupelo and 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 was a little nervous about becoming a ‘solo artist,’” Hubbard says. “It was a little like starting over, but all of these great experiences helped me feel that I’d made the right decision. I know it’s the best thing I’ve done.”

Hubbard is currently on tour supporting the new album, with a second leg in the planning stages that will take him through the rest of 2016. See below for current dates. Dan Hubbard’s self-titled solo album is out now. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.


Dan Hubbard – On Tour

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
02/26 LaSalle, IL @ Ninth Street Pub
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
04/15 St. Charles, IL @ Old Towne Pub
04/16 Milwaukee, WI @ Art Bar


Dan Hubbard
(S/R – Out Now)

Track Listing:

01. February (STREAM | MP3)
02. More I Live, Less I Know
03. Johnny (STREAM | MP3)
04. Straw Hat (STREAM | MP3)
05. And The Music
06. She Gives It Everything
07. All Night, Alright
08. Tired of Loving You (STREAM | MP3)
09. Come Tomorrow
10. The Turning Point


Dan Hubbard Links


Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion

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