An Evening with Dan Hubbard & Friends CD Release Party
209 E. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL, 61701
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
With his country-tinged roots rock, Dan Hubbard captures audiences with candid and playful lyrics, an inviting, warm stage presence, and a sound that harkens to Jason Mraz, Ryan Adams, and Bob Seeger, seamlessly blending big, vibrant vocals with whispered, almost conversational musings that brim with raw emotion and truth.
An Illinois-based singer songwriter, Dan Hubbard has shared the stage with many prominent acts including Blues Traveler, Nikka Costa, Martin Sexton, Gin Blossoms, Grand Funk Railroad, Howie Day, Pokey LaFarge, Red Wanting Blue, and more. Now with eight albums under his belt (including 2011's The Love Show with his band "The Humadors" that reached the Top 50 Roots Rock Chart), Hubbard is currently touring nationally in support of his 4th solo release, the self-titled Dan Hubbard, a collaboration with Nashville producer and three-time Grammy nominee Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo).
Critical praise for Dan Hubbard:
“Dan Hubbard should be on your to-hear list.” – Independent Clauses
“His latest album proves he deserves a reputation as one of the best, most versatile songwriters around." - Charles Raianerastha Black (LiveGigShots.com)
“His stage presence is delightful. His music is wonderful. I cannot speak highly enough of this brilliant performer.” – C.U. Bands and Fans
“His songs weave the stories of people’s lives.” – Norman Transcript
Mike Reeb is a full-time touring musician from Indianapolis, Indiana. In 2013, is on pace to perform at least 150 shows across the United States. Through the first four months of the year, Mike has already performed 46 shows within 10 different states.
Throughout the Midwest, Reeb has opened for several notable musicians, including Alejandro Escovedo, Joe Pug, Sleeping at Last, Bill Mallonee, Switchfoot, Denison Witmer, Jeremy Messersmith, Elsinore, Kink Ador, The Honey Trees, Derek Webb, Company of Thieves, and Jason Webley at venues like Schubas Tavern (Chicago), Hotel Cafe (Los Angeles), The Listening Room Cafe (Nashville), Mike & Molly's (Champaign, IL), Double Door (Chicago), Duffy's Tavern (Lincoln, NE), Lindbergs (Springfield, MO), Czar Bar (Kansas City), The Frequency (Madison, WI), and Rumba Cafe (Columbus, OH). In 2010, one of Mike's original songs was also featured in the movie Janie Jones, starring Abigail Breslin.
Mark Thornton of the Chicago Tribune writes, "He keeps drawing positive reviews and kind comparisons to musical legends. Names like Dylan and Springsteen are often thrown out too loosely when used to describe up-and-coming artists. In Reeb's case, however, the connections may be warranted." Mike's musical and song-writing influences include Jeff Tweedy, Damien Jurado, Ray Davies, John Steinbeck, Gillian Welch, David Bazan, and Bob Dylan.