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
Since 2003, Illinois-based singer-songwriter Dan Hubbard has released six albums and toured extensively through the Midwest and both coasts. In the process, he’s built a strong fan base, become a refined songwriter and earned critical acclaim for his efforts. With his foundation in the classic sounds of Tom Petty, Van Morrison, Neil Young and Jackson Browne, Hubbard carries songs of love, loss and soul searching (and occasionally getting drunk enough to forget it all). Like the influential front-men before him, Hubbard delivers a message that people can relate to in good times and bad.
Dan got his first taste of success when the release of his 2010 album See You Again received airplay on over 120 radio stations nationwide. His popularity continued to grow in 2011 when he and his band “The Humadors” released their most accomplished record to date entitled The Love Show. The album appeared on the Top 50 Roots Rock Chart and continues to receive national acclaim and radio play.
Hubbard’s latest project, a solo effort entitled Livin’ in The Heartland, is an album he describes as “an opportunity to get back to basics.” “I grew up on acoustic music,” Hubbard explains, “so occasionally I have the desire to strip everything away and let the songs stand on their own. It’s my best work so far, and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.” Livin in the Heartland is set to release on Dead Letter Records in September 2013 with a Fall Tour to follow.
Critical Acclaim for Dan Hubbard:
I find Hubbard's songs working their way into my subconscious and showing up in my head unexpectedly in bright moments of harmony. SmilePolitely.com
In an alternate universe, all country-rock is this vital and satisfying. - Oklahoma Gazette
No hyphens or hype, invented categories or inverted genres, just a guy writing good songs with a fine band backing him up. – Illinois Times
Hubbard has a gift for creating engaging love songs. - Illinois Entertainer
Dan Hubbard’s approach is unadulterated roots rock without all the showy excess of today’s major label acts. - Power Popaholic
Heavily indebted to legendary artists Tom Petty, Jackson Browne, Van Morrison and Neil Young, Hubbard ranks alongside the likes of Ryan Adams as one of the finest contemporary country-rock front men. - R2 Magazine
As far as vocalists go, my personal voice hero is Gary Louris from the Jayhawks. The hand of God has touched that soul and there are a few times I hear the essence of Gary coming through on Dan’s vocal tracks. In terms of singing, this is the highest compliment I know to give. - Openingbands.com
Dan brings a feel good, in your face, rocking acoustic sound straight from the fields and highways that dominate the landscape of central Illinois. - Illinois Times
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.
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