August 10, 2022
11 Uptown Circle
Normal, IL 61761
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Live music performance (outdoors)
In a 20-year career as a singer-songwriter Dan Hubbard has released 9 studio albums, toured extensively throughout the United States, and shared the stage with countless national acts, including Martin Sexton, Andrew Combs, and Nikka Costa. Influenced by the likes of Tom Petty, Hubbard’s music has been acclaimed as “beautiful, powerful, and often seemingly effortless.” (Independent Clauses)
Hubbard—an Illinois Native and the youngest of three boys—credits his oldest brother D.J. with inspiring him to write. “He played me these songs he had written while he was off at college, and I was blown away. Seeing his talent made me believe I might have it in me too.” he says. At age nine, Hubbard’s middle brother, Erik, died from brain cancer when he was just 12. By 15, Dan discovered guitar as an outlet. “It became a way for me to properly mourn him, and heal.” After graduating from Illinois State University, Hubbard knew he wanted to pursue music, and he’s been honing his craft ever since.
From 2008-14, Dan played with his band the Humadors, and their 2011 release, The Love Show, hit the Roots Rock chart’s Top 50. In 2016 Hubbard collaborated with Nashville producer and 3-time Grammy Nominee Ken Coomer to release the self-titled solo album Dan Hubbard. “I was truly happy with it,” Dan says. “I felt like I finally made the record I had always wanted to make.” But he had a lot more to say, and the songs on his 2019 LP, Attention, covered everything from lost love and suicide, to brokenness, anger, hatred, and—a running theme in all Hubbard’s work—the redeeming power of love.
In 2021 Hubbard released a 5-song EP, Fall in Love Again (Quarantine Lullabies), as well as a single, See You Again (Live), and to commemorate his 20th year in the music business he released a playlist of his greatest hits on Apple Music and Spotify titled Too Many Hits - 20 Years of Dan Hubbard Music.
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