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Dan Bubien

Dan Bubien is a singer-songwriter-guitarist from Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. With a career that spans over two decades, Dan is constantly refining and redefining his craft with a wide palette of tones and textures, sounds and styles, to express his songwriting through an open, honest and wide catalog of real songs. Rooted in soul versed in styles from blues to funk, roots-rock to reggae, alt-country to singer-songwriter.

Dan began his career in his mid-teens by working the bar and club circuit in and around his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. In 2004 Dan started the band The Sun Kings which would carry him through the next decade. In 2006 they released an album of original material called “Rub Up In It” which was very well received and garnered the band a significant following and Dan as a fixture on Pittsburgh's music scene.

In 2013 Dan released “Empty Roads”. A self-produced solo record recorded with four-time Grammy Award Winning Producer/Engineer Jay Dudt at Audible Images Studio in Pittsburgh. "Empty Roads" was selected as one of the top 5 albums of 2013 in 91.3 WYEP’s Year in Review Publication by deejay Rob O’Friel, charted has high as #14 on the PA Roots Charts and #41 on the Worldwide Blues Charts and was selected by the Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania in the “Best Self-Produced CD” category at the 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN.

In 2016 Dan released his next solo album "Grinding These Gears". Self-Produced and Recorded by legendary Pittsburgh musician Joe Munroe, "Grinding These Gears" is a rootsy collection of original contemporary blues and soul songs tied together by classic instrumentation, soulful vocals and contemporary songwriting.
"Grinding These Gears" has charted in the top ten Blues/Rock Albums in its first three weeks and as high as #4. Also has charted in top twenty in blues charts in its first three weeks and as high as #12. Also charted as #1 in PA state Charts in first three weeks. Spent over 6 months on the Blues, Blues/Rock and PA State Album Charts and selected as #36 “Best of 2016” Blues/Rock Album Roots Music Report.
Selected by the Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania in the “Best Self-Produced CD” category at the 2017 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN.

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