Dan Bubien’s sophomore studio album Grinding These Gears, the followup to his successful 2013 debut Empty Roads, is a self-produced rootsy collection of original songs written by Dan and long-time friend and co-writer Roman Marocco, and recorded by legendary Pittsburgh musician Joe Munroe. Crossing genres from roots and blues, to R&B and soul, Dan’s sound is tied together by classic instrumentation, soulful vocals, and contemporary songwriting.
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.