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...opened for :  

Jesse Winchester

Sam Bush
Little Feat
David Wilcox
Chris Isaak
David Lindley
Joe Ely
Gregg Allman
Jorma Kaukonen
Big Mama Thornton
Joe Craven
Laura Love
Devil Makes Three
John Hammond
Robert Cray
Charlie Musselwhite
Sam & Dave
Junior Walker
Albert King
Etta James

Norton Buffalo
David Bromberg
David Jacob Strain
Peter Wolf
Roy Rogers
James Cotton
Joe Louis Walker

Appeared at:
2011  MOUNTAIN  MUSIC  FESTIVAL
Main Stage performance
2011 Tucson Folk Festival  
Performer and
Song Finalist

2011 INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE
in Memphis, TN
...the BIG Daddy of Blues Competitons

2010 AMERICAN RIVER MUSIC FESTIVAL 

main stage opening
set before
Jesse
 Winchester

2010  MOUNTAIN  MUSIC  FESTIVAL
Finalist in the Songwriter Competition

2010 Tucson Folk Festival  
Performer, Song Finalist, Workshop Host

2009 Telluride Blues and Brews Festival 
Acoustic Blues Competition First Place Winner!
2009  Mountain Music Festival
 
Songwriter Competition Finalist

2009  Wildflower Festival 
Songwriter Competition Finalist

2009 Tucson Folk Festival 
Performer, Song Finalist

2008  Humboldt  Hills Hoedown   
Performer

2008 American River Music Festival   
Performer

2008 Founders Folk & Bluegrass Festival 
Song Finalist

2008 Tucson Folk Festival  
Performer, Song Finalist, Workshop Host

2007 Tucson Folk Festival  
Song
Finalist
2005 South Florida Folk Festival  

Song
Finalist

  • First Place Winner TELLURIDE BLUES & BREWS FESTIVAL Acoustic Blues Competition (Colorado, 2009),
  •  First Place Winner INDIE INTERNATIONAL Songwriting Contest-Folk/Acoustic (Spring/Summer 2009)
  • First Place Winner AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL-Musician Showcase (California, 2010).
  • Honorable Mention WOODYFEST Songwriting Contest (Oklahoma, 2012).
  • Artist Of The Year CONCERTSINYOURHOME.com (2012).

Dana Hubbard's been described as ”a cross between Bruce Cockburn and Jorma Kaukonen".  He combines the socially conscious singer/songwriter with the master acoustic blues guitarist, awing people with guitar skills that defy the ear and eye.  The list of folks he's opened for and shared the bill with span the spectrum from blues to folk to bluegrass:  Jesse Winchester, Sam Bush, David Wilcox, Greg Allman, Etta James, Little Feat, Robert Cray, Albert King, Charlie Musselwhite, Joe Ely, John Hammond, Chris Isaak, David Lindley...  Dana was born and raised on the Central Coast of California, attended UC Santa Cruz only long enough to finish an elective course on country blues, then hit the road and never looked back.

With his acoustic guitar, he busked the streets of Berkeley and San Francisco. He eventually put together his own band, The Delta Twisters which he led for over a decade in the burgeoning Blues scene playing clubs, juke-joints, biker-bars.   By the time Dana moved on to bigger venues and theatres, the guitar in hand had become electric and he began sharing the stage with legends like Albert King, James Cotton and Etta James and opening shows for artists like Greg Allman, Chris Isaak and Robert Cray. All that performance experience culminated in his first CD release, "Tummy Lust" which showcases his guitar skills as well as his songwriting.  

Dana returned to the acoustic guitar as his instrument of choice with the release of his second CD "Livin' Live". What Dana does with the guitar, using only his hands is amazing to watch and a joy to listen to. You hear the bass and the back beat rhythm along with the melody and chords.  If you look around for his backup guitar, you won't find one. This is Dana, performing solo.  On his third CD "The Grounds Keepers" each track is a single guitar performance with no overdubs, no re-makes. What you hear is a singer/songwriter front and center, addressing issues of environmentalism and social injustice in a voice that sometimes growls, sometimes he lilts or laughs, but he's always got a little twinkle in his eye. He has a social activist soul with a bluesman's grin.

On his fourth CD, the 2012 “Lightnin’s Cadillac”, he’s presenting some of the songs that won awards, some new originals, and some performance favorites, originally done in an electric format, here recorded in an acoustic setting.  

 AWARDS:
2009 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
1st Place Winner Acoustic Blues Competition
2009 Indie International Songwriting Contest

1st Place Winner
Folk/Acoustic
2009 Utah State Instrumental Championshps

2nd Place Winner Finger style guitar
2010 Ashland Blues Society's Road to the IBC 
1st Place Winner
Solo/Duo Category

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Instrumentation:  Dana Hubbard -guitar, vocals and harmonica  

Discography:

LIGHTNIN’S CADILLAC -2012

THE GROUNDS KEEPERS -2008

LIIVIN' LIVE -2002

TUMMY LUST -1997