Dan with resonatorDan Bubien is a soulful bluesy singer-songwriter and guitarist who first solo album Empty Roads is a delightful mix of original old school soul, blues and funk tunes.  Cuts from Empty Roads have been heard on Pittsburgh stations WDVE and WYEP along with Youngstown’s  93.3 The Wolf.  Empty Roads was produced by four-time Grammy Award Winning producer/engineer Jay Dudt at Audible Images Studio in Pittsburgh.  The all original songs on Empty Roads were co-written by Dan and Roman Marocco.  Backing Dan to create big full soulful R&B and blues sounds are an all star cast of veteran Pittsburgh musicians including saxophonist Eric DeFade, horn player/arranger Ralph Guzzi, keyboard player s Joe Monroe and Timmy  Mabin, Chris Nacy on  harmonica, bassist Gary Ripper, and drummer Andy Taravella  along with harmony vocalists Jimmie Ross (of The Jaggerz and Skyliners), Morgan Maybray and Andre Marocco.  Outstanding tracks that best show Dan’s singing and guitar prowess are the bluesy rough edged “To Youngstown” and the smooth soulful tunes “Crazy Days” and “Brother”.


A native of Aliquippa Dan learned the guitar when his career as star high school baseball and golf athlete was interrupted by a knee injury.   Sidelined from sports for six months Dan taught himself the guitar following in the footsteps of his professional guitarist father.   After high school Dan fronted and played with several Pittsburgh area bands.  He fronted the popular funk reggae band the Sun Kings from 2004 until 2010 when he went solo.   Empty Roads is a great debut album from a talented singer and guitarist with tunes fans of soul and blues will enjoy.

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