Tom Petty’s influence is unmistakably present in Hubbard’s writing, so when Hubbard was able to sit down with Tom Petty’s producer Ryan Ulyate, and pick his brain, he was left with a fresh perspective when writing the new record. “[He] actually took the time to meet with me and critique my songwriting. What an experience! He thought I should try to focus on telling more stories with my songs, so for the first time I really looked outward as opposed to just writing about my experiences. “
Dan Hubbard plans to release his new album in the fall, although nothing is yet certain. As to whether or not he plans on remaining a solo act, “It's likely that I'll have a band again at some point, but for now I'm just enjoying performing as a solo act.”
Catch Dan Hubbard and many others perform at the Castle Theatre on Saturday, May 30th for the Jammin’ for Hammitt event.