Bloomington, Illinois-based songwriter DAN HUBBARD has been cultivating a Midwestern rock n’ roll sound for over a decade. Until now. Starting with his first album under the name The HUBBARDSin 2003, through to 2011’s The Love Show with his band, The HUMADORS, HUBBARD never felt the urge to change things up, but when he did, he had to make some big choices. “Everyone had their reasons for wanting to end the band, but changing my sound, which was something I never cared about before, was my reason,” HUBBARD says. It was a precarious move for an artist who had already built a small, but devoted fan base. The risk paid off. HUBBARD’s upcoming, naturally self-titled, solo album (out Feb. 5th) is all the proof that’s needed. Where the HUMADORS rocked, and rocked very well, HUBBARD’s new songs, and his performance of them, sound less rave-up and more settled in – real, relatable, roots-driven music that sticks. Armed with a batch of some of the best songs he’d written in his life, HUBBARD recently headed to Nashville to work with producer Ken Coomer, a co-founder of WILCO and a three-time Grammy nominee.