Jim Hubbard is an accomplished Hawaii-based musician, singer and songwriter. He regularly performs in Honolulu area clubs and appears on local television and radio programs. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Jimâ€™s music is a synthesis of rock and folk influences he had growing up in his neighborhood in Flatbush. Music became what Jim describes as a religion. It was a time in music when legends were born and a generation had come of age.
A classically trained musician with a Bachelor of Music from the University of Hawaii, Jim uses his musical talent to its fullest, giving birth to a fresh folk rock and blues sound. He released "Home Is Where The Heart Is" in 1995. In 1999, Jim was awarded the Hawaii Music Award for Most Popular Folk Music Artist for his CD "The Window of Innocence." Released in January 2001, after about a year in the making, "Noisy Dreams" was Jim's third release, and was a Hoku nominee. â€œIt Never Endsâ€ is comprised of 8 new original songs, and for the first time, his versions of Bob Dylanâ€™s: â€œAll Along the Watchtowerâ€, and John Lennonâ€™s â€œYouâ€™ve Got to Hide Your Love Away.â€
â€œIt Never Endsâ€ is a collection of stories that have been written over a 6 year period. And Jimâ€™s own latest story is his survival from cancer during this past year as he worked on his CD, and struggled with recovery from surgery and subsequent chemotherapy and radiation. Thus, emerging in a triumphant celebration of music and a new beginning.
Jim Hubbard:singer, songwriter, harmonica, and an array of guitars with the acoustic at the helm.
Steve Mclellan: guitar and backing vocals
Shayne Hubbard: bass
Dave Fanelli: drums
1995: Home Is Where The Heart Is
1999: The Window of Innocence
2001: Noisy Dreams
2007: It Never Ends
The Story of Ladder 6 and Josephine
Love Carry Me
Change in the Coming Days
The Anti-(Folk & Hootenanny) Show
It Never Ends
Made in America
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Jim Hubbard is a little bit rock, a little bit country blues, and 100 percent original. He wrote a...Jim Hubbard is a little bit rock, a little bit country blues, and 100 percent original.
He wrote all the songs on "Home Is Where The Heart Is,"and accompanies himself on harmonica and an assortment of guitars. Natasha Tabanbdera adds a sultry feminene counterpoint; and producer John Edwards makes judicious use of drums, bass and keys without swamping Hubbard in frills. Hubbard's roots as a solo performer are enhanced rather than diluted.
Hubbard's lyrics suggest that he's been around the block a few times and survived some knocks along the way. He's a man with a knack for crafting a striking phrase or two. The lyrics in "Useless Colors" are a good example; the musical arrangement brings to mind the hits of Bruce Hornsby without copying him outright.
"Center of the World" captures Hubbard in a solo acoustic blues mode, while on "Throw the Dog a Bone" he plugs in with Edwards' musicians for a grinnding blues-rock workout. Call this "rock for adults."
It depends on the venue. Our regular bar gig that we do 2-3 times a month is about half covers and half originals. We are, however, essentially an original band. Covers are always carefully chosen. Here's a set with some cover songs in it: Sets are typically at least an hour.
1. Resurrection Day (Original)
2. Every Morning (Original)
3. Whippin Post Allman Brothers Band
4. Banged Up A Bit (Original)
5. Isabelle (Original)
6. 6th Ave Heartache Wallflowers
7. Janey (Original)
8. The Whisper (Original)
9. Anytime, Anywhere (Original)
10. Canâ€™t You See M Tucker Band
11. One Headlight Wallflowers
There are no upcoming dates at this time.