"A unique voice in Canadian acoustic music, Dan combines extraordinary talents as a multi-instrumentalist with gifted songwriting"
Dan Rubin is a versatile composer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose musical career began with formal study of violin and piano in California and Oregon. He became established as a performer playing with a number of Vancouver BC artists, including Casey Burke, Leon Bibb, Rick Scott, Shari Ulrich, Bruce Miller, Jack Smith and Joe Mock. Over the years Dan has presented more than 500 concerts and has registered more than 270 compositions with SOCAN.
From The Flying Mountain, an inventive acoustic quartet that toured Western Canada and released two highly acclaimed albums, Dan moved on to his first solo album, Solitudes, honing his skills as composer and arranger as well as songwriter. After several years of teaching and writing he returned to the stage with the world music trio New Earth. This Victoria-based ensemble performed for five weeks at the Canada Pavilion at Expo 92 in Seville, on the strength of their debut CD.
Dan moved to Newfoundland in 2003 and joined the trio Atlantic Union to record the group's second CD The Whole Dance. He is currently at work on his seventh album, a collection of original songs titled When Will We Get There? He also performs as a solo artist and has been known to appear along with Dave Panting as half of the duo Mandomania. Dan is currently performing as part of the acoustic fusion trio Night Kitchen.
Dan Rubin is available for solo appearances performing original songs on violin, viola, mandolin, guitar and bouzouki.
Dan is also an author of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.