Dan Bubien & the Delta Struts put a contemporary spin on soulful roots music. We just finished mixing for Dan's 3rd studio album in 5 years and together the band's 1st. We are currently looking for labels, promoters, publicists, distributors and booking agents to work with. Stay tuned for a release date and more info about the upcoming album and be sure to check out our schedule of live performances.
The Delta Struts are driven by the dynamic guitar playing duo of Shawn Mazzei and Dan Bubien, along with Bubien’s soulful gritty vocals. Their signature sound is highlighted by the precision playing and deep toned-full sound of drummer Mark Pollera and glued together by Christian Caputo’s steady, groove oriented bass playing.
Dan Bubien is a singer/songwriter/guitarist from Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. With a career that spans over two decades, Dan and his band the “Delta Struts” are constantly refining and redefining their craft with a wide palette of tones and textures, sounds and styles, to express their songwriting through an open, honest and wide catalogue of real songs. Rooted in soul versed in styles from blues to funk, roots-rock to reggae, alt-country to singer/songwriter. “Dan Bubien & the Delta Struts” are: Dan Bubien – guitar/vocals, Shawn Mazzei – guitar, Mark Pollera – drums, Christian Caputo – bass.
Dan began his career in his mid-teens by working the bar and club circuit in and around his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. In 2004 Dan started the band The Sun Kings which would carry him through the next decade. In 2006 they released an album of original material called “Rub Up In It”.
In 2013 Dan released “Empty Roads”. A self-produced solo record recorded with four-time Grammy Award Winning Producer/Engineer Jay Dudt at Audible Images Studio in Pittsburgh. “The best collection of songs I’ve worked on in years” says Dudt.
In August 2016, Dan released his second solo Album “Grinding These Gears”, self- produced and recorded by legendary Pittsburgh musician Joe Munroe. The album is a rootsy collection of original contemporary blues and soul songs tied together by classic instrumentation, soulful vocals and contemporary songwriting.
Grinding These Gears:
Three weeks in top ten RMR Blues/Rock Album charts, charted as high as #4
Three weeks in top twenty RMR Blues Album charts, charted as high as #12
Three weeks at #1 RMR PA State Album charts
Spent over 6 months on the Blues, Blues/Rock and PA State Album Charts and selected as #36 “Best of 2016” Blues/Rock Album Roots Music Report
Selected by the Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania in the “Best Self-Produced CD” category at the 2017 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN.
Selected as one of the top 5 albums of 2013 in 91.3 WYEP’s Year in Review Publication by deejay Rob O’Friel
Charted has high as #14 on the PA Roots Charts and #41 on the Worldwide Blues Charts
Selected by the Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania in the “Best Self-Produced CD” category at the 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN.
People’s Choice Festival, PA – Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival, OH -Canal Winchester Blues Festival, OH – Pittsburgh Blues Festival, PA – Heritage Music Festival, WV – Blast Furnace Blues Fest, PA – Dream On Fest, PA – Carnegie Blues Fest, PA, – Strip District Music Fest, PA – Blind Raccoon Showcase at IBC, TN, Hopewell Blues & BBQ Fest, PA, Johnstown Blues & Brews Festival, PA
Opened For/Performed With
311, Los Lonely Boys, Valerie June, John Browns Body, Robert Randolph, Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), Anthony Gomes, The Bros. Landereth, Scott Sharrard (Greg Allman), Patrick Sweany, Davey Knowles, Indigenous, Quinn Sullivan, Seth Walker, Hamish Anderson, Jane Lee Hooker, Anna Popovich, Magic Slim, Joe Louis Walker, Bernard Allison, Tinsley Ellis, Shemekia Copeland, Debbie Davies, Guitar Shorty and Michael Burks.
Dan Bubien & the Delta Struts’s tracks