We’re thrilled to welcome Brooks Hubbard back to the Ross Farm following his very well-received set in 2016! Since that show, Brooks has been touring extensively, built a band and released a new record, American Story, produced and funded by Val McCallum from Jackson Browne’s band. Brooks is bringing his band to the Ross Farm on Saturday, Oct. 20 in Part 2 of the best season yet for the Ross Farm Music Series!
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. concert. Suggested donation is $20 for adults and $5 for students, all are welcome! Register in advance for priority entrance to the show and if you want to donate, you may do so when you register or at the door when you check in. Keep an eye on our Facebook page at The Ross Farm – Basking Ridge for more details as we get closer to October!
Learn a bit about Brooks here, from his website :
Born in Enfield, NH and raised on Jackson Browne and Bruce Springsteen, Brooks Hubbard has always been proud of where he comes from. Rural New England provided him with the space he needed to be creative and grow. He started his live music career early, playing drums at his third grade ice cream social with his dad’s band. Picking up guitar at age 12, and writing songs at 15, Brooks was performing regularly right out of high school. He opened for blues legend Robert Cray and pop artist KT Tunstall while attending Keene State College. He graduated in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and simultaneously released his first CD, “Press Play EP” produced by his friend, guitarist/engineer Mike Ryan.
Hubbard had his sights on Los Angeles when he decided to take his career a step further and move to a more happening scene. Stopping in Nashville to see his friend bassist/engineer, Justin Kimball, Brooks ultimately decided Tennessee was a good home-base to grow as a singer/songwriter. He never continued further west until his friend and mentor, singer/songwriter Stephen Kellogg took him on the “South, East, North, West” US tour in 2015-2016. Kellogg taught Hubbard about the hardships of a touring life; about the long drives and nearly sleepless nights, turning days into weeks, and weeks into months. But above all, that the true spirit and magic of music, was worth every mile.
Magic was soon to find Brooks once again, while back home for a summer in New England. Through a mutual friend, Hubbard met Los Angeles session guitarist and Jackson Browne band member Val McCallum in Vermont. The two paired up for an album release show of Brooks’ second album, “Start of Me” (produced by Mike Ryan) without ever playing a note together. They quickly gained a liking to each other’s company, performing several concerts that led to recording Hubbard’s newest record, “American Story” which McCallum produced and funded, hiring his friends, Los Angeles session greats Bob Glaub, Pete Thomas, Greg Leisz and Jeff Babko to play on it.
“American Story ” was independently released in late 2017, along with the emergence of a full fledged effort to pursue a serious role as leader of the newly formed, Brooks Hubbard Band. Members Justin Kimball (bass/engineer) and Nate Mould (drums) were part of former Nashville instrumental rock band the Bedrock backing Hubbard for a string of local shows before separating from guitarist, Drew Smithers, in the spring of 2017. By luck again, Hubbard found himself in a position to join forces with his best friends and form BHB.
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