Hilly Rubin is a 19-year-old Singer/Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His music ranges stylistically from heavy hitting rock and roll, to groovy pop, and lyrical, introspective folk tunes, not necessarily skipping over anything in between.
This San Diego native is much more than just a kid with an acoustic guitar. Growing up in a musical family, Hilly was never deprived of diverse musical influences. The infectious “Doot Doot Doot” of Third Eye Blind’s 1997 release, “Semi-Charmed Life”, was the simple melodic seed being planted which would eventually blossom into a rich passion for music.
The driving force which would feed that passion from an early age were artists such as Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, Ben Harper, and Bob Dylan.
Rubin’s maturity shines through his singing as well as songwriting… a rare combination at such a young age. He has a lot to say about the human condition, and it seems to be rooted in a very honest and humble place.
His first single, “Shades of Gray” starts off with a common college aged person’s story of a “long night of drinking”, and quickly switches to an uncommon self-realization that there is a much better way to be than “stumbling over every single word” spoken. This better way is discovering that life is ever changing and full of miracles big and small, and full of lessons for all.
Keep both eyes and ears wide open for Hilly’s next single, and his debut LP to be released in the Fall of 2014, with Pacific Records.
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