Dave Rubin About the Educator

Dave Rubin is a New York City blues guitarist, teacher and freelance writer. He currently writes for Guitar One Magazine and has written for Guitar Player, Guitar, Guitar Shop, Guitar World, Living Blues and Blues Access Magazines. In addition, he is an Associate Editor for a forthcoming Blues Encyclopedia from Routledge Press.

As an author for the Hal Leonard Corporation, Dave has nine titles in his Inside the Blues series: The Greatest Electric Blues Guitarists: 1942-1982, The Art of the Shuffle, Power Trio Blues Guitar, 12 Bar Blues (nominated for the prestigious Paul Revere Award), Acoustic Country Blues, Birth of the Groove, Open Tunings for Blues Guitarists, Blues Turnarounds and Rockin' the Blues: The Greatest Blues Rock 1963-1973. He has written more than twenty books for the Guitar School and Signature Licks series, including ones about B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. For Warner Brothers he has written a case book series as well as co-authoring a harmonica method. Dave is also the musical director for Star Licks' blues videos series with titles for Son Seals, Honey Boy Edwards, Duke Robillard, Bob Margolin and Billy Boy Arnold produced to date.

Dave has performed with Son Seals, Chuck Berry, Johnny Copeland, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, James Brown's JBs, the Marvelettes, the Coasters and the Drifters. He also has made TV appearances on "New York Now" and "Blues Alley" and has recorded radio commercials for Mountain Dew and Orlek.