Dan Kosub is a prolific singer/songwriter, producer, and performer who has been a presence in Canadian music for over two decades. He has been compared to every road-dog troubadour from Cat Stevens, to Jason Aldean, to John Mayer.
Having toured relentlessly, Kosub has performed at countless premier venues and Canadian festivals (TIFF, Rifflandia, Rock of the Woods, Canadian Music Week). He has received heavy rotation on Canadian television of his single “Blue & Grey” (Reservoir) and a spot on the Mediabase Alternative rock charts for his single “Aurelia” (Jacob’s Island).
In early 2015, Kosub released his third record Blood Honey Moon, produced by Winston Hauschild (Hannah Georgas, Wanting) a three-song EP that delves deeper into his love of pop, roots, and politics. The record’s leading single is “Reason to Go”, a catchy acoustic driven downbeat groove, followed by a moving political balled entitled “Infantries of Love, and a trip-hop inspired look at dystopian city-life entitled “After the Wave”.
In 2017, Kosub opened a studio and released his first self-produced record, taking his music in a country-fried direction, with the lead single “Rocks & Gravel” inspired by touring on the baron Canadian prairie backroads. Songs from Blood Honey Moon and Rocks & Gravel then ended up in two movies (A Very Country Christmas, Hometown Holiday), resulting in his biggest single to date “You Are My Home”.
A Very Country Christmas also featured Kosub as the singing voice of the main character, country star Zane Gunther. The success of the first movie resulted in two sequels for which Kosub returned: A Very Country Wedding, and A Very Country Christmas: Homecoming. This kicked off a new facet of his career Kosub was also featured as the singing voice of the main character, country star Zane Gunther.
In 2022 Kosub released his most autobiographical album to date. Written and recorded over the Covid lockdowns, record is reflective of the themes experienced by many through that period. Fear, anger, remorse, shame, growth, and ultimately redemption. It is also a return to his roots, with earnest lyrics, warm melodies, coupled with jagged edges and experimentation.
Kosub has new music featured in an upcoming film, and he will his tour his new self-titled album through 2023.