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... traditional folk rock with a mix of complex jazz leads and Latin rhythm, perfect for the lyrics with a political overtoneJazz..u
Rubinstein has a lovely voice and musically this is just fine. Lyrically is where he does the most work though... melodic and likable, what's underneath the surface ... will stay with you... Strong cafe rock ... in the vein of a modern-day Woody Guthrie.Now Hear This
... a jazzy folk vibe is elicited with tantalizing Latin rhythms. The track has a happening acoustic vibe that also pervades with a fiery feel. The track is filled with passion and emotion as sultry sounds on the guitar and drumming backbeat ignites a passionate and expressive display of emotion.
The song is a metaphor for our political times. This is a stirring single with conscientious lyrics of our social and political forefront.Stars & Celebs
“Don’t Break What You Cannot Fix” opens on an oozing jazz melody riding a tropical groove. Full of smooth textures and glistening surfaces, the harmonics undulate with creamy sensual savors. Rubinstein’s voice delivers a sing-songy flow on gentle, dulcet tones.Tattoo
...the single expresses a mixture of concern, reflecting, and activism all rolled up into one. Musicians like Y. Dan Rubinstein may not fill your car radio’s playlist day in and day out, but I can picture at a show a whole audience being moved by his activism and musicianship driving the steering wheel of inspiration.The Music Court
Musically, I am just such a huge fan of this song- of its style because it feels like certain artists but it isn't them and it just has its own sound....
Y. Dan Rubinstein has no wasted notes and this song will hopefully lead to many more as insightful in the lyrics as it is unique in its sound.raised || by || cassettes
"...beautifully played guitar, gorgeously produced with warmth and honesty... inspired. Clever lyrics and thoughtful themes... Poetic, focused and moving."NoHo Arts
With beautiful, relaxing, jazzy guitar tones, a foot tappin’ rhythm, and Rubinstein’s sincere, genuine vocal performance, Don’t Break What You Cannot Fix is a light-hearted way to approach heavy subject matter.Indie Music Discovery
"...a mighty, encompassing tune; an important inclusion to the 2019 folk music library."For Folk's Sake
Y. Dan Rubinstein
SF Bay Area singer-songwriter Y. Dan Rubinstein gives voice to the complexities of love and romance in the modern age, as well as socially important issues.
Poetic, descriptive, and inspired by the meaningful lyrics of artists such as Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon, and Bob Dylan, Rubinstein’s music fuses folk, jazz and rock. He has performed on televised competitions at West Coast Songwriters, and at Song School’s opening night at the Rocky Mountain Folk Festival.