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Y. Dan Rubinstein

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Y. Dan Rubinstein


Meaningful Lyrics. Memorable Melodies. Inspiring Connection And Change.

SF Bay Area singer-­songwriter Y. Dan Rubinstein gives voice to the complexities of love and romance in the modern age and 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.


San Francisco singer-songwriter Y. Dan Rubinstein will release his latest single, “Stolen Moments,” on August 30. “Stolen Moments,” a song about first loves, is the title track to Rubinstein’s forthcoming album, slated for release in 2020.

In his other life, Y. Dan Rubinstein is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, who rediscovered his love for music almost by accident, while attending his child’s violin lesson. His venture into songwriting began with an email, which morphed into a song. Since then, he hasn’t looked back, releasing a series of infectious folk-rock songs flavored with tints of jazz.

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