Tad Kubler

Tad Kubler is an American guitarist, known for his work with Lifter Puller, Song of Zarathustra, and, most-notably, The Hold Steady. He previously worked with Brett Johnson, bass player for Atmosphere, in the band Ten-fold Hate, in Minneapolis. He grew up in Janesville, Wisconsin and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.[1][2]

Tad Kubler
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Background information
OriginJanesville, WI
GenresPost-punk revival, alternative rock, indie rock
Instrumentsguitar, bass
Years active1998–present
LabelsFrench Kiss, Vagrant
Associated actsThe Hold Steady, Lifter Puller, Song of Zarathustra


Kubler was considered bright and energetic but difficult to handle by most of his high school teachers before he was diagnosed with ADD. He spent a year in college with a major in music at University of Wisconsin–Rock County before dropping out to move to Madison.[1]


Kubler grew up listening to bands like Queen, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, AC/DC, Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, ZZ Top and, perhaps most importantly, Cheap Trick.[3] When he was seven years old, Cheap Trick's manager of the time had a wife and two daughters who lived across the street, giving Kubler the opportunity to meet Rick Nielsen.


Electric Guitars[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Kubler's 13-year-old daughter Murphy[4] is a model, working with companies such as Old Navy, J.Crew, The Jessica Simpson Collection and Maddie Ziegler's own clothing line "Maddie Style".[5]


  1. ^ a b http://www.thedailypage.com/daily/article.php?article=7351
  2. ^ http://www.sethkushner.com/brooklynites/images_04.html
  3. ^ a b http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/Features/The%20Hold%20Steady%20Embrace%20Role%20a/
  4. ^ "33 Musical Dads Discuss Fatherhood". pastemagazine.com. Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  5. ^ "Murphy Penn (@murphypenn) • Instagram photos and videos". www.instagram.com. Retrieved 2017-01-16.