Tad Kubler is an American guitarist, known for his work with Lifter Puller, Song of Zarathustra, and, most-notably, The Hold Steady. He grew up in Janesville, Wisconsin and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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.
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. 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.
- Gibson Les Paul Standard
- Gibson SG
- Gibson Les Paul Junior
- Gibson ES-335
- Gibson Explorer
- Gibson EDS-1275 (doubleneck)
Kubler's 12-year-old daughter Murphy 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".