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Jared Rabin at Martyrs’ on Feb 10 plus Songwriter’s showcase at SXSW in March lead image

Jared Rabin at Martyrs’ on Feb 10 plus Songwriter’s showcase at SXSW in March


Hey friends, it’s Jared Rabin. Thanks for reading my guest post!

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been doing music for well over a decade now. I have gone through many phases since I started out as a professional guitar player in Chicago at 20 years old. Looking back, I can hardly believe I’m the same person! It took a long time to figure it out, but I am fortunate to be able to live in this city and do nothing except perform and write music.

About two years ago I decided to put out my first solo record. I had been doing the band thing for a long while and had put a lot of time into a few different projects. I was turning 30 and had a bunch of songs ready to go, so I decided to go record it all myself. I recorded it in town with Rick Barnes at RaxTrax, and played all the parts (except for the drums). I could not have imagined where it would take me!

Since my debut Something Left to Say came out I have toured across the country, from New York to Nashville to LA and many places in between. The record reached #15 of the RMR Americana Radio charts, and the title track recently won First Place in the USA Songwriting Competition, Folk category. This March 18, I am very excited to be going back to Austin, TX to play at the USA Songwriting Showcase during SXSW.

I also have several performances in Chicago before then! First up is this Friday (2/17) with my band at 2Twenty2 Tavern. On March 1 I’m playing solo acoustic at MER’s Songwriter’s Showcase at The Cubby Bear and on March 8 I am playing with my band at AliveOne Lincoln Park. I hope to see you at one of the shows!

You can download “Something Left to Say” for free in it’s entirety at