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Both of Jared Rabin's past two albums have premiered in the Top 5 on the Folk Alliance Radio charts, with "CHASING THE LIGHT" reaching #3. Bluegrass Today said, "Chasing The Light is, as its title implies, an illuminating effort, and one that ought to elevate Rabin to the higher pantheons inhabited by those that are bringing bluegrass to the mainstream audience it so decidedly deserves. And it’s that undeniable appeal that becomes ever more apparent throughout."

Jared started learning music at age five from his grandfather, who was the first chair violinist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Jared became a proficient multi-instrumentalist, went on to study jazz composition and has traveled the world performing an array of music, with different bands and as a solo artist. His songwriting has been awarded by international competitions including the Grand Prize at the 2023 John Lennon Songwriting Contest, and his recordings have been featured by American Songwriter, Bluegrass Today, NPR and others. He is a longtime fixture on the Chicago music scene. He can be found performing there often.

“His playing is inventive, witty, nimble and very, very fast, and his vocal harmonies are lush and lovely. It’s a very invigorating album, and intermittently a wise one”

- New City Magazine (October, 2021)

"His rootsy sound is a perfect blend of beautiful melodies and honest songwriting with a timeless feel."

-Ink19 Magazine (2019)


"he’s a remarkable multi-instrumentalist who brings a dynamic and delicate warmth to everything he touches."

- American Songwriter (2016)

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