BEN RABB w/ Alright Alright
July 10 | 7:00 pm-9:00 pm$8
Ben Rabb is a touring Los Angeles-based-by way of New York City singer/songwriter, whose soulful lyrics and authentic approach to performance make him a refreshing, unique standout in an industry where realism often takes a backseat to the bells and whistles of pop production.
“Pulling from my midwest roots, travels and the place I now call home, my music is a combination of where I’m from, what I’m going through and the people I’m inspired by. I grew up listening to songwriters like James Taylor, Joni Mitchell and Otis Redding, and felt the power of their music and words. They had a voice that inspired me to find my own truth, connect and share with people through music.”
Ben quickly became a member of the NYC indie folk community. He hit the city’s concert circuit, too, playing regular gigs at venues like The Living Room and Rockwood Music Hall. When it came time to record Until It’s Gone, though, he headed north to Plaid Dog Recording in Boston, MA to work with producer Mike Davidson. There, Rabb recorded six songs about life and love, decorating the songs with piano, bass, acoustic guitar and brushed percussion. He’s currently working on a new EP will be released summer 2017.
Alright Alright: Blending piano-based folk Americana with a sprinkle of rock, a dash of cabaret and a whole lot of charisma, the Denver, CO, band has built up a wicked show. Since 2007, after many twists and turns, and life surprises (babies!!) the band has evolved into a dynamic, eclectic group of songwriters and multi-instrumentalists with a heavy dose of harmony, and a filter of whatever instruments are on hand. See them in their favorite setting, a house show, or on stage at a club, and you will never forget them.