Jared Rabin's new bluegrass album 'Cold Rain and Snow'

Article Contributed by August Forte | Published on Thursday, August 19, 2021

Jared Rabin's Cold Rain and Snow was released on Friday, July 2 and has received glowing reviews via The Deli Magazine, American UK, Anti-Music, Bluegrass Today, Here Comes the Flood, and The Alternate Root. The release has charted on Americana radio stations all over the US and in Rabin's hometown of Chicago. The album is streaming at https://jaredrabin.bandcamp.com/album/cold-rain-and-snow and at https://open.spotify.com/album/3aj1f4zZw8AR2FFkyC2ZHh.

Cold Rain and Snow is Rabin's first all-acoustic record and follows 2020's acclaimed No Direction. The album is a mix of Bluegrass standards and "New Grass" originals and finds Jared playing all of the instruments (save for drums) and handling a majority of the vocals.
Jared Rabin's debut record Something Left to Say was called "An Americana masterpiece" by American Songwriter Magazine who also said "he's a remarkable instrumentalist who brings a dynamic and delicate warmth to everything he touches." Ink19 Magazine said, "His rootsy sound is a perfect blend of beautiful melodies and honest songwriting with a timeless feel."

Rabin won "First Place Folk Song" in the 2016 USA Songwriting Competition and was a semi-finalist in the 2018 International Songwriting Competition. All three of his previous solo releases reached the Top 50 on the Roots Music Report's Americana/Country charts after extensive international radio play.

Jared started learning music at age five from his grandfather, who was the first chair violinist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He became a proficient multi-instrumentalist, went on to study jazz composition and has traveled the world performing an array of music.