New York City-based singer/songwriter Ben Rabb is looking to make a name for himself on the indie folk scene and if debut EP “Until It’s Gone” is any indication, he’s well on his way. Rabb grew up listening to folk music and first began playing guitar in high school. By college he was writing songs, but it wasn’t until a few years after graduation that Rabb decided to pursue music full-time. That’s when he relocated to the Big Apple.
“When I moved to New York I started going to a songwriters’ circle.,” Rabb says. “I just got swallowed up in listening to a lot of new songwriters I really like and respected. These people were making a contemporary sound by building on a traditional side of folk music. It was super Americana, but it also had this indie sound. It was a bit of an eye-opener for me.”
Now Rabb is the one opening eyes with a six-track release that features little more than his voice, acoustic guitar, piano, bass and some brushed percussion. Rabb kicks things off with set highlight “On the Fence,” and later scores with “New York,” “Here Right Now,” “Ragged Bones” and “”Take My Hand.” I can’t wait to hear more from this up-and-coming artist. (Jeffrey Sisk)