John Lennon Songwriting Grand Prize winner Jared Rabin talks shows, plans (Episode 938)

Jared Rabin’s songwriting talent scored him the Grand Prize at the 2023 John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Beyond that, you’ve likely seen or heard him mentioned by American Songwriter, Bluegrass Today, NPR and more.
As he gets ready to play Madame Zuzu’s Acoustic Brunch on April 7 and SPACE (opening for John Hiatt) on May 6, we met outside Zuzu’s to talk about his songwriting and career.

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