Ben Rabb’s New Studio Album
Help Ben Rabb raise funds for his new studio album!
Hey there! I’m Ben Rabb, an Indie-Folk Singer/Songwriter based in Los Angeles after recently moving from New York City.
Growing up, my family moved around a lot, and I’ve lived in many different cities around the country. A constant for me has always been songwriting, performing, and ultimately, telling stories. That all culminated about two years ago when I released my debut EP, “Until It’s Gone.” Since then, so much has happened: I’ve received press reviews, international and national radio play, and have had the opportunity to play festivals and tours all around the US. Perhaps most notably, I’ve been able to leave my day job and pursue music full time. All of this was made possible by first Indiegogo Campaign, which funded my EP, “Until It’s Gone,” with the help of many generous backers.
Now, I’m back on Indiegogo to raise funds for a new album to continue this momentum, capture the new material I’ve been working on, to share it with you and hopefully, many more folks around the world. This past January & February I went on my biggest tour yet, and while in Boston I headed into the studio (Plaid Dog Recording) with my Producer Mike Davidson to record the first single off the album. I made this recording to give you a taste of the record to come.
The songs are ready to go and this campaign is the final step toward creating my next studio album!
This campaign is raising funds for my new studio album with Mike Davidson at his studio Plaid Dog Recording. Mike produced my last album, “Until It’s Gone,” and has 15+ years of experience working with established and up-and-coming artists. Mike did a fantastic job with my last record and I’m really excited to have him on a board again, along with some really talented musicians to bring this project to life. Together, Mike and I will go through all my material, collaborating on arrangements and instrumentation, and will ultimately hit the studio to make the best possible album for you.
When I stopped in Boston during my tour, Mike and I recorded the first single, “The Fight,” off my new album, which you can listen to now for free on this page (below). “The Fight” is a great example of this new album I’ll be able to make with your support if this campaign is successful. It reflects my growth as a writer and artist over the past few years and I hope you like it as much as I do.
While I was able to fund the recording process for “The Fight” on my own, to create a album of songs with the quality, studio time costs add up quickly. With that said, this campaign can give us a unique opportunity to collaborate and make great art together. Your donation will cover following costs of my project:
1. Pre-Production: This is where everything starts. Mike and I sit down to start crafting the arrangements for each of the songs that will go on the album. Here, we create a rough sketch of each song, mapping out structure and arrangement, which helps me, Mike, and the musicians better envision our goals for each song before we start recording.
2. Recording: This is when we enter the studio and start capturing the music and where the songs become what you’ll hear on this album. We’ll have some amazing musicians to record drums, piano, bass, electric guitar and any other instrument that will add the perfect texture to these songs.
3. Mixing & Mastering: Each track will get mixed to create the right balance between instruments, texture and color that make up a track. As a final step, the album will be mastered from beginning to end, so the listening experience is cohesive and carefully choreographed from start to finish.
What will you get for your generosity and support? Some awesome things! I’ve put together a really exciting group of gifts, many that include lyric art that I designed myself, that are only available through your participation in this campaign. Below are just a few of those gifts:
This campaign will have a meaningful and huge impact on the next steps in my career. With my recent move from NYC to LA and transition to doing music full time, I’m at a pivotal moment in my career. After going on my most recent and most expansive tour, I realized how much I love everything about this job: I love writing and performing; I love being in the studio, and I absolutely love being on the road.
If you’re ready to contribute, just click the pink “Contribute Now” button on the top right of this page! Every little bit counts, and I’m so grateful for all your support.
If you’ve got folks in your network that would be interested in supporting us please help get the word out and make some noise! There are social media share buttons on this page, and please tell your friends how grateful I am for this support.
Thank you so much for checking out my campaign page. I can’t wait to share this music with you.
Ben Rabb – vocals, acoustic guitar
Lance Riley – electric guitar
Annie Hoffman – bass
Greg Settino – drums
Produced by Mike Davidson
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Mike Davidson at Plaid Dog Recording
Video by Molly Benjaminson