Ben Rabb, a West Hartford native, thinks of his return to Connecticut as a homecoming of sorts. Though Rabb said music has been in his life for as long as he can remember, his songwriting began to take shape when he was in high school and he continued to develop as a writer during his time at UConn.
Rabb's soulful music is of the indie folk variety, and his shows are largely stripped down and acoustic. Much of his inspiration, he said, comes from the conversations he has with people he meets across the country.
"I talk to new people on the road and get really different perspectives," Rabb says. His music strives to tell these human stories, and he is constantly writing.
Rabb returns to his home state Saturday, July 15, to perform at the Outer Space in Hamden. This show will come on the heels of the release of his new EP "Feel Me Fall," which comes out July 14.
"I think I'm a little different because the rest of the performances are bands," Rabb said. He will perform a solo set.
Rabb said this new album is further honing in on the music he's already released.
"I'm trying to make sure that there was space where there needed to be space, and wasn't too much going on, so tracks had room to breathe," Rabb said.
He returns to the state again later in July for a house show in Hartford. Rabb said he enjoys playing in such an intimate setting, as it offers him an opportunity to spend more time interacting with the audience and making conversation.
BEN RABB performs at the Outer Space, 295 Treadwell St, Hamden, on Saturday, July 15, as part of the Radio 104.1 Homebrewed Bash. The show is for 18-plus; tickets are $15; advance: $10. theouterspace.net