Jared Rabin at Martyrs’ on Feb 10 plus Songwriter’s showcase at SXSW in March

It's hard to believe that I've been doing music for well over a decade now. I have gone through many phases since I started out as a professional guitar player in Chicago at 20 years old. Looking back, I can hardly believe I'm the same person! It took a long time to figure it out, but I am fortunate to be able to live in this city and do nothing except perform and write music.

A Restaurant King’s Latest Role

This interest in movies is not an out-of-the-blue pipe dream. For many years he has been friends with and says he has learned much from such actor pals as David Schwimmer. He credits the local director, teacher and actress Joyce Piven with "giving me the basics" and he has for some time been taking acting lessons with Doug McDade, a longtime ensemble member of Shattered Globe Theatre.