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Label Watch: J Curve Records

Dale Rabiner

When Dale Rabiner talks about how he started his independent, Cincinnati-based J Curve Records label, it’s a lengthy tale involving a series of events, meeting the right people, and a role model.

The J Curve yarn begins in Rabiner’s pre-teens when he started learning and playing guitar. A left-handed player who turned the guitar upside down to play, Rabiner was mostly self-taught after instructors turned him out. “Being told I couldn’t do something made me more determined,” he says.

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