Vin Mott is a young up and coming Blues artist from New Jersey, USA, and his brand new debut album entitled "Quit the Women for the Blues", featuring 10 original Blues tunes, has just been released.
Vin is 27 years old and is from Pequannock, NJ. It was in high school when Vin began discovering his love of Blues and Roots music, the sound of the harmonica, and began teaching himself to play the Blues harp. In 2007 Vin went on to study music at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA where he graduated in 2011 with a BA in Songwriting. By the late summer of 2013 Vin had returned home to New Jersey. Over the next several years Vin, along with the help of guitarist Sean Ronan, would book countless gigs in local taverns, roadhouses, and restaurants such as the Great Notch Inn, the Robin’s Nest Rhythm & Blues, Hat City Kitchen, and Ruthie’s BBQ & Pizza, as well as branching into Eastern PA and the Philadelphia area. The live band (Vin Mott’s Rhythm & Blues Band) has included some of the areas most talented young Jazz, Blues, and Roots musicians.
Vin’s debut album was officially released on February 3rd, 2017 and is available on iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby. Aside from singing and playing Blues harp, Vin also works as a drummer in the Bob Lanza Blues Band (Vin played drums and harp on the album Till the Pain is Gone which reached #5 on Billboards Blues Chart in November 2016) and Trudy Lynn Blues Band and teaches music professionally at the School of Rock Montclair (NJ).
Marty's review: If you like your blues down and dirty then Vin Mott certainly delivers them here on his debut album. A very rootsy production with Vin's expert blues harmonica and slightly husky vocals combined with some killer tone guitar playing and a more than tight rhythm section. With titles like "I'm A Filthy Man", "Ol' Greasy Blues" and "I Wanna Get Ruff With You" what else could this be but THE BLUES. My favourite track is "Freight Train", I just love the sound of a locomotive coming at you played on a harmonica!
Sample tracks on reverbnation HERE
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