“Straight-up, muscular blue-collar blues,” says the UK’s Blues & Rhythm magazine when describing the sound of Vin Mott’s style from his first hit release entitled “Quit the Women for the Blues” (2017). Vin is currently a rising star out of Austin, TX music scene by way of New Jersey who is building a reputation in Texas and on the East Coast for his loyalty to the authentic traditional sounds of the Chicago, Memphis, and Delta style blues which is only matched by his talent as a singer/harmonica/band leader and hard work ethic. In 2019 Vin Mott released his sophomore album entitled “Rogue Hunter” which again received worldwide radio play and praises from the blues world’s top publications as well as an all DIY EP called “Country Blues In Quarantine” released in 2020. “Mott’s muscular harp is tough and heartfelt and complements his vocal clarity,” said Making A Scene.
Vin Mott has been a musician all his life. Growing up in North Jersey, Vin was involved with every musical class offered throughout middle school and high school. After high school, he went on to study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA where he graduated with a Bachelors Degree of Music focusing on Songwriting (class of 2011). After a stint as a drummer in a popular New England rock/jam band Vin moved back to NJ and formed his own band (as the lead singer/harmonica player), the Vin Mott Blues Band, and began booking gigs at every bar and venue that would have him. While heating up on the local circuit, he also began booking national tours around the country playing extensively in the Southern US, CA and all over the North East. Vin released two full length original albums and a DIY EP, Quit The Women For The Blues (2017), Rogue Hunter (2019), and Country Blues In Quarantine, all of which received national and international radio play, reviews in top blues publications, and landed him high profile festival gigs. Today, Vin is still hustling as a band leader/singer/harmonica player, booking tours, recording his own original blues music, and building a reputation for his authenticity, vintage sound, and entertainment chops in the great musical city of Austin, TX. He also freelances as a drummer, mostly working with blues, rockabilly, and swing groups.