WHO IS AUSTIN MAROLLA?
"With songs and music I create what I want in my life: it's about the process, making art and being on the journey."
Born and raised in NYC, Austin Marolla began his music career as a writer. He fell in love with poetry, words, and how language has the ability to move others, which inspired him to write about his life experiences and express them through music.
He attended Binghamton University (SUNY), where he continued to write and explore music, theater, and dance. Austin then graduated medical school with a degree in optometry; at the same time, he was eager to share his writing with the world through music before he even knew how to play the guitar. He has always wanted to help people see their dreams more clearly, whether that means doing eye exams, or writing feel-good music with a personal message.
Austin has come a long way since his first album, ”You & Me”. Most recently, he has collaborated with Sloan Wainwright on his second album “Real”, another burst of creativity and heart. Austin was also the founder of a new podcast series on TalkRadio.com, “The Music Power Hour with Austin Marolla and Sloan Wainwright” where top industry professionals like Alan Cumming and Julie Gold have given interviews and live studio performances. He especially loves collaboration, and has collaborated with such artists as Bette Midler, and the late Lou Reed. He has travelled to Spain, Italy, and France, performing and connecting with other artists who shared his vision such as Grammy-adorned slack-key guitarist Jeff Peterson and master musician Valerie MacKend.
Above all, Austin strives to write songs that are lyrical, emotive, and resounding with his audiences. From his music, Austin hopes to give others the same spark of passion that he has, in hopes they will be able to follow their own dreams and blaze their own path.
Recently, Austin just released the new holiday album entitled “Christmas Kiss”, full of original songwriting gems embodying the cheery warmth of the season. It is available on Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming services, where his previous works are also available for listening or purchase. He is currently working on his fourth album “Limitless”, to be released in 2019.