Marc Scibilia “I moved to Nashville in 2004 when I was 18, one month out of high-school. My mother calls and wishes I’d move back home to NY. My dad leaves 5 minute long voicemails about how proud he is of me and usually asks (for the 1,000th time) how to get on You Tube to see my latest work.
I keep a healthy distance from good advice. I play it by ear. If I only had one day to live I would wake up very early.” More.
Radio Potato After the painstakingly long process of dealing with the po’ po’ from my lil’ ol’ car accident, I was finally on my way to Eddie’s Attic to see Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors perform. I was looking forward to this night because a) I got to see Drew Holcomb and b) I was hanging out with the fabulous four. These are my musical go-to girls. Not only do they have impeccable taste in music, but they are equally as obsessed with music as I am….which makes me feel less like a freak. Score.
But I digress. Eddie Owen got onstage and told the crowd to silence their cell phones, hush up (it is a listening room, ya know), and he introduced the opening act, Marc Scibilia (who?) who had never performed at Eddie’s before. So on to the stage walks this tall, dark, and handsome man with a curly mess of hair. He straps on his guitar and the moment he opened his mouth, it was game on.
Marc was cracking jokes, saying that he only played the guitar to pay off his debt. And although it was a joke, you got the feeling that he really wasn’t in it for the money. The sold-out crowd was his, including the Fabulous 4 who all immediately bought his CD’s that night. As I was watching him, I heard a heavy dose of Bob Dylan’s influence but he has a decidedly younger appeal. I may or may not have illegally recorded songs that night, but here’s an audio clip that I “found”: Marc Scibilia How Bad We Need Each Other – Eddie’s Attic
My intuitive ears were ringing off the hook as I knew I needed to interview him. This guy had all the makings of a star. Confident on stage, humble in his delivery, self-deprecatingly funny, and I knew the chiseled features would get the girls, too. Oh yeah, and the guy’s super-talented. Marc is an accomplished musician and music producer. According to Wikipedia, he released his first solo piano album when he was 12! So I instantly contacted him and asked if I could interview him. Voila! Interview booked.
On a snowy and F-R-E-E-Z-I-N-G cold January day, I packed up the car, boyfriend in tow, and drove 3 1/2 hours to Nashville to interview an artist I didn’t know anything about a month before. I drove up to a small house that was converted into the Brown Owl studios, in a neighborhood about 15 minutes from downtown Nashville. The place had wall-to-wall vintage instruments and equipment and has no windows.
“Marc A. Scibilia is a singer-songwriter. Scibilia was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. Both his father and grandfather were professional musicians but had other vocations to support families…”More.
Marc Scibilia, the Revolution singer and songwriter who wrote Hope Anthem and the musical score for the High Tide 3D Animation, will be touring the US this month to spread the message of freedom, and to encourage everyday Americans to attend the Revolution March in Washington D.C. on July 12, 2008. Learn more.