Vin Mott was born and raised in Pequannock, NJ. Starting drum lessons at the age of 7, it was in high school when Vin discovered his love for the blues and blues harmonica. From 2007-2011 he attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA where he graduated with a BA in Songwriting with Drum Set as his principal instrument.
By the summer of 2013 Vin had returned home to New Jersey. Over the next several years Vin would book countless gigs in local taverns, roadhouses, restaurants and music venues in his home state of NJ, as well as branching into PA, NY (and NYC), New England, DE, NC, and TN. His live band has included some of the areas most talented young Jazz, Blues, and Roots musicians.
In 2017 Vin released his debut blues album entitled “Quit the Women for the Blues”. Consisting of 10 original tunes the album reached #12 on the Roots Music Report’s Contemporary Blues Album Chart on March 18th, 2017 and #1 for four weeks straight on their NJ Blues Album Chart from March 18th-April 8th 2017. In addition the album reached #4 on the ABARAC’s International Blues Airplay Chart in Australia in March 2017, #9 on France’s Classement Airplay chart for July/August 2017, #19 on the Living Blues Radio Chart in Italy, and #22 on the UK’s IBBA Blues chart on July 17, 2017!
Vin is continuing his life’s work pursuing a career as a musician, band leader, blues performer, and harmonica player by booking more and more outside of NJ, hoping to become a seasoned, road-hardened entertainer with time and experience. His enthusiasm for making music is only matched by his work ethic, authentic blues sound, and natural entertaining abilities.