Vox concert performer believes in his music
By Kris Leonhardt
MARSHFIELD — “Music has been in our family,” said Marc Scibilia. “My grandfather was an orchestra director and a bass player. My dad is a guitar player, and he also promoted concerts growing up, so we grew up going to shows since I was really, really young.
“I’ve always loved music. It was the first thing I ever really loved, and my earliest memories of wanting to do anything and being inspired by anything were music since I was 4 or 5 years old.”
Scibilia found that he not only had a desire to play music but a natural talent for it as well, picking up the drums at the age of 4 and piano two years later.
“Then I started playing guitar when I was about 20 or 21,” added Scibilia.
After developing his talents as a musician, Scibilia began writing songs. At the age of 18, he headed to Nashville to begin a career as a singer-songwriter.
There Scibilia found success when the song “How Bad We Need Each Other” from his self-titled EP was featured in the television series “Bones” and reached No. 1 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart.
“The biggest feature we’ve had is probably a cover I did of Woody Gurthie’s ‘This Land Is Your Land,’” said Scibilia. “It was featured in the Jeep-Chrysler Super Bowl spot in 2015.”
Most recently, Scibilia released a standalone single, titled “Believer,” which he wrote in the midst of the gun violence and tragedies happening in America, stating that he wants to “rewrite the narrative from hate and violence to peace and kindness.”
“I am obsessed with watching the news,” explained Scibilia. “I was watching the news when all of the protests were going on, and then when the officers were shot in Dallas, I thought that there is no good way to explain this, and I think the news is always telling the darkest story possible because that is what gets the ratings … because that is what gets people like me addicted to it.
“But I think that when we travel across the country, what we find is that people aren’t hopeless like it seems if you just turn on the news. People are actually full of belief in the future, and there are a lot of good people in this world.”
Scibilia will be performing along with Jon McLaughlin as part of the Vox Concert Series at Wildwood Station on Sept. 13. For more information, visit voxconcertseries.com.