Buffalo, New York native Marc Scibilia was raised by a family of professional musicians, his father and grandfather tying their musical careers together with other means of making money and supporting their families. Unshackled by such priorities, Scibilia went for it all following high school, moving to Nashville, Tennessee just a month later.
While Scibilia had been learning drums and piano as early as the age of six, he’s best known now as a singer/songwriter. Undaunted by an old teacher’s “what are you going to do with your life — move to Nashville and write songs?” comment, Scibilia has done just that.
Influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan, Bright Eyes, and Johnny Cash, Marc Scibilia blended his recipe of rock, pop, folk and blues on his 2009 EP, From Brooklyn to Maine, and off of its success, released Marc Scibilia in 2012.
The musician now co-owns his own studio in the Berry Hills district of Tennessee, along with three others. It’s there he’s been working on material with Sony/ATV music, who he has been writing and recording for since 2010.
While Scibilia is still strongly tied to his family — they call and ask when he’s going to come back home and become a doctor — the artist seems pretty content in his Nashville apartment that looks over three acres of land. Of course, life away from family is hard, a price many musicians pay for their chance at a big break.
Says Scibilia: “Yes, it’s complicated and there’s a lot to share. But I write songs, so I will usually keep our interactions to around 3 minutes and thirty seconds or less.” That’s good enough for us.
Dean Goranites | Associate Editor