Reflection of J

My reflection in a painting at the Grey Goose Gallery, ME.

I moved to Austin (from Washington D.C.) to be a singer/songwriter like Townes Van Zandt. I studied at UT’s School of Information and taught Audio for the Internet. Now I work as Director of Digital Communications for UT’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. When I’m not working I’m hanging out with my family, I’m riding my bike, making music and taking pictures.


I learned to sing and play at church and school. I started on my dad’s trumpet in middle school and when I got a guitar for my 16th birthday I wrote songs and played at church. At NYU I played open mics on Bleeker St. In Austin it was the Cactus Cafe and Ruta Maya.

In 2008 I began playing a new kind of gig, bringing my folk music to idyllic outdoor settings, preferably by the water, at sunset. I hope to make my shows synonymous with great outdoor settings, fun, relaxation and meditation.

In the Summer of 2014 I started holding Sunday Singalong at the park by my house. Every first Sunday we get together at a beautiful outdoor spot and sing classics of peace, love and understanding.

My first album – j – came out in 2006 and my second album – FOK DUB – in 2011. I’m currently writing songs for an album titled MANTRAS.

Sunday Singalong at Barton Springs

Sunday Singalong at Barton Springs

Digital Ambassador

I love to share my enthusiasm and vision for how cheap, ubiquitous, web-based tools can empower artists, educators, and non-profits to connect with their community. I help people develop a strong web presence built on an architecture of engagement. I help organizations build identities for the networked world.

Some #viznotes of @jasonmolin talking about blogging:

Thanks to Austin Kleon for these visual notes from a talk I gave called Why Blog?