About

Molin Family sings
Here I am singing with my wife Maile and daughter Anais backing me up, Dec. 2017.

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. After five years at UT’s business school, I’ve worked for the last six years for the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, now as Director of Digital Communications. When I’m not working I’m hanging out with my family, making music, riding my bike, taking pictures.

Musician

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 I cut my teeth at the Cactus Cafe, Ruta Maya, Cafe Mundi.

In 2008 I began playing a new kind of gig, bringing my folk music to idyllic outdoor settings, preferably in a park, by the water. 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 when the weather is good we get together 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 editing my third album entitled 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?