Featured Artist – John Molinaro

John Molinaro Train Tracks
photo credit – Joseph Bonasera

John Molinaro

John has been in the local music scene in the Poconos and Lehigh Valley for many years. He is skilled at music composition and currently involved in with many projects for commissioned songs. He has a unique ability to craft well balanced songs in almost any genre, including pop, rock, alternative, country, EDM and movie scoring.

John, began becoming interested in home music creation and combined his formidable understanding of technology with his keen creative spirit and determination.



Q. How long have you been a musician?

A. Since I was in middle school in Stroudsburg and I played guitar and trumpet.

Q. Who are your influences?

A. “My first musical influences were Tom Petty, Harry Chapin, Dispatch, Willie Nelson and the Beatles”

Q. What do you think attracted you the songs of these artists?

A. Well, Tom Petty always wrote about his own life experiences, I found his honesty refreshing. However my main top influence of all time by Dispatch due to their forfeiting a a contract with any music label. So they did it their own way and provides hope for anyone starting out in the music scene.

Q. Are you in a band?

A. Nope, I’m just one guy who does all the singing, writing, and composing of my own original albums.

Q. What inspired you to write the bonus track on the Album titled “The Train Wreck EP” recently?

A. It was mainly inspired by another artist. His name is Ryan Gaughan (Of Among Criminals). I was having a tough day and Ryan connected the dots for me and pushed me to write the first song about my life and the emotions that come and go.

Q. Do you currently have any online music or videos that you would like to share ?

A. Yes, I just finished a new and exciting journey of self-discovery writing and producing the album titled “ The Train Wreck EP’”.

Q. Do you have any advice to offer to people just starting out in the music world?

“Don’t ever give up on your dreams. Anything is possible if you make it happen, and don’t allow anyone else to tell you otherwise.”

“The one way to share emotion is to ornate noise without words “