Singer/songwriter Justin McGuinn began making a name for himself in St. Cloud, Minnesota, as a young teenager. Inspired by a family of musicians, he joined forces with his older brothers and fronted the Minnesota band "RoGeR" at the age of 17. The band of brothers quickly grew in popularity and found themselves winning over large audiences throughout the Midwest, New York and Los Angeles. Before the band dissolved in 2006, RoGer saw the release of 2 studio albums and the maturation of younger brother Justin. Armed with iconic influences such as The Beatles, The Beach Boys and The Byrds, Justin McGuinn quickly embarked on a solo career. His soaring vocal range and soulful tone combined with intimate and often times inspirational lyrics truly define him as an artist. By the age of 27, Justin had already shared the stage with 60's pop idol Bobby Vee, rocker Joan Jett, indie artists Willy Wisely, Martin Zellar, The Honey Dogs and Soul Asylum, and his resume continues to grow.
In 2012 McGuinn teamed up with Casey Smith of KnottBrite studios and Jason Ploof of Spectrasonic Productions for the 2012 release, "Love Like A Hurricane." Which was met with critical and commercial success. Combining his love of music history with his passion for performing, McGuinn also developed a St. Cloud, MN concert series called "Rockumentary" in which he covers some of his favorite artists while using multimedia to present the stories behind the music. Not content to rest on the past, though, McGuinn is looking to the future with his new release, "Love Songs & Other Strangers". The album takes a nod from McGuinn's musical influences but is uniquely his own.
In 2016 McGuinn would sign a recording deal with Miami based label Essential Media Group. He would team up with Minnesota based producer/engineer Jason Ploof at Spectrasonic Studios to create his 2017 EP release "Love Songs & Other Strangers". The EP has already begun to garner attention with the release of his leadoff single from the EP, "My Heart Is Where You Are", available now on iTunes, with the EP following, June 9th.