Julian Acosta is a Texas raised gentleman & a caballero hecho en Mexico. Julian Acosta is a rock & roll blues/soul artist based in Austin, Tx. As a professional marketer, consultant, artist, and showman, his talents make him versatile and rare.
Julian has been making music for only 5 years and his talent has already brought him to numerous adventures at various corners of the world.
Julian Acosta is an artist that represents rock & roll in the 21st Century. His vocal style can be described as immensely soulful. He blends traditional composition of Blues to his music and embodies it’s cultural appeal. He carries grit and the edge that belongs in rock and roll yet a sophisticated disposition that makes him world class. He’s a man with a vibe.
He Studied 3.5 years of international business in Queretaro, Mexico and graduated with a Marketing degree and concentrated in music & media at the University of Texas San Antonio.
In 2015, the music label he founded, known as Capitol City Records, was voted one of the top 10 music labels in the SXSW Austin Music Industry Awards. This milestone occurred only about 5 months after having released his first music production. That same year The mayor of Austin, TX proclaimed June 18th as Julian Acosta Day for his positive and creative contributions to the Live Music Capital of The World.
He first started making a name for himself when he released his first song and music video titled “This Town” in the fall of 2014. This was a song about his love and inspiration found in Austin. It was this project that quickly opened the doors to him finding a career in music.
In the spring of 2016, he was nominated top 10 musicians of the year and best new bands at the SXSW Austin Music Awards. Capitol City placed top 5 which beat out their ranking in the previous year. Additionally, his songs “Dandelion”, a love song played on the Ukulele, and “This Town” continuously played across many College Radio stations as well as Texas Radio. The Austin press have called his performances gritty blues/rock with a soul.
For being a musician and having started his own music label, Julian was quoted by UTSA as being a “a musician with business cred...”. It’s more impressive given that his accomplishments are on a timeline within 2 years of him pursuing his personal career in music.
In 2017 Julian teamed up with the Rockford,IL based record label called Independent Ear to release his single “Cinnamon”. This was a first step, as he decided to focus solely on music and being an artist.
In 2018 Julian was selected as an international ambassador for Austin, Texas by the Visit Austin Office, the office that handles tourism and marketing on behalf of Austin. He has played in Canada and the UK. In 2019 he was selected to go to Mexico City as an artist ambassador for Austin, Texas and Texas.
He has since bought a tour bus, driven deeper in his development as an artist and discipline musician. He’s been working on releasing new music. He will now start playing recording