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Charlie Mosbrook

Member sinceJuly 30, 2009
LocationCleveland Heights
MembersCharlie Mosbrook
InfluencesWoody Guthrie, Nick Drake, Cat Stevens, John Gorka,
Artist Biography:
My new CD "A Time Long Gone" will be released February 10, 2015 at the Barking Spider Tavern in Cleveland, Ohio. The show starts at 8pm and will feature some of the guest musicians from the CD in cluding: Rachel Brown, Bill Lestock, Jon Mosey, Laura Joy, David Krauss, and others.

There’s a familiar comfortable feeling that comes over you when you listen to the music of Charlie Mosbrook. The guy has a rich, worldly voice that sounds like it was broken in slowly, like a well-loved instrument."
-No Depression Magazine

Voted Cleveland Scene magazines "Best Singer Songwriter" in 2011, Charlie Mosbrook is known for his dynamic baritone voice, understated guitar technique, and inspired lyrics. With 25 years experience as a performer and composer, Charlie presents his music in a relaxed confident simplicity, drawing from a mix of sincerity, humor, and passion.
His music is heard on radio programs throughout the world including and The Midnight Special national folk show. In 1996 he was invited to perform the music of Woody Guthrie at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum by curator Robert Santelli (currently executive director of the Grammy Museum). Mosbrook's performance was noted in Santelli's book Hard Travlin': The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie
Beginning on subway platforms as a street performer, Charlie developed a natural and conversational stage act weaving humor, song, and personal introspection. Currently he performs as a solo act and with his string trio that includes Avin Loki Baird and Steel Farkus. In his ongoing effort to build community through music, Charlie has been a regular host to many popular open mics throughout Northeast Ohio. His newest CD Something To Believe (2013) is his 10th full length release. It features performances with some of the many people that have influenced him through the years. The disc was recently picked as CD of the week by Rich Warren for WFMT's Midnight Special.
As a recording engineer and producer, Charlie draws from his experience as a production intern at Telarc International, where he had the opportunity to work with multiple Grammy winners including Paul Blakemore and Michael Bishop. Following his studies at Lakeland's Media institute, Charlie worked briefly as an engineer at Scorpio Productions. Through this experiance, he was able to work with folk, rock, country, classical, gospel, and rap artists. In an effort to afford more time to his own music and focus on traditional acoustic music, he built a small studio in his home where he could work with many of Cleveland's best folk acts.
In addition to his musical pursuits, Charlie has completed multiple Ironman triathlon's and marathons. Becoming an incomplete quadripaligic in 2010, he remains active with the use of a handcycle and as a swimmer. Through hard work and determination he has been able to maintain a steady performance schedule throughout Northeast Ohio and periodicly tours throughout the USA. In an effort to give hope to others who have suffered similar injuries, he regularly performs for patients recovering at Cleveland's MetroHealth Spinal Cord Injury unit.
Current President- Folknet (
2014 FARM (Folk Aliance Region Midwest) Presenter and DJ Showcase Performer
"CD of the Week" WFMT Midnight Special
May 25 2013, Chosen by Rich Warren
"Best singer/songwriter"
2011 Cleveland Scene Magazine readers poll winner.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Chosen by Robert Santelli to perform at the during the Music Masters series, Hard Travelin': The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie.
2001 Ohio Arts Council Showcase
Coverage: The songs of Charlie Mosbrook- A tribute produced in 2010 that included performances by Andy Cohen, Jim Volk, Alan Grandy, Carlos Jones, Hal Walker, Avin Baird and
Performed with:
CSN, Jewel, Iris Dement, Chris Whitley, Jason White, Jefferson Starship, The Samples, Dan Bern, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Darrell Scott, Chad Elliott, Neil Jacobs, and many others.......
Songs used in film:
Feed My Soul- Growthbusters
Walk Tonight- The Discussion

More by Charlie Mosbrook:

Erie Shore
Howlin' at my Door
I Bid You Goodnight
January Sky
Something To Believe
Who Here Will Lead Us

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