North Coast Singer/Songwriter debuts music from his new CD live at Nighttown!
For over 25 years, Charlie Mosbrook has been performing original and traditional folk music. Based in Cleveland, he has played a significant role in promoting and preserving the folk music tradition. Locally this work is best recognized in the many open mics he has coordinated through the years as well as Folknet, an organization he currently serves as president. Nationally Charlie has presented many workshops and concerts on the life and legacy of Woody Guthrie, most notably during the 1996 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum program called Hard Travelin’: The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie. Charlie also serves as the Folk Alliance Region Midwest Conference workshop coordinator.
Charlie has been recognized by FolkAlley.com as its featured artist of the month in 2012, was voted the best singer songwriter in a Scene Magazine Best of Cleveland readers poll, and had the CD of the week on the WFMT Chicago nationally syndicated radio show the Midnight Special His last two CDs are current nominees for the best traditional folk album by Just Plain Folks music awards.
His latest project Hear Me Callin’: A Collection of American Folksongs is a full-length CD featuring including selections by Woody Guthrie, Ledbelly, Robert Johnson, Elizabeth Cotton and others. The musical foundation of the recording features guitar, dulcimer, and mandolin. David Krauss contributes harmonica. Kate Kooser and XeLa provide additional vocals. On May 2nd of 2017, Nighttown in Cleveland Heights will present a special concert to commemorate the release of the new disc.
"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
A Time Long Gone (Charlie Mosbrook)
The lead track “Up Among the Stars” leaps right out and invites you to settle in for more. The rest of album makes it a welcome invitation indeed.
- Kelly Walker Sundilla Music