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Charlie Mosbrook is contemporary singer songwriter with strong traditional folk sensibilities utilizing guitar, madolin, harmonica, fiddle, banjo and other acoustic instruments to accompany his rich distinctive baritone voice. 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.
Voted Cleveland Scene magazines "Best Singer Songwriter" in 2011, his music is heard on radio programs throughout the world including FolkAlley.com 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. In November of 2013, Charlie was the featured artist in the folkalley.com open mic section.
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 periodically 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.
Feature Artist of the month folkalley.com
CD of the Week WFMT's The Midnight Special
May 25 2013, Chosen by Rich Warren
Featured CD of the month
Stings and Beyond
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 American Masters series, Hard Travelin' The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie.
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 others.....www.coveragecd.com
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
Current Executive Board Member of Folknet ( Northeast Ohio's folk and dance society)