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"There is something wonderful about being able to tell somebody by their voice...
 A distinctive voice, Sam Baker, John Prine, you know right away who they are.... Charlie Mosbrook is that kind of singer."
Artie Martello -Mostly Folk 2/26/2015

   Charlie Mosbrook is contemporary singer songwriter with strong traditional folk sensibilities  utilizing guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, 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 folk 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. In his ongoing effort to build community through music, Charlie has been a regular host to many popular open mics throughout Northeast Ohio.
Today he is a regular  performer to many concert series and House concerts throughout the US
   racingchair.jpg    As a member of the folk music community, Charlie currently serves as the President of Folknet  (Northeast Ohio's Folk music organization) and is an active volunteer with Folk Alliance serving as workshop coordinator for FARM in 2014 and 2015.

     In addition to his musical pursuits, Charlie has completed multiple Ironman triathlons and marathons.  Becoming an incomplete quadriplegic in 2010, he remains active training as a paratriathlete. 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. He also serves on the Cleveland Heights City Council Transportation Advisory Board as the Citizen Representative for people with disabilities.
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Notable Venues:
  • Two Way Street Coffeehouse- Downers Grove, IL
  • Cain Park- Cleveland Heights, OH
  • The Ark- Ann Arbor, MI
  • Last Minute Folk Concert Series- Topeka, KS
  • G.A.R. Hall- Peninsula, OH
  • Milwaukee Public Library- Milwaukee, OR
  • Crazy Wisdom Books and Tea Room- Ann Arbor, MI
  • Leo's Coffeehouse- Cinncinati, OH
  • Emporia Public Library- Emporia, KS
  • Awendaw Green- Charleston, SC
  • Cuyahoga River Concerts- Kent, OH
  • John Hartford Memorial Folk Festival- Bean Blossom, IN
  • Nighttown- Cleveland Heights, Ohio
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum- Cleveland, OH
  • Performed with: CSN, Jewel, Iris Dement, Suzzy and Lucy Wainwright Roche, Chris Whitley, Jason White, Jefferson Starship, The Samples, Dan Bern, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Darrell Scott, Magpie, Neil Jacobs, and many others...
Career Highlights
  • Featured CD of the month Stings and Beyond
  • Featured Song (Up Among the Stars) on No Depression
  • 2011 Cleveland Scene Magazine readers poll winner. "Best singer/songwriter"
  • 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.
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