|Voted Cleveland's Best Singer Songwriter- Scene Magazine 2011|
Charlie Mosbrook is contemporary singer songwriter with strong traditional folk sensibilities
utilizing guitar, mandolin, 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,
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. 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. In the fall of 2014 he has been selected for a DJ and Presenter Showcase at FARM (Folk Alliance Region Midwest)
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.
As a member of the folk music community, Charlie currently serves on the executive board for Folknet (Northeast Ohio's Folk music organization) and is an active volunteer with Folk Alliance serving as workshop coordinator for FARM in 2014.
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. He also serves on the Cleveland Heights City Council Transportation Advisory Board as the Citizen Representive for people with disabilities.
Folk Alliance Region Midwest workshop coordinator 2014/2015
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