|"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
Dedicated to the craft of songwriting and preserving the tradition of folk music, Charlie Mosbrook utilizes guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, and other acoustic instruments to accompany his rich distinctive baritone voice.
Beginning on subway platforms as a street performer, Charlie developed an honest natural conversational stage act, combining 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 helping support the development of many Cleveland area acts for over 25 years. Today he is a regular performer to many concert series and house concerts throughout the US. His music is heard with regularity on folk radio programs throughout the world including FolkAlley.com and The Midnight Special nationally syndicated program.
In 2011, Charlie was voted Cleveland Scene magazines "Best Singer Songwriter". 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. Charlie was the Featured artist of the month on FolkAlley.com in November 2012
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 (Folk Alliance Region Midwest) in 2014 -2016.
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. Charlie is a product ambassador for Invacare.
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