Charlie Mosbrook Music
Voted Cleveland's Best Singer Songwriter- Scene Magazine 2011
"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
may42014.jpg    Charlie Mosbrook is contemporary singer songwriter with strong traditional folk sensibilities  utilizing guitar, mandolin, harmonica, fiddle, banjo, 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 radio programs throughout the world including 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 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,Charlie Mosbrook Spring tour 2013, Ann Arbor 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.
Notable Venues:
Two Way Street Coffeehouse- Downers Grove, IL
Cain Park- Cleveland Heights, OH
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
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum- Cleveland, OH

  • 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.factory.jpg
  • 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
  • Performed with: CSN, Jewel, Iris Dement, Chris Whitley, Jason White, Jefferson Starship, The Samples, Dan Bern, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Darrell Scott, Magpie, Neil Jacobs, and many others.......
Folknet(Northeast Ohio's folk and dance society) Current President
Folk Alliance Region Midwest
workshop coordinator 2014/2015


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