Voted Cleveland Scene Magazines "Best Singer Songwriter" in 2011, Charlie Mosbrook is often compared to Cat Stevens, John Gorka, and Greg Brown for his dynamic baritone voice, understated guitar technique, and inspired lyrics. With 25 years as a performer and composer, Charlie presents his music with a relaxed confident simplicity with a mix of sincerity, humor and passion.
Beginning as a street musician in 1988, Charlie is now consistently heard on FolkAlley.com with his instrumental "Beckey's Ballet". His music has been performed by many acts including Jim Volk, Carlos Jones, Alan Grandy, and Andy Cohen. He has received praise for songwriting and performance by Folk Alliance leadership and was invited to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and museum by Currator Robert Santelli.
Currently Charlie preforms as a solo act and in a duo with Avin Loki Baird. His string band, The Monkey Wrench project with Greg Alan Reese and Steel Farkus often accompanies him during local shows. In his ongoing effort to build community through music, Charlie has been a regular host to many popular open mics throughout Northeast Ohio, as well as coordinating songwriting workshops at the neighborhood library. 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.
Becoming an incomplete quadrapaligic in 2010, he regularly performs for patients recovering at Cleveland's MetroHealth Spinal Cord Injury unit. Despite his own physical limitations, He regularly performs throughout Northeast Ohio and tours periodicly. This coming spring he will be doing 8 shows on the west coast.
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
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