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.
Charlie preforms as a solo act and in a duo with Avin Loki Baird
and Steel Farkus often accompanies on bass 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.
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.
2011 Cleveland Scene Magazine readers poll winner.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and
by Robert Santelli to perform at the during the American Masters series, Hard Travelin' The Life and
Legacy of Woody Guthrie.
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 Performed
CSN, Jewel, Iris Dement, Chris Whitley, Jason White, Neil Jacobs,
Brian Henke, Jefferson Starship, The Samples, Dan Bern, Big Head Todd
and the Monsters, Darrell Scott, Chad Elliott, and many others....... Songs used in film:
Feed My Soul- Growthbusters
Walk Tonight- The Discussion
"These are great songs and lovely performances"
Jimmy Wilson- WRUW (Feb 09, 2013)
"He quickly built a stellar reputation as a singer,
songwriter, guitarist, open mic host, and contributor to other artists’
Anastasia Pantsios- Cool Cleveland
"Definitely a singer/songwriter/guitarist to be on the lookout for around town. "
Brian Lisic- Cleveland Scene
"The best version of Woody Guthrie's Pastures of Plenty I have heard"
Bob Hofbruaer- Folk Alliance Region Midwest board President
"Charlie Mosbrook is a great person as well as a wonderful songwriter!"
Chad Elliott- Acclaimed songwriter
"As I've said before, it is my belief that yours is a voice for our
times, and it was my honor to pay tribute to your contribution to the
arts in such a way. Thanks for letting me be a part of it."
"Sounds great. Reminds me of Kristofferson"
Dave Thomas- Pere Ubu
"Your music is really good. You remind me alot of Steve Poltz"
"Your voice sounded so clear and fantastic! And the addition of the
banjo was just so perfect! It looked and sounded fantastic! It was
Margaret Daykin- Planning Producer Fox 8 News in the Morning" WJW Television
"In a world where many are reluctant to share the spotlight,
Charlie Mosbrook has gone out of his way to let others take center
Dan Polletta- Ideastream WCPN
"It is obvious that your charismatic personality and talent has impressed my panel as well as our student body."
Cassie Pacer- John Carroll University Student Union Programming Board, Major Events Coordinator
"Charlie's voice has something really special"
Martha Woodruff- Director of Education, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
"You've got such a strong presence and I really like your voice (meaning not just your singing voice but what you have to say)."
Sue Fink- Folk Alliance Region Midwest
" Charlie's music speaks for itself. With all his talent Charlie, has a
humility, and a quiet clarity that is so refreshing in this world. "
Mary Shapiro- Sounds of Hope Concerts, Washington DC