CD Review - Charlie Mosbrook -
Something To Believe:
"There’s a familiar comfortable feeling that comes over you when you
listen to the music of Charlie Mosbrook.
The guy has a rich, worldly voice that
sounds like it was broken in slowly, like a well-loved instrument."
"Up Among The Stars" Featured song on
No Depression March 4, 2014
- Midnight Special WFMT Chicago
- Something To
Believe chosen as the CD of the week for May 25, 2013 by Rich Warren
for the Midnight Special on Chicago's WFMT.
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Cd Review- Something To Believe :"Upon
hearing “Something to Believe” by singer-songwriter Charlie Mosbrook, I
was struck by the confident yet melodic sound of his singing voice.
That voice reminds me of similarly masculine folk voices of the past,
such as Kris Kristofferson, Jim Croce and Gordon Lightfoot."
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Charlie Mosbrook, longtime musician, to visit Topeka for Last Minute
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Mosbrook is a staple of not just the Cleveland folk scene, but of the
entire music community.
Not only has Charlie taken his music all over the country,
appeared in national publications and taught workshops, but he’s hosted
open mics for as long as I can remember,
and Beyond CD
of the Month
The traditional folk music and instrumentation in Something to Believe
provides the ear with a fresh and uplifting experience."
9/01/2014 Benefit for Roots of American Music
1/1/13 Charlie Mosbrook's open-mic nights
showcase Heights talent -by Jim Henke:
the music on the album “celebrates Charlie Mosbrook’s unwavering
determination to overcome adversity.”
- At Thursday
evening's show, the very soft-spoken musician held those two-dozen men,
women, and children entranced as he played song after beautiful
song.... it was evident that there had been a majorly cosmic connection
between Mosbrook and us."
Northeast Ohio Music News and Review
"A Time Long Gone is an excellent
album, finely conceived and gorgeously sung.
The more I played it, the more I
enjoyed it. I have to warn you, there are some tearjerkers here, and
songs that will stick with you long beyond the playing.
Mosbrook shows himself, once again, to
be a remarkable songwriter."
Saturday, March 14, 2015
"The musicianship and singing on the
album is uniformly excellent, the various folks helping Mosbrook doing
a fine job all around.
I hope that he gets around to making
ten more albums, if they display this level of quality." Something To
Believe- Review Friday, November 15, 2013
This Year's Folk Alliance
International Conference Featured Several Cleveland Artists - Posted By
Michael Sangiacomo on Mon, Jan 27, 2020
Local Musician Charlie Mosbrook
Finds Himself in the Middle of a Song-Streaming Ripoff - Posted
By Afi Scruggs on Tue, Jan 21, 2020
Scene magazine April 24, 2017: His
album opens with a restrained rendition of the Lead Belly tune "Sylvie"
that features Mosbrook harmonizing with guest singer Kate Kooser.
It's a terrific collection of
Scene Magazine Something
To Believe CD Review
a testament to his talent that Mosbrook, a veteran on the local
folk-rock scene who became a quadriplegic in 2010, sounds this inspired"
Best of Cleveland
Mosbrook has been making records for 20 years, a series of albums that
spotlight his warm, tender vocals and soft acoustic guitar strums.
It's grown-up music from a guy who isn't afraid to open his heart.".. Link Regional
Beat: Zach Friedoff- Provenance CD review:
"There's not a bad song in the bunch. Zach and Charlie Mosbrook
harmonize nicely on the opening tune "More to Learn"
6/15/2020 Social Justice Champion &
Folksinger Charlie Mosbrook Hosts Charlie’s Open Mic
11/19/2019 Folksinger Charlie Mosbrook Brings New
Album of Topical Songs to Tremont Sanctuary Benefit
10/23/1018 Folksinger Charlie Mosbrook &
Friends Liven Up a Tuesday Evening at the Grog Shop
2/6/2018 Folksinger Charlie Mosbrook Celebrates
His 50th Birthday with Friends at Nighttown
4/24/2017 Folk Musician Charlie Mosbrook Pays
Tribute to his Influences on New CD
11/ 10/ 2015Local Acoustic Musicians Charlie Mosbrook & Brian Henke
10/16/15 Mosbrook Plays house concert
1/30/2015 Cleveland Folkie @CharlieMosbrook Debuts New Album at the
He’s been touring more than ever, he was recently elected president of
the newly revived local acoustic music nonprofit Folknet, and now he’s
putting out a new album, a follow-up to 2013’s Something to Believe.
3/23/2014 Local Singer/Songwriters Honor Pete Seeger at Nighttown
3/17/2013 "Something To Believe" CD review
Something to Believe, with contributions from an array of talented area
Why he’s built those relationships and that respect is showcased in the
well-written tunes and in Mosbrook’s unaffected and affecting
performances of them.
2/06/2013 Charlie Mosbrook Debuts New CD "
"demonstrating the respect he’s earned and the appeal of his modest yet
1/272011 Coverage: The Songs of Charlie Mosbrook
- July 2004 CD Review- Nothing
Mosbrook has hosted open mics and performed his soft-spoken acoustic
music with local acts for the past 16 years. Over that time, he's
recorded five albums and has had the opportunity to perform with the
likes of Jewel and Big Head Todd and the Monsters. His latest album,
Nothing is Clear, again features his warm delivery. Songs like Nothing
but You and Loveand Disappointment tell h eartfelt stories and are
backed with quiet acoustic melodies, uplifting songs such as Feed My
Soul and Rearrange the Focus deliver a much-needed dose of energy to
the album. Instrumental songs such as The Walk Home and Message are
8/30/2011 "In a world where many
are reluctant to share the spotlight, Charlie Mosbrook has gone out of
his way to let others take center stage" -Dan Polletta WCPN
1/8/2021 Applause Performances: Kevin Richards
and Charlie Mosbrook
2/18/2018 Folk Alliance, a weekend of music from
around the world
2/7/2018 Charlie Mosbrook put songwriting
and singing center stage
8/9/11 Musician Charlie
Mosbrook turns spinal injury into sweet music
8/9/2011 Charlie Mosbrook, Cleveland folk singer, at
open mic night - Video
- A neighborhood with something for everyone | cleveland.com
- 1/21/2011 Charlie Mosbrook
covered by a cavalcade of local talents on a new CD
2/9/11 Folk singer Charlie Mosbrook,
marks 45th birthday with release of new CD - "Something to Believe” a
12-song compilation he self-produced at his home is the best work he
has ever done.
- South CarolinaMusic Guide
Charlie Mosbrook Through The Carolinas-
Almost taken for granted in his
hometown, it wasn’t until a degenerative spinal condition left him
partially paralyzed in 2010 that the critics started giving him his
- Heavy Feather Review
3/5/2013 Something to Believe: An
Interview with Charlie Mosbrook: "he’s also been releasing the
best music of his life.
Something to Believe distills what’s
best about Charlie’s songwriting even as it incorporates new influences
from traditional American folk music."
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