Idaho Live presents an album release show for Brooklyn-based Bret Mosley at The Visual Arts Collective on Thursday, Nov 21st, 2013.
Doors open at 7:00 pm. Show starts at 8:00 pm.
$7 cover at the door.
General Admission. 21+. Full bar.
The Visual Arts Collective is located at 3638 Osage St in Garden City (Boise), ID.

What if a one-man Motown band met O Brother, Where Art Thou? …and they hit the road…a lot.

“Brooklyn-based singer/guitarist Bret Mosley ripped up his slide guitar, and with Picard’s help on the drums, delivered a cutting set with a bluesy, snarly, lowdown sound. His bare feet matched the raw power of his persona and voice, making you want to simultaneously dance and cry.” – Charleston City Paper

“one of greatest songwriters I’ve met in a long time.” – Jerry Joseph

“I first picked up my father’s Stella Harmony 6-string when I was six,” says Bret Mosley. “A few years later—a good while before turntables became musical instruments—I turned a Chet Atkins record by hand to learn Yakety Axe note-by-note. I still have the guitar, even though some dear soul at UPS drove a forklift through it several years ago…the culmination to an extremely uphill stint in L.A. It was that experience, though, that helped wring out my first song, ‘Lord, Girl’…I still need to record that one.”

Bret Mosley’s critically-acclaimed debut album Light & Blood was released in Dec ’07 on Woodstock MusicWorks, and hailed as “a heart-felt masterpiece” by NeuFutur Magazine. The album’s thirteen tracks were recorded over a two-day span in March ’07 by Pete Caigan (Bad Brains, Tony Levin) at Flymax Studio in Woodstock, NY. The record was mixed by Grammy-nominated engineer Roman Klun (Sarah McLachlan, Joan Osborne, Spin Doctors). Every track was performed live with no overdubs or punch-ins.

The result is at once lean and lush…a smoldering confessional work…soulful Americana laced with a driving groove. Light & Blood’s SRO release party at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock was listed in the Top 5 Live Shows of 2007 by New York’s Times-Record—just behind Jack Ingram, Ted Nugent, Queen Latifah and Bob Dylan.
Genre-dodger Bret Mosley follows up his critically-acclaimed debut Light & Blood with a soulful, intense, intimate roots offering…something like Motown meets O Brother, Where Art Thou? X-ING showcases Mosley’s power & intensity as an interpreter of song as well as the penchant for emotional and spiritual depth found in his own folk-meets-funk/roots Americana-meets-soul compositions.

In the age of mp3 single track downloads, X-ING was put together with particular attention given to album flow…owing much to the guidance of Executive Producer, Boise’s own Joy Hart.

Produced between tours 2011-2013 in Charleston, SC at Awendaw Green and Plowground Productions, the effort features four re-imagined covers and two originals. The record was mixed and mastered at Innsbruck Studios in NYC by Roman Klun (Sarah McLachlan, Joan Osborne, Spin Doctors).

The songs are stripped down to Mosley’s “one-man power duo” instrumentation: dobro, stompboard and vocals. Known for his unlikely “uncovers” such as Bowie’s “Modern Love” and Prince’s “I Would Die 4 U”, Mosley also weighs in with strong originals “Lawrence, KS” (recorded unplugged with one mic in one take) and “Hope” – a spirited, sanguine ode born of gratitude toward fans, friends and family.

Mosley has toured tirelessly coast-to-coast (200+ dates/year) since his 2007 debut. Regional tours in the South and Rockies will round out his 2013, in addition to commencing his next studio endeavor in October…at Quarter After Blue studios in Tupelo, MS.

X-ING is the maiden release of Mosley’s own label, Out Of The Park Records.


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