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We talk with singer/songwriter Charlie Mosbrook
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Here are the notes from the interview.
Voted Cleveland's Best Singer Songwriter by Scene Magazine 2011
lots of travel for music
house concerts, concert series
Cleveland not a busking town
subways have great acoustics
busking is a free conservatory
open mic on the corner when it wasn’t a thing every place did
there was a band
session musicians mostly now, but in 90s had 4-5 person group
these days mainstream not as important to independent musicians
recent albums all acoustic. no loops or programmed drums now
what do you travel with?
the guy that biked in Europe: circus-marcus-150308-music-manumit
Sean Lennon and others...
Tom tells the story of Mike the singing Irishman
Danny Boy and another song
A fair amount of plays on Jamendo, but you abandoned the platform after you 2008 release. Why?
he was heavily into it.
rhythmbox did have a Jamendo plugin
download versus CD?
Charlie says people are mostly streaming, so it’s a good idea to stream!
Who are some people you think we should try to get on the show (aka, who are the important people in Creative Commons music today)?
met Reznor in Chicago!
hard to make music with quadrophonic pschyo babble going on
Is there anything else you would like to say/tell us about?
Closing track: https://www.jamendo.com/en/track/225620/spread-my-wings CC BY-NC-SA
recently brought it back into live show
open G tuning...that tuning works well on the mountain dulcimer
it’s about opening yourself to the universe
last verse is about the darkness of life (war specifically)