Sunday, August 23, 2015

Charlie Mosbrook - 150823 - Music Manumit Podcast

Charlie Mosbrook

In this episode:
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

unitarian churches


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

Cassette releases


A fair amount of plays on Jamendo, but you abandoned the platform after you 2008 release. Why?

locked out.

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: 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)