"…as if Van Morrison had come from a sharecroppers’ farm." - AMERICANA UK
"...breaks out roots and Americana with a pop singer-songwriter flair." - TIMEOUT, NEW YORK
"…extraordinary sense of rhythm and a razor-sharp tongue." - POPMATTERS
"...he has a Milky Way with words." - BRONWEN EXTER
“My music career is the culmination of a fairly common path,” jokes Texas-born, NYC-native BRET MOSLEY, “before making that first record, I did the usual things: ranch hand, linebacker, fur trapper, ballet dancer, stockbroker, actor, computer programmer, Pilates instructor & art handler.”
Perhaps the diverse journey from small desert town to New York City’s indie music scene—attending 28 schools, and living at over 80 addresses along the way—could explain Mosley having a sound which reviewer Aarik Danielson described as, “no more country than R&B, no more folk than rock.”
Nomadic beginnings also prepared Mosley for years of constant touring after the release of his debut album, Light & Blood—which NeuFutur Magazine commended as “a heart-felt masterpiece”. The veteran road warrior has more than 2000 headlining dates under his belt, and has opened for notable international artists Trombone Shorty, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, George Porter, Jr., Jackie Greene, Kaki King, and The Blind Boys of Alabama, among others.
He has followed up Light & Blood with two studio releases: Charge, in collaboration with indie/jam rocker Jerry Joseph—and his self-released EP, X-ING. Mosley is currently producing a new solo album recorded in Tupelo, Mississippi.
Since immigrating to Australia in 2014, Mosley has shared the stage with prominent Aussie artists Ian Moss, The Pierce Brothers, Tex Perkins, Kallidad, Minnie Marks, Morgan Bain, The Hussy Hicks, Blue Shaddy, et al. Now building touring momentum down under, Mosley has been a standout at the Nukara Music Festival, and played to capacity crowds at the 2016 Blues at Bridgetown Festival.
"…roots folk rock at its best...quietly stunning in its seemingly simple beauty..." - ACED MAGAZINE
"...in the desert somewhere between Son House and Leonard Cohen." - WAMC 90.3FM
"...combines every facet of Americana music to form rogue stories in song." - STEAMBOAT TODAY
Bret Mosley’s tracks