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-Quotes-

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

“…as if Van Morrison had come from a sharecroppers’ farm.” – Paul Kerr, AMERICANA UK

“…Chris Whitley meets Marvin Gaye…” – Dave Bias, THISDESIGNSTUDIO.COM

“…extraordinary sense of rhythm and a razor-sharp tongue…” – Aarik Danielsen, POPMATTERS

“…roots folk rock at its best…quietly stunning in its seemingly simple beauty…” – Kenya Jones, ACED MAGAZINE

“…’Light & Blood’ is a heartfelt masterpiece.” – NEUFUTUR MAGAZINE

“…breaks out roots and Americana with a pop singer-songwriter flair.” – TIMEOUT, NY

“…combines every facet of Americana music to form rogue stories in song.” – STEAMBOAT TODAY

“…dead-center between Hank Williams and The Ohio Players.” – ALLOY RADIO

“…the most unusually effective style of Dobro playing I’ve ever seen.” – John Pfeiffer, THE AQUARIAN

“The blues is one of those genres that can easily become a paint-by-numbers kind of game…Mosley takes the paintbrush and breaks it in two, creating something with the jagged edges that’s more authentically blues than most of what passes for the real thing these days…a dangerous, haunting tonal quality that brings to mind the late Chris Whitley…” – Kevin Oliver – POST AND COURIER, FREE TIMES

“…in the desert somewhere between Son House and Leonard Cohen.” – Micheal Eck, PERFORMANCE PLACE, WAMC 90.3FM 

“…Lots of passion. Lots of faith. Great stuff.”- 100.1 WDST RADIO WOODSTOCK

“Talent to burn, heart like the sun.” – Christy Williams, KZMU.ORG

“…it’s just really raw….it’s REAL. There’s just no other way for me to explain it…it’s just REAL F*@(ING MUSIC” – Sean White, NEFARIOUS BOVINE RADIO

“…he has a Milky Way with words.” – Bronwen Exter

“…a world-class act…the best live music I’ve heard in 20 years.” – Andrew Hickinbotham, HICKINBOTHAM OF DROMANA

“…As if he was sent to summon a message to the people…with a fiery, authentic performance that has since impacted my perceptions of what a live show should be…Bret’s performance reminded me that it’s the music and enthusiasm of the people playing that keep me coming back for more.” – Kyle Cannon, THE MUSIC INITIATIVE

“…hardworking, ass-kicking artists like Mosley…deserve the kind of audiences pre-fab products posing as musicians garner.” – Robin Rothman, TIMES-HERALD RECORD


-About-

Bio (full-length)

My music career is the culmination of a fairly common path”, jokes Texas-born, NYC-made 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.

An extraordinarily itinerant journey from a small desert town in Texas to New York’s indie music scene informs Mosley’s sound, which PopMatters described as, “…no more country than R&B, no more folk than rock.”

A singular artist who blends Americana, blues, and soulful folk into a uniquely potent sound that is introspective, raw, and emotional, Mosley’s stirring vocals, intricate lap slide guitar work, and stomping groove deliver deeply personal and poetic songwriting that explores the complexities of love, longing, belonging and the crux of the human adventure.

The raw intensity and emotional depth of Mosley’s live performances have a way of connecting with audiences that is at once intimate and transcendent, drawing listeners in with his authenticity and emotional resonance. His shows are known for being cathartic experiences, leaving audiences feeling both balmed and inspired. From intimate coffeehouses & clubs to concert halls & major festivals such as SXSW, Mountain Jam, and Blues at Bridgetown, Mosley has earned a reputation as a true original…and as a must-see act for fans of real, honest music that speaks to the heart.

Nomadic beginnings prepared Mosley for years of constant touring following 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 Cedric Burnside, Trombone Shorty, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, George Porter, Jr., The Blind Boys of Alabama, Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers), Jackie Greene, Donovan Frankenreiter, Junior Brown, Kelly Joe Phelps, and Kaki King, among others.

Following up Light & Blood, Mosley recorded Charge (Chärj), a 2009 EP written in collaboration with Americana singer-songwriter Jerry Joseph and drummer Steve Drizos. His self-released 2013 EP, X-ING was next. He capped off 2022 with a surprise commemorative album release of Lighter & Bloodier: A Celebration of Light & Blood’s 15th Anniversary—comprising 16 tracks, ranging from early demos to previously unreleased studio material. Lighter & Bloodier’s lead single “Gun War”, was co-written with 2022 Mississippi Songwriter of the Year Zechariah Lloyd, and features backing vocals by renowned South Carolina indie artist Danielle Howle.

In July 2023, Mosley released his long-awaited album, Through the Fire. Seven years in the making, the 11-track album chronicles Mosley’s remarkable personal and musical evolution. Drawing inspiration from his harrowing first few years after immigrating from the US to Australia, Mosley’s lyrics resonate with authenticity, delving deep into themes of resilience, triumph, and the transformative power of love. The album weaves together Americana and Alt-Country influences, creating a unique and captivating sound that defies traditional boundaries.

Praise for Through the Fire:

“…’Through The Fire’ is his redemptive tale…showcases Mosley’s ability to convey a great deal of soul within a song…the whole album is quite terrific.”
—Paul Kerr, AMERICANA UK
“…captures…catharsis in all its heartfelt authenticity, channelling the likes of Uncle Tupelo and Will Johnson in its earthy, often stark lyricism, and building towards…searing conviction.”
—Jon Doyle, VARIOUS SMALL FLAMES
“Sensational! …the entire record deserves your attention…a masterpiece…”
—Jeremy Bregman, MESMERIZED

Bret says of the new album, “I am extremely proud of this project. I put, quite literally, thousands of hours into it…writing, arranging, producing, performing, recording, and mixing it on my own—with one exception…the last song on the record features a backing vocal performance by the wonderful Rose Parker (The Velvet Janes) recorded by Erin Devenish at the Ripple Room in Perth.

For a handful of years after arriving in Australia, I was excruciatingly alone—contending with life-threatening abuse & battling to hang on. Isolation became the norm for me…this was years before social distancing became all the rage, mind ya. At a certain point, touring became my only socially connected activity. The rest of my time & energy was about healing from an incomprehensible, debilitating ordeal…and a huge part of that healing process was making this record…overcoming devastating trauma and alienation, only to then find myself in a place of absolute triumph…and to discover the transformative power of finally feeling the loving embrace of Home…in a place I’d never been before.

The reason I make music is to understand where and how I belong, to make sense of things…and to find a space where my heart can fit. I aimed to get it all inside this album. I’m pretty sure I did.”

Now living in Melbourne, Mosley has shared the stage with or supported prominent Aussie artists Ian Moss, Tex Perkins, The Pierce Brothers, Hussy Hicks, Minnie Marks, et al. He is in the planning stages for North American, UK, and Europe tours to support Through the Fire, while currently self-producing multiple solo projects from sessions in New York, Mississippi, and Australia.

Abridged Bios

Bio (250 words)

My music career is the culmination of a fairly common path”, jokes Texas-born, NYC-made 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.

An extraordinarily itinerant journey from a small desert town in Texas to New York’s indie music scene informs Mosley’s sound, which PopMatters described as, “…no more country than R&B, no more folk than rock.”

A singular artist who blends Americana, blues, and soulful folk into a uniquely potent sound that is introspective, raw, and emotional, Mosley’s stirring vocals, intricate lap slide guitar work, and stomping groove deliver deeply personal and poetic songwriting that explores the complexities of love, longing, belonging and the crux of the human adventure.

In July 2023, Mosley released his long-awaited album, Through the Fire. Seven years in the making, the 11-track album chronicles Mosley’s remarkable personal and musical evolution. Drawing inspiration from his harrowing first few years after immigrating from the US to Australia, Mosley’s lyrics resonate with authenticity, delving deep into themes of resilience, triumph, and the transformative power of love.

Bret says of the new album, “I am extremely proud of this project. I put, quite literally, thousands of hours into it…I make music to understand where and how I belong, to make sense of things…and to find a space where my heart can fit. I aimed to get it all inside this album…pretty sure I did.”

Bio (100 words)

An extraordinarily itinerant journey from a small desert town in Texas to New York’s indie music scene informs Mosley’s sound, which PopMatters described as, “…no more country than R&B, no more folk than rock.”

A singular artist who blends Americana, blues, and soulful folk into a uniquely potent sound that is introspective, raw, and emotional, Mosley’s stirring vocals, intricate lap slide guitar work, and stomping groove deliver deeply personal and poetic songwriting that explores the crux of the human adventure.

Mosley’s Through the Fire, released July 2023, chronicles 7 years of transformation, inspired by his harrowing US-Australia immigration experience.

Bio (50 words)

A singular artist who blends Americana, blues, and soulful folk with stirring vocals, intricate lap slide guitar work, and stomping groove…Bret Mosley delivers poetic songwriting that explores the crux of the human adventure—with a sound described by PopMatters as, “…no more country than R&B, no more folk than rock.

Bio (in 1 tweet)

Steadfast purveyor of hope-soaked songs & stories to cradle the hearts and stoke the weathered souls of fellow non-belongers & misinterpretados everywhere—since 1995. Texas-born, New York-forged, Melbourne-abiding. #feeltheloveyall #throughthefire

Bio (in 6 words)

Non-belonging misinterpretados of the world, Unite!

Bio (in emojis)

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NEW ALBUM
THROUGH THE FIRE
OUT NOW
-Promo/Media Assets-

Released:
July 28, 2023 (physical)
September 8, 2023 (digital)

Press quotes:
“…there’s the rough hewn rock’n’soul of Bret Mosley…as he takes his leave of New York and lands down under…’Through The Fire’ is his redemptive tale…showcases Mosley’s ability to convey a great deal of soul within a song…the whole album is quite terrific.”
—Paul Kerr, AMERICANA UK

“…captures…catharsis in all its heartfelt authenticity, channelling the likes of Uncle Tupelo and Will Johnson in its earthy, often stark lyricism, and building towards…searing conviction.”
—Jon Doyle, VARIOUS SMALL FLAMES

“Sensational! …the entire record deserves your attention…a masterpiece…”
—Jeremy Bregman, MESMERIZED

“…brilliant song writing skills and great message…a timeless masterpiece.”
—Barbie Edonia, CHUNEDESK

“…Bret Mosley has released this sublime record…If you do one thing today that departs from your regular slog…BUY THIS RECORD! It’s perfect for driving, dancing around your kitchen, crying/laughing at the unbearable lightness of being and feeling your beautiful, human heart. Feel the love, y’all.
—Nick Keene, THE EGREMONT BARN

“…truly a timeless masterpiece. Listening top to bottom takes me through a wide array of emotions, feelings and appreciation…so grateful for this release. It. Makes. Me. Feel...for me and my journey…personal medicine and therapeutic.”
—Jason W Gallagher (The I vs Babylon)

Album Artwork

Front Cover

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Back Cover

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Album credits

Recorded November 18, 2016—September 28, 2019 at Under a Koi Pond, Fremantle

Mixed at Railway Ave, Melbourne

Mastered by Earle Holder, HDQTRZ Mastering Studios, Atlanta

Artwork/design: Bret

all songs written/arranged/programmed/mixed/produced/performed/recorded* by Bret Mosley
*“What Comes Next”: backing vocals-Rose Parker recorded by Erin Devenish The Ripple Room, Perth

To request links to downloadable wav/flac/mp3 versions of tracks, email press@bretmosley.com

Through the Fire Press Release

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Through the Fire Radio/Festival One-sheet

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-Approved Press Photos-

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Main Promo Image, photo: Allen S. Pyrah

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9:16 Portrait
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16:9 Landscape
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4:3 Landscape
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Additional Approved Promo Images

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photo: Tony Baldwin
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-Music-

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-Admat-

11×17 poster

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A3 poster

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-Contact-

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