Bret Mosley

Bret Mosley (USA)

Sunday 5th February 3:30-6:30pm. Free entry

BRET MOSLEY smiles off to the side, "I first picked up my father's Stella Harmony guitar when I was six. 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."

Rarely could an artist be said to transcend, yet include, the most raw and real elements of hill country blues, roots rock, folk, soul and rap. Nevertheless-with bone-deep authenticity-that's exactly what Bret Mosley does, wrestling deftly with longing, belonging, and world-weariness...on the way home to hope & grace.

He has opened internationally for George Porter, Jr., Trombone Shorty, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, the Subdudes, Patterson Hood, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Jackie Greene, Good Enough For Good Times, Junior Brown, Donavon Frankenreiter, Big Brother & The Holding Company, Kaki King, Kelly Joe Phelps, et al.

Living in Perth since late 2014, Bret is building touring momentum in Australia-having shared the stage recently with Ian Moss, Morgan Bain, Minnie Marks, The Pierce Brothers, Kalidad, The Hussy Hicks, Blue Shaddy, Tex Perkins and John Meyer.