Singer-songwriter Louise Mosrie is coming to the Oswego Music Hall stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2.
She’s been described as “basically William Faulkner with a guitar” because of her talent for telling vivid stories drawn from the South where she grew up.
Louise Mosrie’s melodies blend elements of Americana, folk and bluegrass in fresh and charming ways, singing with a voice that’s been called “soulful” and “crystal like.”
Her voice “is a lot like Harriet Wheeler’s from the British dream pop group The Sundays, but her music is far more grounded and gutsy … [including] jazz and folk into her catchy sound” — Monica Arrington, Southeast Performer Magazine.
Nashville-based Mosrie plays some 60 performances a year around the country and has placed in many contests at venues such as the Telluride Bluegrass Troubadour Festival, the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, and Kerrville Folks Festival.
When her CD “Home” was released three years ago, the title song as well as the album went to No. 1 on the Folk DJ charts. Mosrie is appreciated for her eclectic, expressive sound as her glowing voice becomes entangled intimately with her acoustic guitar.
She began writing pop/folk songs in her early 20s while living in Knoxville, Tenn. after college. She produced two independent albums before moving to Nashville almost 10 years ago to work on her songs and compositions.
There she connected with the Americana and bluegrass side of that music hub, playing the rounds and writing with artists like Donna Ulisse and Rick Stanley, Diana Jones and producer Ray Kennedy. The images and melodies that have emerged in Mosrie’s songs come, ironically, from the southern culture that she had dismissed earlier.
Influenced by artists like Nanci Griffith, Alison Krauss and Lucinda Williams, her songs tell stories of joy, struggle, love and heartbreak through vivid characters and gothic scenes of southern life.
Listen to Louise Mosrie’s music at louisemosrie.com and check out some of her posted music reviews. Then come to sit back and enjoy her special music and ambiance at Oswego’s Music Hall on Nov. 2.
The venue is the McCrobie Civic Center, 41 Lake St., Oswego. Tickets can be purchased online at oswegomusichall.org or at the river’s end bookstore, 19 W. Bridge St., Oswego.
Holders of tickets purchased before 1 p.m. on the day of the concert will have preferred seating. After 1 p.m., seating will be general admission.