SHOW OF THE WEEK: Louise Mosrie at the Pumphouse
Mosrie is a singer-songwriter from Nashville, whose latest CD “Lay It Down” was released last October. Her previous CD, “Home,” reached #1 on the Folk DJ charts in 2010. Rich Warren, DJ host of “The Midnight Special” said "Louise Mosrie may well be the brightest young folk-oriented artist to emerge from Nashville in many a year.” More concert details are available on the Facebook Event Page.
Mosrie grew up in a small town just outside of Nashville, TN on a farm with British parents and several siblings - riding horses, writing poetry and singing along with the radio. After college in Knoxville, she "borrowed" her brother's Sears guitar, bought a simple chord book and started writing songs.
Fast forward a few years, and after a move back to Nashville and some deep soul-searching, Mosrie began writing songs about the South which was what she knew and where she grew up. With the songs from her first CD, Louise entered some song contests connected to festivals and ended up winning top awards at Kerrville Folk Festival, Wildflower! Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.
Locally, Mosrie is performing at The Broad Art Museum’s inaugural Acoustic Lunch Concert, this Saturday at 12:00PM in the Museum’s café. This new series, co-produced by The Broad Museum and Pump House Concerts, will feature top national and regional musical talent performing at lunchtime inside the museum. Admission is free.
Mosrie’s appearance at Pump House Concerts is Saturday evening. Doors open at 6:30PM, and the music starts at 7:00PM. Shows at Pump House Concerts are donation based. A $15 donation is requested of all adults attending this show, and 100% of the donations are given to the artist.
The Pump House is a neighborhood-run listening room located in the heart of the Bailey Neighborhood in East Lansing (368 Orchard St.). It is a converted water-pumping facility built by the WPA in the 1930’s. This intimate atmosphere provides a comfortable and involving listening environment; it’s a very special way to listen to music.
Smitty Smith is the co-founder and along with his dog Champ is the host of Pump House Concerts