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RELEASEd: October 29, 2013

X-ING

Genre-dodger Bret Mosley follows up his critically-acclaimed debut Light & Blood with a soulful, funky, bluesy roots offering…something like Motown meets O Brother, Where Art Thou? X-ING (“crossing”) showcases his power & intensity as an interpreter of song as well as the penchant for emotional and spiritual depth found in his own folk-meets-funk/roots Americana-meets-soul compositions.

In the age of mp3 single-track downloads, X-ING was put together with particular attention given to album flow. Produced between tours 2011-2013 in Charleston, SC at Awendaw Green and Plowground Productions, the effort features four re-imagined covers and two originals. The record was mixed and mastered at Innsbruck Studios in NYC by Roman Klun (Sarah McLachlan, Joan Osborne, Spin Doctors).

The songs are stripped down to Mosley’s “one-man power duo” instrumentation: dobro, stompboard, and vocals. Known for his unlikely “uncovers” such as Bowie’s “Modern Love” and Prince’s “I Would Die 4 U”, Mosley also weighs in with strong originals “Lawrence, KS” (recorded unplugged with one mic in one take) and “Hope” – a spirited, sanguine ode born of gratitude toward fans, friends, and family.