Louise Mosrie | Lay It Down

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Lay It Down

by Louise Mosrie

Soulful Southern Folk
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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  Song Share Time Download
1. I'll Take You In
3:24 album only
2. Singing My Heart Out
2:53 album only
3. Lay It Down
3:25 album only
4. Leave Your Gun
4:04 album only
5. Wish
2:32 album only
6. Baker Hotel 1929
3:53 album only
7. Daffodils
2:49 album only
8. When Cotton Was King
2:59 album only
9. Holding My Breath
3:08 album only
10. Land of the Living
3:01 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Louise grew up in the small town just outside of Nashville, TN on a farm with British parents and several siblings - riding horses, writing poetry and singing with the radio. After college in Knoxville, she "borrowed" her brother's Sears guitar, bought a simple chord book and started writing songs. The early material was mostly acoustic pop as she tried to channel her English roots while listening to Everything But the Girl and The Sundays.

Fast forward a few years, a move back to Nashville and some deep soul searching, Louise began writing songs about the South – what she knew and where she grew up. In 2008, she began working on a new album eventually to be called “Home” because she’d come full circle in her “voice” as a writer. The album was a mix of bluegrass, country and folk and as she weaved in lush stories and songs about southern life, she was even introduced by Rich Warren of WFMT-FM in Chicago as “…William Faulkner with a guitar”. With those songs, she 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. “Home” debuted at #1 on the Folk DJ charts in January 2010 and went on to be one of the most played albums that year for that chart.

Buoyed by a couple thousand earnest fans, she began touring all over the Eastern seaboard, the South and Texas. Audience members would tell her that they enjoyed the stories between the songs as much as the songs and her strong expressive voice was described as “…like listening to Patty Griffin and Susan Tedeschi at the same time.” She’s played at The Bluebird Café in Nashville, Club Passim in Boston, Caffé Lena in NY and was just recently invited to play at The Birchmere in Washington DC.

In 2012, her 15-year marriage ended and her mother was diagnosed with brain cancer and died 6 months later. Out of those dark days came some new songs that would eventually be recorded on her newest release “Lay It Down”: 10 songs of love, loss and surrender. On “Lay It Down”, she collaborated with folk-rock songwriter/producer, Cliff Eberhardt, who envisioned that minimalist arrangements and restrained production would allow the emotional songs and Louise’s voice a stark relief to rest and shine in.

"...a rare work of sweet-sounding art" - Steve Wildsmith, The Daily Times, Maryville, TN

“The songwriting is really strong, the production is great and your voice quite beautiful. The more important thing to me, though, is that the songs are truly convincing.” – Lauryn Shapter, KRUU-FM

“Excellent, great songs and your singing is really good and soulful.” – Lloyd Maines, Grammy award-winning producer, musician and songwriter



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Patty Stevenson

Great CD!
Louise, up close and personal....like she’s singing right from her heart to yours. Whether she’s singing about love or heart break, The Baker Hotel or the Civil War, or just giving us a way thru hard times, her amazing voice soars, her words cut right to the truth. This CD features Louise's outstanding voice, great songwriting and guitar sprinkled with a few tasty backgrounds. Stand out songs for me include Land of the Living, Singing My Heart Out, Lay it Down, and Leave Your Gun, but all take turns as favorites depending on my mood. Honestly, you need both of Louise's CD's....one is perfect for the road (Home) and the other for quieter days.