Louise Mosrie grew up in McEwen, TN on a cattle farm – riding horses and writing poetry. She began writing songs after college while working in TV/radio in Knoxville. She moved back to the Nashville area in 2004 and began co-writing with country, bluegrass, and folk artists and writers. Louise had a major creative breakthrough in 2007 when she had a fortuitous co-writing session with famed Americana producer and writer, Ray Kennedy (Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams). They wrote the song for a documentary film by IU professor, Ron Osgood, called “My Vietnam, Your Iraq” which was broadcast on PBS stations nationwide.
Louise has won top awards in songwriting at Kerrville Folk Festival, Wildflower! Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Her first album debuted at #1 on the Folk DJ chart in January 2010 and #11 for the year. She played at The Bluebird Café in Nashville, Club Passim in Boston and The Birchmere in Washington DC. On her latest album, Lay It Down, she collaborated with folk-rock songwriter/producer, Cliff Eberhardt, who envisioned minimalist arrangements and restrained production.
“Louise Mosrie may well be the brightest young folk-oriented artist to emerge from Nashville in many a year.”– Rich Warren, WFMT-FM, The Midnight Special, Chicago