Light & Blood

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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
Texas-born, Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Bret Mosley makes his debut with the solid roots rock Americana of Light & Blood. Recorded live in the studio in Woodstock, NY, this is a near-solo album with only occasional bass, electric guitar, and pedal steel accents, plus several songs' worth of harmonica accompanying Mosley's vocals, Dobro, and stompboard. Mosley has a nicely understated voice, and doesn't overplay the gruffness that gives his vocals their character. Similarly, he's an admirably non-flashy guitarist, even though he's working in a style that has made many lesser musicians attempt to channel their inner Taj Mahal; in this austere context, the Mark ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
Texas-born, Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Bret Mosley makes his debut with the solid roots rock Americana of Light & Blood. Recorded live in the studio in Woodstock, NY, this is a near-solo album with only occasional bass, electric guitar, and pedal steel accents, plus several songs' worth of harmonica accompanying Mosley's vocals, Dobro, and stompboard. Mosley has a nicely understated voice, and doesn't overplay the gruffness that gives his vocals their character. Similarly, he's an admirably non-flashy guitarist, even though he's working in a style that has made many lesser musicians attempt to channel their inner Taj Mahal; in this austere context, the Mark Knopfler-like electric guitar figures that decorate Mosley's groove-oriented rhythm playing on "Run It Again" sound so superfluous as to verge on actively irritating. The drawback of this lack of ornamentation is that over the course of ten fairly lengthy songs, it becomes clear that Mosley is a talented but somewhat limited singer/songwriter whose songs tend to sound rather alike. In smaller doses, however, Light & Blood is a promising if not entirely successful debut.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/20/2007
  • Label: Cd Baby
  • UPC: 837101433860
  • Catalog Number: 5637233890
  • Sales rank: 397,228

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Well and Good (3:00)
  2. 2 Preachin' Blues (5:09)
  3. 3 Raindrop (3:14)
  4. 4 Too (3:24)
  5. 5 Leavin' Here (5:34)
  6. 6 Water Girl (3:47)
  7. 7 Run It Again (4:52)
  8. 8 Barnfire (4:56)
  9. 9 Deliver Me (2:24)
  10. 10 Step Up (5:06)
  11. 11 Supermartyr (3:34)
  12. 12 Climbing the Floor (3:47)
  13. 13 Amazing Grace (2:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bret Mosley Primary Artist, Dobro, Vocals, Stomp Board
Chris Zaloom Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Guest Appearance
Jason Novak Harmonica, Guest Appearance
Johnny "Arkansas" Luther Bass, Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Son House Composer
Fred Kevorkian Mastering
John Newton Composer
Traditional Composer
Pete Caigan Engineer
Trevor Exter Composer
Bret Mosley Composer, Producer, Artwork
Chase Pierson Producer
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