Bret Mosley
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Will you ever cut your hair?


Bret Mosley responded on 10/31/2011
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Knowing me, if some big change or emotional event goes down, I'll pierce or shave or ink something. I'd like to do a mohawk one day.

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How many Dobro's do you own and do you have a favorite?


Bret Mosley responded on 10/31/2011
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! have two...my first one is a '65 pre-Gibson round neck that I modified to play on my lap...to the detriment of the guitar. It's now being restored to be played regularly. I got it in Austin 10 years ago at SXSW. Then I got an incredible deal on a Regal square neck last year in Jackson, MS. I can't continue to beat up the old one the way I did...I guess that makes it the favorite.

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When will you bring your unique style of music to the Caribbean (hint, hint)?


Bret Mosley responded on 10/31/2011
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Can't wait! As soon as possible!!! I'm thinking St. Thomas for starters...

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Do you prefer to perform in a group or alone? If in a group, who do you love to play with?


Bret Mosley responded on 10/11/2011
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Solo is most familiar & probably what I'm best at right now. But I love getting the chance to be onstage with others, and I'd like to do more of that going forward. Danielle Howle got up w/me in Charleston recently...changed my life. At the Blackswoods Music Festival last month, Kenny Liner & I debuted our duo project. Got to sit in with Mookie Siegel & Chris Jacobs, and The Jackmormons, too...an absolute joy & a privilege.
For my next Rockies tour (Jan. '12), I'll be joined by an extraordinary drummer - Zechariah Lloyd Tillotson from Oxford, MS. There have been times onstage with him when I was crying tears of joy song after song. He's incomparable in terms of the passion & musicality he brings to what I do.
Then there's my first drummer, Craig Santiago - in Woodstock. We hope to work together again soon. He's a genius, a master & utterly unique in his style & groove.
I also love playing with drummer Brad Gunyon in Brooklyn. He is so exciting & punctuates things in a spectacular way.

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If you had to name a favorite Texan ( beside your family) whose name rhymed with "Saul Vox" would you chose A) Call (Woodrow.F) Pox. B) Tall Jox. .... or. C) Paul Fox ?


Bret Mosley responded on 10/11/2011
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Even if I didn't HAVE to, I'd choose "C)" every time. And Happy Anniversary!!!!!

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Any chance we will see you in Hattiesburg, MS soon?


Bret Mosley responded on 10/11/2011
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My team is working on a possible 11/19 date there. I also have a connection with T-Bones Records & hope to do an in-store when I come to town. Hope to see you there!

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Of all the songs you perform, which is your favorite?


Bret Mosley responded on 10/11/2011
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It's usually whatever song I've written most recently. That is the case right now with a song I wrote in Denver last month entitled "Calling Out". It's slow, it's in 6/8...unlike anything I've written before. That said, I have so many beautiful memories of playing my version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" as an encore. My newest song feels like my own "Hallelujah"...my own "Blood of Eden". Thank you for that question!

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What's your guilty pleasure?


Bret Mosley responded on 10/11/2011
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Driving an F-250 Super Duty V-10 Triton through NYC.

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Have you busted out that pretty new song yet?


Bret Mosley responded on 10/11/2011
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Yep. I was the first act at Blackswoods Music Festival in PA a few weeks ago & I closed my set with the song (Calling Out). A couple walked up to me right after I finished - the fella said, "Bret, we just want you to know that we got engaged during that song." Pretty wonderful feeling. I hung out with them quite a bit over the course of the weekend.

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How long til you succumb to the overwhelming demand and relocate to the Colorado?


Bret Mosley responded on 10/11/2011
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The sooner the better! I'd move there today for Love, tomorrow for Money. As soon as I get regularly busy in the Northwest it will only make sense to be there...then it will be in the center of everything I'm doing. I'll be back in the Rockies for all of January and all of March. The January tour will be with my drummer Zac Tillotson, from Oxford Mississippi. Not to be missed!