To help call attention to his upcoming benefit concert for the Nature Conservancy, guitarist Todd Mosby is offering a free .mp3 download of a track from his upcoming CD. "Missouri Folk Song" was written by Mosby as part of a group of songs intended to evoke the feeling of rural Missouri and the Ozark region, and he'll perform those tunes at the benefit show at Lucas School House on Saturday, July 12.
In the meantime, you can get a preview of the show and/or the CD by downloading a free copy of "Missouri Folk Song" here. In his bio, Mosby cites a number of varied musical influences, ranging from Miles Davis to master Indian musician Imrat Khan; I'd add that jazz fans who enjoy the Pat Metheny Group and/or Bill Frisell's Americana material also may find Mosby's work to be of interest.
You can hear him discuss the "Concert for Conservation" in an interview on the radio program "Cityscape," which will air on KWMU (90.7 FM) at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 4. (If you can't listen in live, "Cityscape" also is available from the KWMU site as a download/podcast.)
Also, Mosby and representatives of the Nature Conservancy will be on KDHX (88.1 FM) on Tuesday, July 8, with the Conservancy's folks featured on the station's environmental-issues talk show "Earthworms" at 7:00 p.m. that night, followed by a performance by the guitarist and his band on the "Stumble In The Dark" program at 8:00 p.m.
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