This week we’re pleased to introduce you to The Mosleys, our new featured artist this week in episode #175 of the Catholic Playlist. Hailing from Florida where they’re music ministers at their home parish, the married songwriting duo of Rachel and Stephen Mosley have managed to nurture their budding music careers while also nurturing their 5 young children.
It all started for them after winning an open mic competition at Zac Brown’s Southern Grounds in Senoia, Georgia. With their studio time prize they recorded their first EP, Beneath the Trees and Stars, in 2015 at Zac Brown’s Crow’s Nest Studio in Atlanta. Since then they’ve been busy playing festivals and stages, sharing the stage with such talent as Liz Longley, Harpeth Rising, and Air Supply, and many others.
Their first full length album titled “Ordinary Time” was released in June 2017 following a successful PledgeMusic campaign. Produced by Phil Madeira and Jimmy Abegg (one of Rich Mullins’ ragamuffins by the way), the album is a slice of Americana folk that fans of the genre will enjoy right away.
And while their music isn’t expressly Catholic or religious in the sense of Christian music, it is certainly informed by their Catholic worldview and contains many themes that resonate with what it means to live the Christian life (You can say the same thing about Marie Miller’s latest album “Letterbox”).
To learn more about The Mosleys, check out their website – www.themosleysmusic.com. And don’t miss reading their blog too, which offers a poignant and sometimes hilarious look into the life of a traveling musical family.