Louise grew up on a farm in middle TN with English parents; is a late bloomer; writes lots of Americana-folk songs and tells the stories behind them.
Compared to Nanci Griffith, Emmy Lou Harris and Alison Krauss, she’s opened shows for America, Joe Ely, Jonatha Brooke, Allison Moorer, Greg Trooper, Malcomb Holcombe, Mindy Smith and Cliff Eberhardt.
A Louise Mosrie Coombe show is warm, intimate, funny and thought-provoking…she weaves together narratives between songs peppered with humorous personal stories and historical anecdotes with her unique Southern POV.
The first thing most people remark on is her voice. Louise is a classically trained singer with a big pop voice (and a touch of twang) and an award-winning songwriter. Audiences also love her stories behind the songs and honest polished delivery.
She has won top honors at songwriting contests around the country including Kerrville (TX) New Folk (2x winner – the only one!), Telluride Bluegrass Festival (CO), Rocky Mountain Folks Fest (CO), Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (NY) and SolarFest (VT).
Louise’s historical songs have been used in two documentaries broadcast on PBS. She has played at esteemed venues such as The Bluebird Café in Nashville, The Birchmere in D.C., Club Passim in Boston, XM/Sirius in D.C., 30A Songwriter Festival (FL) and Caffe Lena in Saratoga, NY.
“Louise Mosrie may well be the brightest young folk-oriented artist to emerge from Nashville in many a year.” – Rich Warren, WFMT-FM Chicago
“Mosrie’s compositions are thoughtful, refined creations.” – Maverick Magazine
“...this Nashville-based singer/songwriter blew us away with her in-store performance. Like listening to Patty Griffin and Susan Tedeschi at the same time. Highlight of the 30A Songwriter Festival.” – Central Square Records, Seaside, FL
"...You have a special talent for crafting words into expressive songs. You re-charged our batteries Saturday. You know just how to highlight historical events, pay homage to the struggles of ordinary folks and to uplift us with your lyrics. When I first saw you perform, I said to myself - this Louise Mosrie sure can sing AND she knows how to write. Your audience Saturday expressed to me very similar thoughts and positive vibes after hearing you sing. For me, that was re-affirming." - Rich McN. House Concert Host, NY