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Mid-Ohio Valley native, Anthony Mossburg, is returning home this summer to launch his new album, Crazy. Online pre-sale of the new CD is currently underway, and will continue through the 26th of May, with the official online release date of May 27th. Anthony’s release concert is scheduled to take place in the beautifully renovated Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta, Ohio, on July 15th.
Mossburg was born in Fairmont, WV, grew up in New Matamoras, Ohio, and currently resides in Columbus. After losing his dream of playing professional football following his tenth concussion, Anthony turned to music and taught himself to play guitar. The art of writing and putting the lyrics with a melody became the only thing that made him truly feel alive. When the time came to kick off his latest project, he knew that coming home to release the new music with a big splash was exactly what he wanted to do. Anthony’s roots lie deep in the MOV with family, friends, fans, and countless local shows to his credit.
Bobby Benavides, youth pastor from Weston, has eagerly booked Anthony on multiple occasions for his church and youth group. “Anthony is a passionate artist and he gives everything he has to his music. You can sense his heart in every piece of music he creates. He does not hold back in his lyrics and holds true to his authenticity in everything he writes. He shares deep lyrics of pain, heartbreak, love, and nostalgia in this album that draws the listener in and allows the imagination to flow,” reports Benavides.
Mossburg is known for writing music with passion – songs that mean something. Much of his work stems from his upbringing in this area. He is known for laying his heart on the line as he writes songs about his own struggles in life. That vulnerability connects his heart with his audience, endears them to him, and makes his music something almost everyone can relate to. Mossburg states, “Playing live is my favorite part of this entire thing. Nothing beats being able to play and really connect with people. All of my songs come from personal experience, so it’s always fun for me to be able to share stories about each song.”
Anthony’s fifth project, Crazy, is a combination of fun, upbeat songs and the acoustic ballads Mossburg is so well known for. “Crazy,” the title song of the CD, is a story of great strength and courage – a testament to where Anthony currently is in his life and career. Struggles in relationships are the focus in “Fool’s Game” and “Dancing With Fire” which are lively additions to the project with memorable, catchy choruses. “Carolina” is a beautiful, cryptic ballad, while “Almost Famous” speaks of Mossburg’s battles with dreams which were painfully lost. The haunting melody and lyrics in “I Close My Eyes” are based on that one person you just can’t seem to get out of your head. Anthony’s first professional music video is planned for “Tornado” – an incredibly personal song that is already speaking volumes to many listeners. Andrew Bunel, Co-founder of music social media/ecommerce platform www.TheFanConnection.net in Nashville, TN, says, “Anthony combines mature songwriting with smart lyricism. The nostalgic “When We Were Kids”, the journey of finding yourself in “Radio”, and the inspirational feel of “These Waters” are standout tracks.”
Mossburg’s album was made possible by a successful Kickstarter campaign. He is incredibly thankful for the support of so many local fans. Production began this past January at Earthwork Recording Studio in Newark, OH, with Brandon Bankes heading things up as producer/ engineer. “Working with Anthony on the Crazy album has been nothing but a complete joy from start to finish. A great record always starts with great songs, and Anthony happens to be one of the best songwriters around – so we had a really solid foundation from the start. It was important to Anthony and to the record to let the songs be their own. We were not restricted to any specific genre or sound, so we were able to really experiment from song to song. There were a lot of really great moments where everything fell into place and moved everyone in the room. Overall, I couldn’t be more proud of Anthony and how this record turned out. It’s definitely a stepping stone in his career and I am honored to have a small piece in that,” said Bankes. Professional mastering was completed in Nashville.