Todd Mosby sitting down in a dark room with his guitar.

Take yourself to a land of enchantment

Todd Mosby, an award-winning musician from Missouri, latest album has landed. Land of Enchantment, is described as a scrapbook of the visual, emotive, spiritual and cultural interactions found within the New Mexico region. 

Exploring the mystique and passion it held for iconic American Southwest artists such as Georgia O’Keefe and Ansel Adams, Mosby and company do their part in making this journey in music both rewarding and unforgettable.

Coming along for the ride on Land of Enchantment are A-list musicians such as longtime Prince bassist Rhonda Smith; jazz-fusion icon saxophonist-composer, Tom Scott; and drummer Vinnie Colaiuta (Herbie Hancock, Jeff Beck, Frank Zappa).

Influenced by St. Louis’s vibrantly varied cultural blend of Indian, African American, and Americana traditions, Mosby compositions feature strong melodies, sometimes sung by female vocalists recalling the aesthetic of Brazilian musician Sérgio Mendes; virtuosic but lyrical instrumental prowess; deep-pocket grooves and a deep sense of spiritual intent.

Georgia’s World

Mosby attended Berklee College of Music-undergrad, Webster University-graduate along with 13 years studying classical North Indian music with Ustad Imrat Khan.

He has the distinction of being the only guitarist to become a member of the famed Imdhad Khani Gharana of musicians, India’s most prestigious family of sitar musicians dating back 500 to Tansen in the court of Mughal Emperor Akbar.

From his years studying this rarified and sacred music, Imrat worked with Mosby to develop a unique guitar technique. This led to an innovative bridge instrument, the Imrat guitar, which has been undergoing design upgrades since 1997.

Built by luthier Kim Schwartz to the performance specs of Mosby and the overall sonic palette of Imrat Khan, the resulting hybrid 18-stringed sitar-guitar instrument allows for a cross-cultural East-West musical dialogue right at your fingertips and integrated into his musical vocabulary.

Electric Imrat Guitar Interview
Creating Land Of Enchantment - documentary  - part 1