Eric Martsolf (Brady Black) Returns to His Country Roots

Days_Bio_BradyBlack_EricMartsolf_500x500Hello, soap fans, Days of Our Lives fans, Eric Martsolf (Brady Black, Days of Our Lives) fans, and Brady Black fans. Eric Martsolf, as you’ll see below in my post and the following press release that we received here at LTAS, has released a single “Days Go Buy” . It is lovely, and I encourage you to buy it (links to do so are at the bottom of the press release) for that reason, but also because we need to support our soaps and soap stars! Especially in a time when the fates of our beloved shows can be tenuous and frequently called into question.

I thought of Brady Black often while listening to the wistful track: his breakup with the woman who was arguably the love of his life, Chloe—they loved each other deeply but had to separate for many reasons despite their bond; how Nicole betrayed him, and despite their great friendship, they had to then part; Melanie leaving him while they still had a great affection for each other, so Theresa wouldn’t make their lives miserable.

I left ratings and reviews on the single’s Amazon site and iTunes page! Consider doing so as well!

For more on Martsolf’s latest musical undertaking and links to purchase it, see the press release below!

By Akbi Khan

Some Information Provided by Robert Feldmann

Edited by Akbi Khan

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For Immediate Release

From Dollywood to Hollywood: Eric Martsolf, Days Of Our Lives star, goes back to his beginnings and teams up with a former Dollywood Co-star, Holly Norman, to release new music with an old friend

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NASHVILLE, TN (January 1, 2016) – Eric Martsolf is best known for portraying Brady Black on the

hit soap Days of Our Lives.  But long before he was making TV audiences swoon, he was making music. Although acting has become his full time job, Eric has always had a passion for music.  So, he recently teamed up with longtime friend, Nashville singer/songwriter Holly Norman, to record a brand new duet penned by Norman, “Days Go By.”

In the late 90’s, one of Eric’s musical ventures included being a featured performer in a theater at Dollywood, Dolly Parton’s nationally recognized theme park in Pigeon Forge, TN.  It was there Eric first met and worked with Holly Norman, performing together in a 50’s themed show, Let The Good Times Roll. After leaving Dollywood, Eric continued to pursue music, but his acting abilities landed him a major role on the soap opera Passions.  Currently, he plays the Brady Black character role on Days of Our Lives, for which he won an Emmy Award in 2012 for best supporting actor.

Almost 20 years went by since Holly and Eric had seen each other or spoken. Then by fate they were reunited. Eric was invited back to Dollywood in August 2015 to participate in a charity/fan event.  Holly was contacted by the organizers to surprise Eric for the event, as sort of a homecoming celebration. During the event, Holly and Eric ended up reconnecting and reminiscing about the paths their lives had taken, Eric’s to California and Holly’s to Nashville. They talked about their love of music and singing and Holly told Eric about a duet song she’d written that she’d been looking for the perfect male to sing on with her. Eric jumped at the chance to be able to come to Nashville and record. So, in October 2015 while Eric was in Nashville for a DOOL fan event, he carved out some time to record his vocals at Funhouse Studios on legendary Music Row – and there, magic was made!

The song, “Days Go By”, is about a couple parting ways; something Eric relates to all to well since his Days character Brady can’t seem to settle down with the right woman. The song really showcases the beautiful, effortless blend of Holly and Eric’s vocals. With Holly’s sweet, angelic tones and Eric’s deep, rich voice, the song is certain to capture audiences and paint a vivid picture of a love gone wrong. Holly and Eric are excited to be working together again and hope to make this the start of something special.

The song is now available on iTunes at http://apple.co/1RXzBOX and on Amazon at http://amzn.to/1RHnDtA.

 

Much More Than a Forrester Creation: Karla Mosley

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Soap opera enthusiasts are very familiar with the lovely and talented Karla Mosely, who starred in The Guiding Light, and currently portrays Maya Avant on The Bold and The Beautiful. Mosley, no stranger to television and the big screen, also stars in The Hart of DixieGossip Girl, the movie Burn After Reading, with George Clooney, Knights of Prosperity and Red Hook, Additionally she has starred in several theatre roles and is a member of Ammunition Theater Company.

Not only is Mosley an extraordinary actress, she is also an accomplished singer, writer, and dancer. CBS recognized her and her talent when they asked her to write, produce, and star in the The Bold and The Beautiful’s web series Room 8.

In her spare time, Mosley sits on the board of Covenant House, the largest privately funded agency in the U.S. that provides shelter and other services to homeless, runaway and throwaway youth. She is also a celebrity ambassador for the National Eating Disorders Association and is active in many other charities.

Mosley splits her time between Los Angeles and New York with her husband, Jeremiah Frei-Pearson.

Her birthday is August 27.  Follow her on Twitter at @karlamosley.

On behalf of letstalkaboutsoaps.com (LTAS), I, Sofia Bryan (writer of LTAS’ weekly B&B Cliffhanger Friday column) was fortunate enough to secure an exclusive interview with Mosely, which you can find below.

 

Sofia Bryan (SB): You are a phenomenal actress with such a broad range. How do you prepare for your role on The Bold and The Beautiful and the many other projects you have done and do?

Karla Mosely (KM): A morning routine/warm up is a vital part of my preparation. Before I work, I like to do some kind of exercise and meditation so that I start from the most open place possible. I also love researching my characters and people like them, so I can give the most honest and authentic portrayal.

 

SB: On The Bold and The Beautiful you play Maya, a transgender woman. Is this the most difficult role you have played? If so, why? And if not, what role is, and why?

KM: It’s definitely the most gratifying role I’ve played. It has meant the most to me because of the opportunity to tell a story that has never been told in this way before. And also because of the vital need for awareness around trans history and people. I feel a great responsibility to Maya, her story, and the trans community. I’m grateful for the opportunity and also excited to see more opportunities opening up for trans people to be able to tell their own stories.

 

SB: When “the secret” was revealed that Maya was transgender, the story told of her plight, challenges, and victories. Now, the story line is switching gears and telling the other side of Maya’s story. Are you excited and what can we expect?

KM: Yes, I’m excited to tell stories about Maya that aren’t completely centered around her disclosure. Rick and Maya are now looking to start a family. That is something that can challenge all kinds of families. I’m excited to explore how this family handles the challenges and the joys.

 

SB: Maya’s character has evolved from a young woman fresh out of prison, to a sophisticated lead model of one of L.A.’s most coveted fashion houses, Forrester Creations. And now she is newly wed to an heir to Forrester Creations. Maya is multi-faceted, what evolution would you like Maya to experience next and why?

KM: Great question! I think Maya has spent much of her life thinking she was a victim—relating with people from a place of desperation or fear. I’d like to see more of what she can do as a businesswoman. She is smart and has a tenacity that could rock Forrester Creations or Spencer Publications –or maybe even a fashion house of her own!

 

SB: RAYA fans are excited to see the pair back on their screens, and your chemistry with Jacob Young is off the charts! What do you like most about working with Jacob? And what is your favorite RAYA scene?

KM: I have been so lucky to work with Jacob for three years now. He is a fabulous actor—first and foremost—but beyond that he is also kind, an amazing husband and father, a savvy businessman, and he has a great sense of humor. What more could you ask for in a colleague?! As for a favorite scene, I still love that iconic shot of Rick and Maya running through the streets of Beverly Hills—so romantic!

 

SB: How did you get your big break? Did you always want to be an actress? Who are your acting role models?

KM: My first show was a children’s program called Hi-5. It was a great first job, because it incorporated acting, music, dance and children! And I got to be a puppeteer! It was a great time. Oh, AND it shot in Australia.

I have wanted to be an actress and performer since I was a little girl. I also love producing. I was always putting on shows as a kid.

I recently had the great honor of meeting Sydney Poitier. He is a role model as both an actor, an activist, and a human being. What a treasure!

 

SB: What do you do to relax and unwind?

KM: I do yoga, and I recently have started watching Empire—I’m totally obsessed!

 

SB: Besides The Bold and The Beautiful, do you have any upcoming projects?

KM: My theater company, Ammunition Theatre Company, will be doing two play readings this fall and a full-length production this winter. I will also be performing original music in November—more to come on that!

 

SB: It has been an honor to get to ask you these questions. Thank you again for your time.

Mosely is definitely a star that continues to rise and shine brightly. Stay tuned for more upcoming projects by her and catch her each week on The Bold and The Beautiful.

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SofiaBryanBy Sofia Bryan

Edited by Akbi Khan