SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Cello.

ABOUT

Hello,

I go by Mason
I am a singer / songwriter / drummer
I have skills recording & producing my own music, as well as filming video / recording live audio and editing video.
I was playing in night clubs at age 12 in and around Baltimore MD, and by 20 I was playing gigs throughout south Florida out of Sarasota.
I have had many of my own bands, and ran audio and lights while performing on drums and singing lead and back ups.
Around age 28 I joined the band Collision with Chris Anderson of "The Outlaws"
Chris and I wrote many songs together, and latter we penned the Outlaws hit "Trail of Tears" first recorded with the great Hughey Thomasson around 2008.
That album was to be named "Once an Outlaw" however sadly, Hughey passed away before the record was released and shelved for several years.

When Henry Paul re-formed the band, Trail of Tears was released on that new record called "It's about Pride" ??? lol

I have worked extensively with many great musicians in Nashville from the late 80's to 2002 working with such artists as Johnny Neel, Chris Anderson, Doug Jones.

Sang lead for a band called "GRANNY WHITE" with Jeff Coffin on sax (currently with Dave Mathews) Grammy award winner Richard Aspinwall on guitar & vocals (former assistant engineer for Garth Brooks & Allan Reynolds) and Chris Brown on drums (formally Van Morrison)
I also was privileged to work with the legendary John Mills who engineered almost every hit you heard from Nutbush City Limits to Hall & Oats. Here are his credits from Jeff Beck "Wired"
George Martin – producer
Chris Bond – assistant producer
Jan Hammer – producer on "Blue Wind"
Pete Henderson, Dennis McKay, JOHN MILLS, John Arias – engineers
Geoff Emerick – mixing engineer
Bruce Dickinson – reissue producer
Shortly after that I moved from Nashville back to MD due to a nasty divorce. Got a few songs about that too! haha

Now living in Gainesboro TN near Cookville and looking for some good players to write, record and perhaps play out as long as it does not require taking an experimental jab!

Co wrote and recorded/produced for an artist called "WORKINGMAN" with Chris Anderson in 2020

See the video examples I created from his songs "Won't be long" and "Dirt"

Played on some of those tracks and also sang back ups.

Screen name:
Mason1111
Member since:
Dec 03 2022
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

Beatles
CSNY
Hendrix
Steve Winwood
Stevie Wonder
Lou Rawls
Blood, Sweat & Tears

Bad Co
Steve Miller

On & On

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Expert
Drums:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

Flag ship Roland TD 50X V kit. Fantastic!
Also an acoustic set of Pearls, but no cymbals ATM. Everything went into this Roland kit @10K so...
Have not experienced playing them live as of yet. But it should suffice to say all the Hard Rock Cafe's bought these kits and Gibson.
Using REASON11, HARRISON DAW & trying to learn Cubase for recording.
Beta 57 for vocals
Rode studio mic

MUSIC