John-Alex Mason - Town and Country

John-Alex Mason reached the 2008 International Blues Challenge finals in the solo/duo category with his one-man band, cigar box and acoustic guitar performances and recently came back to Memphis for the Folk Alliance. He'll be hitting the road again soon performing in Birmingham at the Magic City Blues Society's Junk Yard Juke Series on Saturday, March 15. Followed by a trip to Clarksdale to perform in the Juke Joint Festival, Saturday, April 19. And in between playing gigs in his home state, Colorado.

"This is how blues was meant to sound. John-Alex Mason first hits your ears with a voice that comes from another time and place. It's a mature, smoky curl that jumps off the record with a density many singers spend years trying to achieve. From there, Mason's songs and interpretations take his listeners on a backroads journey to those long, back breaking days and hot, juke joint nights. One listen and you'll hear the pure Delta blues truth reincarnated in this young soul." Art Tipaldi, Senior Writer Blues Revue and Blues Wax.
Photo courtesy of Art Tipaldi

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