NEW STUDIO ALBUM
8/20 New York, NY- Rockwood Music Hall
8/23 Simcoe, ON- Norfolk County Fairgrounds*
8/25 Cincinnati, OH- Taft Theatre+
8/26 Louisville, KY- Iroquois Amphitheater+
8/28 Kennett Square, PA- Longwood Gardens+
8/29 Columbus, OH- LC Pavilion Outdoor Amphitheater+
8/30 Troy, OH- Troy Memorial Stadium*
9/04 Austin, TX- Stubbs Waller Creek+
9/05 Dallas, TX- South Side Ballroom+
9/06 Guthrie, OK- Cottonwood Flats*
9/09 Birmingham AL- Iron City+
9/10 Orlando, FL- Hard Rock Live+
9/12 Saint Petersburg, FL- Jannus Live+
9/13 St. Augustine, FL- St. Augustine Francis Field*
9/19 Nashville, TN- Americana Music Conference
10/1 NEW YORK, NY- ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL #
10/2 WASHINGTON, DC- BLACK CAT #
10/3 PHILADELPHIA, PA- JOHNNY BRENDA'S #
10/8 BLOOMINGTON, IN- BLUEBIRD #
10/9 LOUISVILLE, KY- ZANZABAR #
10/10 NASHVILLE, TN- MARCY LOUNGE #
10/11 COLUMBUS, OH- THE BASEMENT
10/14 EVANSTON, IL- SPACE
10/15 MINNEAPOLIS, MN- VARSITY THEATER #
10/16 MADISON, WI- FREQUENCY #
10/17 ROCK ISLAND, IL- DAYTROTTER BARN #
10/21 Los Angeles, CA @ The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian^
10/22 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall^
10/24 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge^
10/25 Vancouver, BC @ The Rio Theater^
10/30 Santa Fe, NM @ Sol Santa Fe
11/02 Marfa, TX @ Ballroom Marfa
11/06 Austin, TX @ Central Presbyterian Church^
11/07 Dallas, TX @ The Kessler^
11/09 New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theater^
11/11 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works^
11/13 Asheville, NC @ Diana Wortham Theatre^
11/14 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West^
11/16 Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre^
*with Mumford & Sons (Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Tour)
+ with Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
^ with Laura Marling
# Communion Club Night Tour
"Yes, you read that right: Willy Mason’s Carry On is a perfect record. Perfect — we wouldn’t change a note...stuns from start to finish and the quality only increases with each repeat listen."
"Willy Mason has stolen our attention with his unique sound and its wholehearted purity. His smoky voice sings with a booming sincerity like nothing we've heard since Nebraska-era Springsteen."
"We need more music like this, all the time. Three albums in and it's safe to say that this young man is a musical marvel."
"Equal parts hobo and Holden Caulfield...Willy Mason blends precocious lyricism, spare, jangly guitar, and a world-weary voice that sounds older than his years."
"Mason’s lo-fi blues/folk blend is refreshingly humble and unostentatious. Instead of using these standards as a springboard for modern adventures in composition, he sticks to their rawboned essence. Unlike some of his peers, Mason doesn't play up that rawness; instead he allows those old Progressions to work their magic..."
"Rural Americana for urban teens? An odd outsider. A man of substance."
"...the lyrics reflect a level of wisdom and understanding far beyond his tender years.”
"Mason's songs draw on decades of brilliant American music, but it's the new, wide-open vistas he points towards that makes this album so compelling."
"...hints of Alejandro Escovedo's dirt-road anguish surface alongside flecks of Johnny Cash's stoic resignation"
"...folk/blues tunes laced with punk-rock attitude."