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High Water (2017)



Press Reviews:


"From the bouncy opening track “Where Your Love Lives” through the reflective “The Other Side Of Blue,” to bluesy undertones of “Can’t Quit You,” and shades of Tom Petty that abound in “Get It While You Can,” Mason’s latest record brims with a confidence that can only be attained after a tenure such as his."Ken Kelly, Telegraph Journal

“Mason's trademark observations of the real and sometimes rougher side of the local streets - Snowdrift is the one that will stop you in your tracks to think for awhile, a story about young women from First Nations brought into the city to turn tricks. Mason's never afraid to sing about things most of us would rather avoid or ignore.”Bob Mersereau

“Brent Mason is the David Adams Richards of New Brunswick songwriters”Brent Staeben, Music Director, Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival

“Amazing record (High Water Mark), stunning writing and singing from Brent - not a weak link on the record. World class storytelling.”Jeff Liberty, CBC

“As ever, Mason’s vignettes are stellar…. some of the most stunning lyrics anywhere" (Album Review - High Water Mark)Wilfred Langmaid, The Daily Gleaner




BIOGRAPHY:

Brent Mason is a singer-songwriter who has traversed diverse territories of tune and theme in more than 20 years of music-making, bringing back souvenirs from a range of lyrical lands, from folk and rock to pop, country and beyond, and making them all his own. He’s something of a contradiction, that Brent: a folk singer who shuns that label, a solo performer who cares deeply about community, an instrumentalist whose guitar chops were hard-won over many years.


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Past Performance Highlights:


• Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival
• Tay Creek Folk Festival (headliner)
• Bonfire Festival (headliner)
• Stan Rogers Folk Festival
• Paddlefest
• Markham Village Fest
• Larlee Creek Hullabaloo
• Floodstock
• Shivering Songs Festival
• Rising Tide Festival
• Home Routes Tour of Northern Alberta
• Concerts/Workshops in Beijing, China
• UK Tour (Village Pump and Warwick Festivals)
• Host of longest running "Open Mic Night" in Canada (over 1000 shows)


History & Achievements:

• "Angel on the Tree" was licensed for the CBC TV documentary - The Paramount
• Original soundtrack and host for Grave Concerns, a nationally broadcast CBC TV series
• In 2009, "River Songs", album inspired by the St. John River, was featured on that year’s most-watched episode of Land and Sea
• Popular Music Award, The Originals 2010, Canada’s Cultural Capital celebrations in Saint John
• ECMA 2007 Stompin’ Tom Award for contributions to Atlantic Canada’s musical traditions
• Music New Brunswick 2017 Nomination - SOCAN Song of the Year (Song In Me - cowrite wt Jessica Rhaye)
• Best of Saint John 2017- Male Artist of the Year
• Saint John and Area Music Awards 2016 - Solo Artist of the Year
• Songwriting work shops in regional high schools
• Concerts/Workshops in Beijing, China
• The lyrics from the song "Deep Woods Off", a composition about the lumberjack days in New Brunswick, is featured in NB elementary social studies textbooks.

*A director on the board of Folk Music Canada, served on committees for the East Coast Music Awards, the Canadian Country Music Awards and the Canadian Folk Music Awards, as well as the national Juno advisory committee for country music.



Discography & Album Awards:

*High Water Mark (2017)



*All The Pretty Horses (2014)
• Music New Brunswick Nomination SOCAN Song of the Year (When Jesus Met Whiskey)
• Music New Brunswick Nomination Folk/Roots Album of the Year
• Music New Brunswick Nomination Solo Artist of the Year
• Music New Brunswick Nomination Solo Album of the Year


*Old New Borrowed Blue (2011)
• Music New Brunswick Award Folk/Roots Album of the Year 2012 WINNER



*Both Kinds Of Music (2008)




*Gloryland (2005)




*Hitcher on the Road (2002)




*River Songs (2000)




*Stony Plain (1997)




*Down To Heaven (1995)




*High Ground (1992)



Contact:

For Live Bookings & Music Licensing please contact
Brent Mason
gloryland@bellaliant.net
(506) 608-3322