Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason has been performing live shows for more than 50 years. Music is his passion. 2018 marks a new year in the musical journey and “The Very Best Of Dave Mason” promises to be true to its title. This show will enhance the popular PBS video of the same name released in 2017 and will feature some of Mason’s most beloved songs like “All Along The Watchtower,” “Only You Know and I Know,” “Every Woman,” “We Just Disagree” and the rock anthem “Feelin’ Alright.” The audience will also delight in the deeper tracks of Mason’s albums, as well as some of his most favorite songs that have personally shaped his illustrious career. In addition, Mason will share photos and firsthand accounts of rock stories that can only be told by a man who has walked in his shoes. Best known for his soulful voice and unsurpassed guitar playing, Dave Mason was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of the group Traffic, and continues performing as a solo artist with sold-out shows all over the world. His career spans several important rock eras, and encompasses his work as a producer, performer, songwriter, and consummate guitarist. A quintessential rock star, Mason has collaborated with numerous members of music elite, including Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, and many more.
Marti Jones and Don Dixon will open the show. Marti Jones began her career in music with the Ohio band Color Me Gone, toured with singer Amy Rigby as The Cynical Girls, and has released multiple solo albums produced by her husband, Don Dixon. In addition to his own projects, Dixon produced the landmark R.E.M. album Murmur, along with records by James McMurtry, The Smithereens and many others. (Dixon also moonlights as the bassist for Mary Chapin Carpenter.)