Bluegrass Wednesday - Mason Via
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mason Via is a talented young musician/singer/songwriter out of Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC, who is on his rise to stardom. Originally from Danbury, NC, Mason has been playing acoustic guitar since the age of 12.
Mason grew up going to fiddlers conventions and festivals, being taught by his father, notable bluegrass musician David Via. Also being taught by accomplished musicians Rex Mcgee, Ryan Cavanagh, and Clay Jones. In May of 2015 Mason released his first studio album, “Up, Up, Up”, which contains 11 original compositions. Mason recorded this CD at the studio of one of Ben Fold’s past touring guitarists, Britt Uzzell. Mason’s lyrics are considered by many to be the driving force behind his band’s music, and his vocals back up the deep emotion that his lyrics possess. Mason is currently expecting his new cd release, “Looking for the Stone”, through the Patuxent Music label, in the winter of 2017. You can find Mason touring with Hot Trail Mix (Bluegrass), the Mason Via Funk Band, in his duo projects (David & Mason Via, Tom Mindte & Mason Via), or solo. See more about Mason Via on Facebook.