Ray Mason is often called the Godfather of the New England music scene. Godfathers are usually that cool uncle or friend of your parents who tells good stories and gives you advice on the things that matter. As the Godfather of the scene, Ray tells stories in his songs and has given more sage advice to young musicians than anyone can possibly imagine. Mentoring musicians is just another feather in the cap of Mason, who continues to be an icon to people who know music.
Ray and his road-worn 1965 Silvertone guitar have been tirelessly touring since 1982. Averaging over 140 shows a year, he’s like a teenager with thirty-plus years of experience! The Ray Mason Band has released 7 full length albums including their latest 2004 critically acclaimed release, Idiot Wisdom. In addition, Ray recently played with J Mascis on J’s contribution to the upcoming NRBQ tribute – Q People album on Spirthouse Records.
Thoroughout the years Ray has opened shows for NRBQ, The Band, Marshall Crenshaw, Bill Morrissey, Graham Parker, They Might Be Giants, Nils Lofgren, Warren Zevon, Joan Osborne, Freed Johnston, Joan Jett, Blue Mountain and more.
Ray’s tunes follow no trend while keeping an upward slide on the songwriting scale. It’s rock with the roll! Kick back and enjoy!!
The Ray Mason Band Has Been Going Strong With The Current Lineup Of : Frank Marsh On Drums, Stephen Desaulniers On Bass, And Tom Shea On Guitar.