“I love song craft,” says longtime folksinger Mason Jennings, who’s spent the bulk of the past 25 years onstage and in the writing room. “A song is like a boat
On July 20 and 21 of 1991, Phish played a two-day stand at Arrowhead Ranch in Parksville, NY, which was part of a short tour where the band was joined
Jack Johnson and an assortment of musicians on his Brushfire Records roster pitched in to create a debut holiday album called This Warm December.
One highlight of the holiday compilation is Mason Jennings’ interesting acoustic take on Santa Claus Is Coming To Town. With his original acoustic folk, rock, and country-influenced sound, and intellectually stimulating lyrics, Jennings has successfully cultivated an incredibly loyal base of dedicated and passionate fans over the course of his musical career. Below, Mason shares his thoughts about the holiday season.
Jack Spilberg: What’s better, naughty or nice?
Mason Jennings: I’ll take Nifty. Or Knopfler. Or Knuckley. Or Nascar.
JS: Which do you prefer, real or fake Christmas trees?
MJ: If you believe it is real, it’s real. I like our real tree, same one we’ve had for 10 years.
JS: Who personifies Scrooge the most in the world today?
MJ: I would have to say I do, at least the part about him being a man and changing his ways
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A few days before I went to my first Mason Jennings concert at the now defunct Mississippi Nights, my mom came to visit me in Saint Louis. We had lunch at the famous Blueberry Hill, and we may or may not have had a few too many Bloody Marys with our hamburgers and fries. I knew that Jennings was playing an in-store set later that day up the street at Vintage Vinyl, and I dragged my mother along to check it out.
Mason Jennings has always done things his own way. Jennings forged a loyal cult following as one of the most talked-about new independent singer-songwriters, while selling his homemade CDs out of the back of his van without the help of a major label publicity department.
Singer-songwriter Mason Jennings has made it his sole purpose in life to travel and perform his brand of folk-pop to the world. His latest release Century Spring is a ten-song collection that casts a warm aura of hope and contentment. After touring with Jack Johnson and just headlining his own club tour, Mason is ready to hit the big time.