I realized today that I've been listening to Mason's first record for twelve years - it was the first record I ever bought. And even after all this time and through hundreds of contexts in my life, I still manage to find tireless affection for it.
Mason Jennings has a new track, "Table Hockey," available on the charity CD "MN Music For MN Kids" with all proceeds going to benefit Children's Hospitals of Minnesota. You can download at http://childrensmn.org/music
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I'll say it again...
The album Simple Life is by far the best.
(Birds Flying Away & and Self-Titled are great too!)
The new album was a step (back) in the right direction though. To the people who say he went "electric" on his latest release - Mason's been playing an electric for ages, listen to the song Butterfly again.
Blood of Man is Mason's best album since Use Your Voice in my opinion. I've been a fan for years and had a hard time getting into Boneclouds and In the Ever.
I think because Mason produced Blood of Man himself, he was able to restore his own stripped down sound that he should have a patent on. And that says a lot for an album that's mostly electric guitar written by someone who's known for playing acoustic.
@ lincredible....my point was that last time i checked, mason isn't singing songs about banana pancakes. btw i would be thrilled if he made it bigger because his voice needs heard. i think the issue at hand is that your just an angry prick that likes to yell at people.
Some of his music I had to grown into a little bit but lately his stuff has been getting more play than most everything thing else. Use your Voice, and Simple Life are his best works in my opinion. I haven't really gotten into his newest album yet but I am seeing him tonight at my school. Pretty Stoaked about that .
i remember seeing the decemberists open for mason at the troubadour. he's so under-appreciated, but i think if more people knew about him he'd go the way of jack johnson and ignorant people like [user]florence_post[/user] would think he's a sell out because top 40 wouldn't be able to play him enough.