Elko Concert Presents
21 West Otterman Street
Greensburg, PA, 15601
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Dave Mason is a living rock legend. At age 18, the
Worcester England native teamed up with Steve Winwood,
Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood to form the legendary band
Traffic, who had a profound affect on the genre of rock and
roll. While still a teen Mason penned the Traffic hit “Feelin'
Alright”. The song became a global rock anthem and has
been recorded by dozens of artists (including Joe Cocker
who had a huge international hit with the song), “Feeling
Alright” remains a highlight of Mason’s live shows today.
After extensive touring with Traffic throughout the UK and
Europe, Mason headed for the USA to pursue a solo career.
He struck international gold with his debut album “Alone
Together”, which is considered a seminal rock classic. It’s
known for the marbleize vinyl, vertical gatefold packaging,
the hits “Only You Know And I Know”, “World In
Changes”, “Shouldn’t Have Took More Than you Gave” and
more. The album has sold millions of copies.
Five highly successful albums for the CBS/Sony label
followed, four of which received gold album certification in
the US. His next album Let It Flow sold millions of copies
and contains another major Mason classic "We Just
In addition to performing to sold-out audiences and being a
permanent staple in record collections and hearts of fans around the world, Mason’s unique guitar work can be heard
on many landmark albums and songs such as the Rolling
Stones' Beggar’s Banquet, George Harrison's All Things
Must Pass, Paul McCartney's Listen To What The Man Said
and Jimi Hendrix's Electric Ladyland. Hendrix’s major rock
standard “All Along The Watchtower” features Dave playing
the acoustic guitars before Hendrix’s soaring entrance onto
the track. The song is a big favorite of Dave's and he
performs it in nearly every on of his live shows.
Dave Mason’s work and career remain linked with numerous
other members of rock and roll elite, including Eric Clapton,
Steve Winwood, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood
Mac, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Rita Coolidge, Delaney
& Bonnie, Leon Russell, Ron Wood, Jim Capaldi, Mama
Cass Elliot, and The Spencer Davis Group.
Dave Mason's career spans several important rock eras, and
encompasses his work as a producer, performer, songwriter,
and consummate guitarist. In 2004, Mason was inducted into
the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his work with the
groundbreaking group Traffic.
Mason is also involved in the program he co-founded, Work
Vessels for Veterans (WVFV); an all-volunteer movement
that provides veterans with the tools they need to transition
to civilian work. Mason is also an official supporter of Little
Kids Rock, a non-profit organization that provides free
musical instruments and lessons to children in public schools
throughout the United States.