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Born: November 21, 1984 New York, USA.
Willy Mason is an American singer-songwriter. Willy Mason is the son of Jemima James and Michael Mason, both folk singers who have influenced his music. When Willy Mason was five, he and his family moved from New York to West Tisbury, Massachusetts on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Willy Mason attended West Tisbury Elementary School and Martha's Vineyard Regional High School, where he participated in several local bands such as Keep Thinking, Cultivation, and Slow Leslie.
Willy Mason's popularity rose after Sean Foley, associate of musician Conor Oberst, discovered his music on a local Martha's Vineyard Radio broadcast. Oberst would soon sign Mason to his new record label, Team Love and release his debut LP.
His first commercial release was a five-track EP, known as the "G-Ma's Basement EP". This included solo acoustic recordings of "Live It Up", "Hard Hand to Hold", "Waiter at the Station", "Not Lie Down" and "Oxygen". The CD was sold during 2004 live appearances and on the internet.
In the summer months of 2004 Willy and his brother Sam travelled to Old Soul Studios in the Catskills, New York to record the debut album Where the Humans Eat. Recording sessions were mostly live, in no more than three takes, featuring Willy's guitar and vocals, and Sam on the drums. The album was released on Conor Oberst's Team Love label in the USA in October 2004, and by Virgin Records in the UK in February 2005.
In 2004, he toured the United States, driving and sleeping in a diesel-powered camper van. In November of that year, it broke down in Death Valley.
After many live appearances throughout 2004 and 2005, culminating with a performance at the Glastonbury Festival, Willy Mason took some time off and returned to the family home in Martha's Vineyard. Willy Mason began writing new songs and put a band together. In the spring of 2006, he began touring the USA and Europe.
Willy Mason released his second album, If the Ocean Gets Rough, in March 2007.
Willy Mason Discography (Albums):
- Where the Humans Eat (2004).
- If the Ocean Gets Rough (2007).