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You should be listening to Mason Jennings!

Mason Jennings is a folksy, poppy, singer/songwriter who has the prose of a poet, the political bend of a protester, and the heart of a musician.  He is renowned for his straightforward yet appealing melodies, intimate lyrics, and distinct vocal styling.  These attributes are just a few of the many reasons that have earned him a sizeable fan base which allowed him to sell over 30,000 copies of his first two albums without the benefit of any major label PR.

Jennings produced his self-titled debut album in 1997 on an analog four-track in the basement of a rented home, completing all of the instrumentation himself.  The album is raw yet familiar with an intimate sound due in large part to the above mentioned recording process.

His sophomore album Birds Flying Away is a lyrically darker departure from his debut with the focus on the sociopolitical aspects of the time.  Century Springs finds him a little more upbeat and really showcases his songwriting talent.  Use Your Voice is an intimate display of songwriting and warm folk sensibility with acoustic guitar, bass, drums, and the occasional harmonica. 

His most recent release Blood of Man is Jennings first venture into the electric territory and like his debut, this album finds Jennings playing all the instruments. 

Mason Jennings Discography:

  • Mason Jennings
  • Birds Flying Away
  • Living In the Moment (EP)
  • Century Springs
  • Use Your Voice
  • Bone Clouds
  • If You Ever Need a Reason (EP)
  • In The Ever
  • How Deep is the River
  • Blood of Man
  • Independent (EP)

Top 5 Mason Jennings Songs (In no particular order)

  1. Be Here Now (Bone Clouds)
  2. Fighter Girl (In the Ever)
  3. The Light (Part 2) (Use Your Voice)
  4. Big Sur (Mason Jennings)
  5. Lonely Road (Blood of Man)

Jennings sang two Bob Dylan songs for the soundtrack of the movie “I’m Not There” He covered “The Times They Are a-Changin’” and “Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll

Jennings is currently signed to Jack Johnson’s Brushfire Records label and has released his last two albums on Brushfire.

Check out Mason Jennings at www.masonjennings.com.

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Mason Jennings’s music is available at iTunes, stores, and www.masonjennings.com

Great music awaits!