Willy Mason at the Media Club

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Willy Mason at the Media Club, Vancouver, Jan 25 2013. Christine Redmond photo

Photos—Willy Mason at the Media Club, Vancouver, Jan 25 2013

– text and photos by Christine Redmond

Willy Mason at the Media Club on Friday night, with support from Jody Glenham and Nina Violet.

Like many talented, young, singer-songwriters, Mason has been compared to all the greats that came before him. Sure, he dresses like Johnny Cash (white shirt and slicked-back hair) and has a voice sometimes reminiscent of Leonard Cohen or Bob Dylan, but after eight years on the road and three albums, Mason is rightfully in a league of his own.

He penned his first album Where Humans Eat (2004, Team Love Records) as a teenager in Massachusetts. By 2005 his single Oxygen was a UK chart-topping hit. In 2007 Mason released his second album If the Ocean Gets Rough and in December 2012 Mason released his latest, Carry On.

On Friday night at the Media Club, Mason opened with the oldie Gotta Keep Moving”. The crowd was modest and mellow and hung on the singer’s every word. Violet joined him onstage to play viola on new songs such as “If It’s the End”, which were well received by a crowd who seemed to know the lyrics, much to Mason’s surprise. In fact Mason didn’t even realize his new album had already been released in Canada.

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Nina Violet at the Media Club, Vancouver, Jan 25 2013. Christine Redmond photo

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Jody Glenham at the Media Club, Vancouver, Jan 25 2013. Christine Redmond photo

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