Taking equal inspiration from Elliott Smith, Wilco, and Pink Floyd; Mason Brothers are a contemporary roots band whose music bridges the gap between rock & roll, 1970s British folk and 21st century Americana.
The band began as a partnership between Christian and James Mason, two Virginia-born brothers who grew up in Richmond and attended college at the nearby University of Virginia. Mason Brothers made their official debut with 2008’s The Sun, the Moon & the Sea, a stark album that focused on the band’s strengths: nimble guitar fingerpicking, subtle arrangements, and understated, softly sung melodies.
By the time their sophomore release Ghost Season rolled around in 2011, Mason Brothers had expanded their sound considerably, adding louder dynamics and a touch of Pink Floyd’s spacey rock & roll to the mix. Third album Ivy in The Orange Grove, arrived in late 2012, and now the band have announced a free download of new single Falling Apart via Bandcamp.
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