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Garrett Mason

Blues

Garrett Mason is a true bluesman at heart. He was raised in Truro, Nova Scotia by his mother Pam, and father, veteran Canadian Bluesman Dutch Mason. His quest to become a blues musician started at a very early age; being surrounded by blues music, Garrett’s favorite tapes at three years old were Canned Heat and Buddy Rich. What really sealed the deal for Garrett to become a blues guitarist came after watching a video of Stevie Ray Vaughn “Live at the El Mocambo” -- he was hooked.

His dad, Dutch Mason, stopped playing guitar before Garrett was born due to crippling arthritis in his hands. Although he was not able to teach his son to play, he has certainly been able to teach Garrett the structure of the Blues and to influence him about the resulting sound. Surrounded by his father’s peers, Garrett has had the benefit of hearing and learning from a wide variety of musical talent. The late Rick Jeffery was a great inspiration to Garrett; they would talk and play for hours together. Rick once said “Garrett is the only guitar player I know that can play Albert Collins’ style down to a T”. The combination of his father’s advice, Jeffery’s guidance, and his own natural talents provide that special brew for Garrett to become the musical influence he is destined to be.

Garrett would be the first to tell you that riding the coattails of others won’t take you very far in this business, but striving to be truly original is the secret to longevity and lasting success. Garrett launched his debut CD "I’m Just a Man" at the 2004 Harvest Jazz and Blues festival in Fredericton, New Brunswick to a sold-out crowd.

This debut CD features Garrett’s talent for strong original songs, a voice that is reminiscent of a veteran performer and his extraordinary aptitude for playing electric guitar. Garrett’s original talent was awarded in 2005 when he received a Juno for Best Blues Album. Garrett Mason is poised to be one of the brightest stars to emerge from the East Coast Blues scene in years.

Garrett’s band released their sophomore album "Love and Sound" in July 2008, which was nominated for a Juno Award. The album won Blues Artist of the Year and Group Recording of the Year at the 2009 Music Nova Scotia Music and Industry Awards.

Showcases:

Fri 04

Royal Canadian Legion Br 26 - Truro

11:45 PM - 1:00 AM

Alana Yorke

Pop, Alternative

Alycia Putnam

Traditional / Roots

Amanda Riley

Modern Country

Andre Pettipas and The Giants

Rock

Andrew Frelick

Country

Andrew Hunter & The Gatherers

Rock/Pop

Anna Ludlow

World/Celtic

Arsoniste

singer-songwriter, synthpop, pop

Asia & NuGruv

R&B, Soul, Funk and Motown

Baroque N' Fiddle String Quartet

World, Celtic, Instrumental, Classical

Beauts

Rock

Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald

Celtic/Roots

Cassie and Maggie

Folk/Roots/Celtic

Ced Marty & Dave

Blues, R&B,

Chaos Theory

Hard Rock/Metal

Charlie A'Court

Blues Rock

Christine Campbell

Rock

City Natives

hip-hop

Classified

Hip-Hop

Còig

Celtic

Dali Van Gogh

Rock

Dan Doiron

Rock/Blues

Décota McNamara

Folk / roots

Devarrow

Folk/Roots/Alternative

DJ IV

Don Brownrigg

Adult Alternative/Folk/Pop

Dub Kartel

Reggae, Dancehall, Pop

E.B. Anderson & The Resolutes

Americana

Erika Kulnys

Singer-Songwriter / Americana / Folk / Alternative / Rock / Pop

Erin Costelo

Soul/Adult Alternative

Fiddles & Feet

Traditional Celtic Dixieland Swing

Fiona Alone

Baroque Pop

Floodland

rock

Gabrielle Papillon

Orchestral Folk/Indie-Folk/Folk-Pop

Garrett Mason

Blues

GHETTOSOCKS

RAP/ HIPHOP

Gillian Head

Celtic, Traditional

Gordie Sampson Songcamp

Hello Delaware

Pop-Rock

Hillsburn

Indie Folk Pop

Horse

Ian Janes

Soul/Pop

Ian Sherwood

Folk / Pop

In-Flight Safety

Indie Rock

J-Bru

Hip Hop

Jason MacDonald

Folk/Celtic/Songwriter

Jason Price

Country

Jay Mayne

hip-hop

Jeff Jodrey

Acoustic Instrumental

Jessie Brown

Rock / Doom Soul

Joe Murphy & The Water Street Blues Band

Blues

Joel Plaskett Emergency

Rock

JONT & THE INFINITE POSSIBILITY

uplifting indie rock

Josh Lake

Funk, Soul, Blues, Inspirational

Keonté Beals

R&B/EDM-Dance

Kestrels

Shoegaze

Kilmore

Rock/Hard Rock

Kim Dunn

Americana/singer songwriter/adult Alternative

LACEWOOD

Pop-Country

Last Call Chernobyl

Metal

Laurenn Marchand

Folk/Pop

Like A Motorcycle

Punk Rock

MAJE

HipHop/Spoken Word

Makayla Lynn

Country

Mardeen

Indie Rock, Indie Pop

Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac

Gaelic, Traditional

Matt Steele

singer-songwriter

McGinty

Maritime / Celtic

Mitchell Bailey

Hip Hop

Mo Kenney

Pop, Folk, Alternative

Mojo Martin

Blues

Natalie Lynn

Pop/Rock

Nicole Ariana

R&B/Urban

Norma MacDonald

Americana/Singer-Songwriter

Nuallan

Celtic

Old Blood

Hard Rock

Orchid's Curse

Metal

Owen Meany's Batting Stance

Indie-folk-rock

Papilio

Roots, Traditional, World, Folk

Party Boots

Pop, Urban, World

Port Cities

Pop, Singer-Songwriter

Pretty Archie

Americana

Quiet Parade

Indie

Rain Over St. Ambrose

Rock

Rawlins Cross

Celtic, Rock, Pop and Worldbeat music,

Ray Mattie

Country/Roots

Reeny Smith

R&B/Soul

Rhapsody Quintet

Instrumental

Ria Mae

Pop

Roxy & the Underground Soul Sound

Funk/Soul/R n' B

Shannon Quinn

Celtic/Folk/Original

The Barrowdowns

Alternative Folk

The Brood

psychedelic rock

The Carson Downey Band

Blues

The Mellotones

R&B, Soul, Motown, Funk and Disco

The Mike Bochoff Band

pop-rock

The Stanfields

Rock/Roots

The State Of Alaska

Féminin

The Terry Edmunds Band

Blues

The Town Heroes

Alt Rock

The Wicked Deadlys

rock

Thom Swift

Folk-Roots-Blues

Three Sheet

Alternative Hip Hop

Thrillah

hip-hop

Tj King

Country Rock

Tommy Green Jr

Acoustic Pop Folk Rock

Troy MacGillivray

Celtic

Villages

Traditional, Folk

Vogue Dots

Electro Pop

Walrus

Rock

Wayne Nicholson and the Eastenders

Willie Stratton

Alt Country

Witchitaw

Southern Country Rock

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