The latest Simple Folk Radio Show will be broadcast this Sunday 2nd September 2012 at 5pm. The show will be presented by Dillon with Daniel Green (Laish/Willkommen Collective) and will feature a living room concert from WILLY MASON.
Mason’s lo-fi blues/folk blend is refreshingly humble and unostentatious. Instead of using these standards as a springboard for modern adventures in composition, he sticks to their raw boned essence. Unlike some of his peers, Mason doesn’t play up that rawness; instead he allows those old progressions to work their magic rather than forcing catharsis.
The 27-year-old Massachusetts singer-songwriter has released only two albums in eight years: taking to the stage suave and vulpine in black suit, shirt and guitar, he can only promise us a third record “some time soon”. He initially laboured under the critical weight of being regarded as a “new Dylan” but that categorisation was always misguided. The likable Mason is decidedly more of a regular-guy figure than a gnomic poet. Mason may be no new Dylan, but give him a little more gravitas and a few more years’ laughter lines and tear tracks, and he could become a very passable 21st-century Johnny Cash.
-The Guardian/Ian Gittins
First Broadcast: Sunday 2nd September @ 5.00pm
Then Repeated on the following times:
Monday: @ 2am
Wednesday: @ 9pm
Friday: @ 1pm
CET: +1 hour EST: -5 hours PST: -8 hours
Last Weeks Show
feat THIRTY POUNDS OF BONE performing The Ships Log from The Boat Project :