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News : Entertainment Dec 18, 2013 - 6:02:28 AM


Dave Mason’s “Traffic Jam” will tie up the stage of The Ridgefield Playhouse on Thursday, January 9

By The Ridgefield Playhouse





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Rock and Roll Hall of Famer singer/songwriter Dave Mason, who co-founded Traffic, will take a look back through his music and stories in a multimedia retrospective at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Thursday, January 9, at 8 p.m. With a full band, Mason will perform such hits as “Dear Mr. Fantasy”, “Feelin’ Alright”, "Only You and I Know", and "We Just Disagree", while relating behind-the-scenes insights on what has made the band so successful. For tickets ($62.50), call the box office at 203-438-5795, or buy tickets online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. (photography Esa Ahola)
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer singer/songwriter Dave Mason, who co-founded Traffic, will take a look back through his music and stories in a multimedia retrospective at The Ridgefield Playhouse, on Thursday, January 9, at 8 p.m. With a full band, Mason will perform such hits as “Dear Mr. Fantasy”, “Feelin’ Alright”, "Only You and I Know" and "We Just Disagree" while relating behind-the-scenes insights on what has made the band so successful. ?Mason is a songwriter and legendary guitarist who first made music at 18 when he teamed up with fellow England native Steve Winwood to form the band Traffic. Since then, he has penned dozens of hits and has been linked to numerous other members of rock and roll elite including Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Rita Coolidge, Leon Russell, Ron Wood and Mama Cass Elliot. Mason has been performing to sold-out audiences for years and has sold millions of recordings worldwide. This show is underwritten by Acousticmusic.org and is part of the Xfinity Rock Series with media sponsor i95fm The Home of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

A philanthropist, Mason is a proponent of music education for children and is an honorary Board member of Little Kids Rock, a non-profit organization that provides free musical instruments and lessons to children in public schools throughout the U.S. Mason is also a founding board member of Yoga Blue, a non- profit organization devoted to teaching yoga and other holistic practices to those recovering from substance abuse and other self-destructive disorders. Mason is also active with Work Vessels for Veterans (WVFV), a volunteer movement that provides tools such as computers, boats and tractors to veterans transitioning to civilian work.

For tickets ($62.50), call the box office (203) 438-5795, or buy tickets online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main St., Ridgefield, CT.




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