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. (contributed photo)
With a full band, Mason will perform “Dear Mr. Fantasy”, “Feelin’ Alright”, "Only You and I Know", "We Just Disagree" and more hits at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Thursday, January 9, at 8 p.m. while relating behind-the-scenes insights on what has made his Traffic Jam band so successful. ? Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason, who co-founded Traffic, will take a look back through his music and stories in a multimedia retrospective.
A legendary guitarist and singer/songwriter, Dave Mason teamed up with fellow England native Steve Winwood to form Traffic Jam when he was just 18. Since then, he has penned dozens of hits and has collaborated with 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 and Mama Cass Elliot.
Mason has sold millions of recordings worldwide. Bailey’s Backyard Farm-to-Table Bistro is offering 10% off the dinner bill the night of the show when ticket/stub is presented. 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.
Rocker Mason, the philanthropist, supports music education for children. He 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 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 computers, boats, tractors and other tools 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.