New song The Tell-Tale Heart

We recorded this really fun song based on the Edgar Allen Poe story “The Tell-Tale Heart ” this past weekend and are releasing it today in celebration of his birthday. Much thanks to Brian McTear, Matt Poirier and Matt Schimelfenig at Miner Street Recordings for this awesome recording. Please take a listen and share it with your friends. We’ll hope to see you this weekend as we start our first run of shows for the year.



Mason Porter release new single “The Tell-Tale Heart” based on the Edgar Allen Poe short story.

Philadelphia, Pa January 19th, 2016 – Philadelphia Americana ensemble Mason Porter debut a new single based on the Edgar Allen Poe short story “The Tell-Tale Heart”. The song was released today in celebration of Poe’s birthday. In their re-telling of this classic tale the band combines a dark, aggressive rhythm section with dramatic layers of strings to great effect and intensity. The track was produced by Brian McTear (Sharon Van Etten, The War On Drugs) at Miner Street Recordings in Philadelphia. Digital download and stream is available at the bands website The band will begin a string of shows this week and continue to play select dates throughout the winter while they work on a follow up to 2015’s “Key to the Skyway”.

1/22/16 – Burlap and Bean – Newtown Square, PA
1/23/16 – Pennsylvania Sound Summit – Berwick, PA
1/24/16 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY
1/29/16 – Keystone Lounge – Skippack, PA
2/05/16 – World Cafe Live at The Queen – Wilmington, DE
2/26/16 – Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PA

William “Biff” Kennedy
Charterhouse Music Group




Posted: January 19th, 2016

Winter 2016

OK 2016 we’re ready for you! We have allot in the works and will be announcing several things in coming weeks. Right now we cant wait to get back out there and play some shows. Tickets on sale for the following shows now:

1.22 Burlap And Bean
1.23 PA Sound Summit
1.24 Brooklyn Bowl
1.29 The Keystone Lounge
2.05 World Cafe Live at The Queen
2.26 The Ardmore Music Hall (supporting Melvin Seals)
More details on the Tour page

Mason Porter Winter 2016

Posted: January 4th, 2016

Halloween at The Stone Barn

Come celebrate Halloween with Mason Porter on October, 30th at The Stone Barn outside of Kennett Square, PA. This unique venue has many interesting rooms one which was once used as a dinner theater. MP will be bringing the concert energy back to the room for 2 sets this night.

Foxfire restaurant will be providing a menu and table service for the night. Alcohol will not be sold, the event is BYO.

Tickets are available with reserved table seating as well as general admission.

Tickets will become available 10/6 at 5pm.

Please join and share the Facebook event.

Doors 7pm, Show 8pm

Mason Porter Halloween at The Stone Barn

Posted: October 6th, 2015

MMMS Photos

Some great shots of the festival by Lisa Schaffer Photography here…

Posted: September 25th, 2015

Cover Club Session

Here is a fun “Cover Club” session we did with folks at Root Down In The Shadow and our friends at Cambridge Sound Studios.

Posted: September 10th, 2015

Announcing the 1st annual Midnight Mountain Music Show

We are excited to announce our first annual festival, the Midnight Mountain Music Show. Named after our song, the festival will feature 2 days of music, camping, kids activities, a chili-cook off and more. The festival will take place at Peaceful Woodlands Family Campground in Blakeslee, PA on September 11th and 12th 2015. Tickets can be purchased with or without camping. The 1st round of band announced includes Mason Porter (2 nights), Kalob Griffin Band, Hinton-Bower-Jones, The Wallace Brothers Band, Caroline Reese and the Drifting Fifth, Lovers League, Lady Bird and Ben Smith and the Belletones Occasional Trio. Tickets and information can be found at:


July 15, 2015

Philadelphia, PA – July 15th, 2015 – Philadelphia band Mason Porter announces the first annual Midnight Mountain Music Show , a two day music and camping festival September 11th and 12th, 2015 at Peaceful Woodlands Family Campground.

Taking the festival name from one of their songs, Mason Porter will curate the weekend with a variety of American Roots acts from rock to folk, country, bluegrass and everything in between. Mason Porter will play both nights and will present Kalob Griffin Band, Hinton-Bower-Jones, The Wallace Brothers Band, Caroline Reese, as well as over 10 more artists.

The festival will host a chili cook-off, lots of activities for kids, crafts, vendors, locally sourced foods, and more.

The festival takes place at Peaceful Woodlands Family Campground in Blakeslee, PA in the heart of the Pocono’s and adjacent to nearby lakes, biking, and the Pocono Raceway. The camp owners Nick, Denise and Nikki DePaul are huge music fans and long time supporters of the Philadelphia music community. They have hosted similar fests on the grounds in the past. Midnight Mountain Music Show will be held on the 50 acre property overlooking the mountains, and less than two hours from Philadelphia.

Tickets can be purchased with or without camping. Full details, lineup, directions and more at

Press Contact: Joe D’Amico

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Posted: July 15th, 2015