Archive for July, 2008

Bucks County Bluegrass Festival

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Bucks County Bluegrass Festival

Saturday August 9th we’re joining Cabinet, Free Grass Union and many other fine bands at the Bucks County Bluegrass Festival at Snipes Farm in Morisville, Pa just north of Philadelphia. It’s guaranteed to be a great night of music followed by all night jam sessions in the campground.

TICKETS ARE ONLY $10 in advance and you can buy them here. As always they are a little more more expensive at the door.

This our last show of the summer, next show is not until September at MilkBoy

Thanks to Bob, and everyone at the Endless Summer Jam Fest! We had an awesome time last weekend!

Endless Summer Jam Festival

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

This Saturday the 26th we’re playing at the Endless Summer Jam Festival! The festival takes place at the Paradise Lake Campground in Hammonton, NJ. The festival is a little different that the other’s we have been playing this summer as it is not a bluegrass festival. So if you’re a MP fan but are not into a full weekend of bluegrass this is the festival for you. Some of the headlining bands include The Juggling Suns, Monacy, Bodega, and a about 40 bands altogether. Our set is at 2:30 on Saturday and we’ll be jammin’ in the campground all weekend!

Tickets are available for the whole weekend for $65 from us in advance. Just EMAIL US FOR A DISCOUNTED TICKET. (Tickets are more expensive at the door.) masonporter @ gmail . com

Also, we’re at the Bucks County Bluegrass Festival two Saturdays from now (8/9) and we have tickets for that too! This is our last show until September.

Endless Summer Jam Festival

July/August Festivals

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

We been having a pretty great time playing different festivals this summer (thanks OATS and NEPA!) and getting to meet a lot of new folks and spread our music around. We’re really grateful for all the support people have given us and we thank you! We have a couple more festivals coming up in July and August.


Next Saturday the 26th we’re playing at the Endless Summer Jam Festival in Hammonton, NJ. Some great jam bands such as Juggling Suns, Monacy, Bodega, and a total of around 40 bands will be there.

The following weekend, August 9th, we’re playing at the Bucks County Bluegrass Festival at Snipes Farm in MORRISVILLE, Pennsylvania. Act’s include Cabinet, Free Grass Union, Pluckin’ Grassholes, and more.

More details and these festivals are available on our Tour page.

The Mason Porter CD has arrived!!!

Sunday, July 13th, 2008

Mason Porter EP

We are very excited to announce the official release of the debut Mason Porter CD!!! In January Mason Porter spent a few days at MilkBoy Recording Studio in Ardmore, PA. We came away with a six song EP that we couldn’t be happier with. We brought on board our friend Tom Hamilton (American Babies, Brothers Past) as producer for the project. In combination with engineer Cody Cichowski they did an amazing job getting us to play and sound our best. Cody and Joel Metzler mixed the CD at MilkBoy this past spring.

The CD is now available at, here on the Mason Porter website and at our shows. A little later this summer the CD will be available on Itunes and a number of other popular download sites.

The track list is as follows:
1. After The Day Is Done
2. If Whiskey Don’t Kill Me
3. Cold Rain
4. Ruby
5. The Ballad Of Ann Cotton
6. Coming Home

This is really a milestone for us and the list of people we want to thank is very long. First and foremost our families and friends who give us constant support. We are forever grateful for them and we could never do this without them. The folks at MilkBoy (Cody, Joel, Tommy, Jamie, Tom, Patty, Joe, Tim , etc.). Tom Hamilton. All of the venues who have welcomed us in the past year especially MIlkBoy Coffee, the Brickette Lounge, Steel City, The Fire, Dawson Street Pub, and the Tin Angel. All of the bands we have been honored to share the stage with especially our friends Hoots and Hellmouth and Wissahickon Chicken Shack.