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“Heart of the Mountains” out today!

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

“Heart of the Mountains” is out today! We encourage you to purchase at PledgeMusic now through July 1st. You will get lots of extra downloads and cool videos in addition to the EP. Plus a portion of the sale gets donated to the National Park Foundation!

Here what the press has to say…
“This is a band that knows what it wants to play, and they do just that, and do it well.”
Deborah Grabien, No Depression

“Heart Of the Mountains is a strong statement from Mason Porter about the state of the band and its future, which is certainly as clear and wide open as the parks that the album celebrates. With the amount of material already released this year, it’s a safe bet we’re not done hearing from them, but for now, fans of modern bluegrass have six new songs of gold to treasure.”
Rex Thomson, Live for Live Music

“‘Heart Of The Mountains,’ while only six songs long, is a fully immersive experience that will leave you wanting to throw your tent and sleeping bag in the trunk and get away from it all, even if just for a weekend.”
Michael Lello, Highway 81 Revisited

“Here’s a group that has all the dynamics going for them; profound songwriting, effortless harmony, and genre-bending compositions that change on a dime. Never slowing down, allowing the currents of their tributaries to flow even further, Joe D’Amico (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Tim Celfo (upright bass, vocals), Paul Wilkinson (guitar, vocals), Sarah Larsen (violin) and Evan Smoker (drums) crafted their influential new studio statement to benefit and celebrate the National Park Service centennial.”
Dylan Muhlberg, Grateful Web


Become a #masonsupporter today!

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Hey folks, the new Mason Porter EP “Heart of the Mountains” is complete! We’ve partnered with our friends over at PledgeMusic to get you involved in the release of the album.

Everyone who pre-orders will get an instant download of the title track “Heart of the Mountains” plus a digital download of the new EP before the street date of June 3rd!

A lot of the themes we explore in the album…nature, travel, adventure and personal discovery are all things that are very important to us. That’s why we are releasing the album this summer in conjunction with the National Park Service as they celebrate their centennial.

In addition to supporting us on this release, a portion of your PledgeMusic contributions will be donated to the National Park Foundation, the official charitable partner of the National Park Service.

We’ll be celebrating June 3rd at Ardmore Music Hall for a special “Heart of the Mountains” Release Show with Frog Holler, and Chris Grunwald and the Slow Response. A special VIP option is available only through PledgeMusic.

Click here to join us in this exciting adventure and become a #masonsupporter today!

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New EP on the way June 3rd!

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

We have been hard at work at Miner Street Studios this past winter and we are excited to announce we have a new EP on the way in June!

We will be celebrating with a show a June 3rd at Ardmore Music Hall with Frog Holler and one more TBA. Tickets are on sale now. (There are a limited amount of reserved seating available.)

Tim Celfo Evan Smoker

New song The Tell-Tale Heart

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

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