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Home For The Harvest now available!

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

It brings us great joy to announce that today is the long awaited release of our third album “Home For The Harvest”! We are excited to finally share these songs and recordings with you. We want to thank everyone who was involved in this project especially Mike Bardzic, Stuart Martin, Ellen Houle, Colby Wallace and Matt Magarahan.

The album is now available for purchase at iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and many other online distributors.

We will be celebrating with a show at the Ardmore Music Hall this Saturday, February 1st. Tickets and info here.

[CD – $15 includes shipping]

iTunes | Amazon

Unlocked: at The Key
This week The Key (WXPN’s music blog) is running an “Unlocked” series on “Home For The Harvest” this week. Each day they will share a different piece of the multi-day feature.
Click here to read.

Here is a video we recorded live at Tim’s a couple weeks back. A big thanks to our friend Mike Batchelor for his excellent production.


Mason Porter release new album Home For The Harvest

West Chester, PA – January 28, 2013 – Home For The Harvest, the new album from acoustic-roots band Mason Porter delivers a solid collection of new original songs. From rootsy up-tempo tunes to warm ballads and sparse folk, the album showcases the band’s unique sound and approach. Focused on subtle acoustic arrangements of guitar, mandolin and upright bass, members Joe D’Amico, Tim Celfo, and Paul Wilkinson present an engaging and personal Mason Porter, placing the emphasis on lyrics, melodies and their signature vocal harmonies. In keeping with reoccurring album themes of home, family and a sense of place, the band decided to record Home For the Harvest in their native Chester County at Noisy Little Critter Studio with long time friend and sound engineer Mike Bardzic. The album was mixed by Stuart Martin at Stonebridge Studio in Leesburg, VA.

The album is now available for purchase at iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and many other online distributors.

Free downloads of “Fill My Cup” and “Let Me In” are available at

The band is looking forward to celebrating Home For The Harvest with a release show on February 1st at the Ardmore Music Hall.

Joe D’Amico

Mason Porter - Home For The Harvest

Mason Porter

Winter/Spring shows

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Hello all, and happy new year! We had a great time in 2012, and we can’t thank you all enough for your support. Some highlights include our Woody Guthrie 100th Birthday show, our return to the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Levon Helm tribute, opening for Ralph Stanley at the Colonial Theater, plus sharing the stage with so many great bands throughout the year including Yarn, Greensky Bluegrass, Hoots and Hellmouth, and Donna The Buffalo, plus so many great Philly bands, too many to list.

We are gearing up for 2013 now. We have a handful of show announcements, with many more too come. We’re starting the year off Friday, January 18th at the DeCafe in Mooretown, NJ. Check out the full list on our tour page. We will have more shows to announce in the coming weeks.

We are planning a BIG show at The Queen on March 29th with our good friends The Sermon. This is not to miss.

Final shows of 2012: Milkboy Philly, vinyl sale

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

It’s been a great year and we can’t thank everyone enough for the generous support. We only have two shows left and we need you all to help us go out with a bang!

12/14 Brickette Lounge
12/15 MilkBoy Philly w/Levee Drivers and The Lawsuits (get tickets)

At the MilkBoy show we’ll be having a merch blowout too! We will be selling $10 Story Of The Rifle vinyl’s! The album comes with a download card AND you will get another Mason Porter CD of your choice!

Mason Porter at MilkBoy Philly

Blizzard Schmizzard

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

After two snowed-out CD Release Party’s (12/19, 2/6) we decided to take matters in to our own hands last night and have it at Tim’s house in West Chester. A couple dozen folks from town schlepped though the snow to Tim’s for the party. With plenty of beverages to go around and the excitement of the snow storm we had a pretty rowdy bunch on our hands. We got started promptly at 9pm and played our Thunder In Valley album in it’s entirety for the first time. We also streamed the show live on the internet dubbing it the SnowCast!

This band has a history with snow, that’s obvious, but it goes back further than this winter. Yesterday while I was looking out at the blowing snow I was reminded of another snow storm we had a few years ago. It happened to be the night Paul and I met. I came into town with Jesse and we went down to Gee’s deli. They were closing down for the night and having a party in the store. We brought our instruments, played songs and got snowed in. Out of a handful of late nights like this one the band was born that winter. We got Tim on board and booked our first gig at Rex’s soon after. It’s three years later now and the band has grown into something very special and we’re great friends.

I got a text yesterday from a friend it read, “Dude, next time you reschedule a cd release I’m planning a ski trip”. We have an exciting year ahead of us and plenty of more shows on the schedule. We’re not sure yet if we’re going to call any of them a “CD Release Party”.

So maybe these storms weren’t what we wanted to happen but we sure had a great time last night. Thanks to everyone who came to the show and watched the SnowCast. If you missed it, or want to see it again, the SnowCast is saved and is viewable anytime here.