Tearing up the stage doesn’t even come close to describing a Mason Rack performance. From the first wailing notes of his lapslide guitar, you know you’re in for something really special – simultaneously roaring then suddenly soothing. Rack and band mates leave their audience open-mouthed & begging for more.
The Mason Rack Band pours out tunes influenced by blues, southern stomp, swamp, classic rock and alternative music. Songwriter/performer Mason Rack is a natural entertainer (since six yrs old!), from a tapestry of slide guitar, deep broken glass vocals and story fuelled blues rock. In his own words: “I just want to bring the best, meanest, horniest, rockin’, swampy, smokey, blues music to my audience”. Three piece (guitar, bass, drums & torchy vocals) MRB was invited to the Adelaide International Guitar Festival in 2008 (& 2010), Woodford Folk Festival, and a festival favourite at several Blues on Broadbeach, East Coast Blues & Roots, Goulburn, “The best new blues/roots act ever seen” at the Toyota National Gympie Muster. Canadian fest goers were astonished by MRB in 2008 and 2009, promised return visits and attract devoted fans worldwide through airplay in Europe, Japan, Canada & USA. Mason won the 2007 Q-Song Award “Best Blues and Roots Song” for “Dust” together with Sydney legend Steve Balbi. From smooth ballad to raging raw rock, MRB burns hot, ignited by the power of Mason’s unstoppable energy, soulful voice and passion live on stage. And watch for those drum duels-eagerly anticipated by those that know!