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Mason Rack Band Hits Agnes Waters Blues Fest For The First Time
The boys from Mason Rack Band are set to perform at this year’s Agnes Water Blues and Roots Festival which will transform the Agnes Water SES grounds from the 24th to the 26th of February this year.
Front man and lead singer Mason said this will be the first time the boys have played at the annual festival and will hopefully be the first of many stints at Agnes Waters.
“We have never played at this before Festival but we’ve heard that it’s filled with thirsty, vibrant music lovers so we can’t wait to hit the stage,” said Mason.
“We love bringing our unique sound to new places, and it’s a great time for us to explore new cities and towns, with our show at the strongest it’s ever been.
“Our DVD, ‘Live @ the Solbar’ has just been released and we can’t wait to bring it to our fans when we perform at the festival and expose our alt-rock, bluesy tunes to a new audience. “
The band who have just returned from their fifth, sell out tour throughout Canada, are adding the Agnes Waters Blues Festival to their already jam packed list of upcoming shows.
It's been a year of big journeys and greater accomplishments for the boys who have also been asked to take the stage at the internationally renowned Byron Blues Festival when it kicks off on April 5th this year, and are preparing for their first European tour when they perform at Germany’s Grolsh Blues Festival in May.
Mason said the band are set for a long list of non-stop Australian gigs throughout spring and summer In preparation for the European tour.
“We’re psyched for our upcoming gigs, like Agnes Waters Blues Festival and Byron Bay Blues Fest. It’ll give us a chance to show our QLD and NSW fans what we’re packing for our stint at Grolsh Festival,” he said.
The invitation to perform was music to his ears, with the trip to Europe opening them up to a whole new market.
“It’s very humbling to know our music and performances are loved in so many different parts of the world – especially considering we’ve all wanted to tour there for years, it’s incredible,”
Mason Rack Band pours out alt-rock tunes influenced by blues, southern stomp, swamp, rock and roots. The music is a collection of rock, blues and roots with flashes of Tom Waits and Jimi Hendrix, and roots extending to Ben Harper.
Limits of Grip is the album that the lead singer Mason Rack says breaks all the genre rules – a classic mix of heavy rock, blues, jazz and roots complemented by the modern flavours of country punk, jazz, alternate rock and reggae funk.
Influences include Tom Waits, Tex Perkins, Jeff Buckley, Ben Harper, Violent Femmes, Dave Mathews, Rolling Stones, and many old blues masters including Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy.
He has played alongside artists like Xavier Rudd, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Buddy Guy, Keith Urban, John Foggarty, Tony Joe White, Jimmy Barnes.
You can catch Mason Rack Band at the following upcoming gigs: Agnes Waters Festival from the 24th to the 26th of February and Solbar Sunshine Coast on the 2nd of March. For full gig guide or more information visit www.masonrack.com