Music Scene: Hall of Famer Dave Mason, more



Other music events in the area:

Aunt Bee and Uncle Durty, 9 p.m.–closing Friday, Oct. 25, Trails Town Distillery, 240 Palomino Trail, Ridgway, 626-3060.

Flashback, 7–10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach St., Palisade, 464-1462.

The Shift, 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

Nick Pantoja, 7–10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, Suds Brothers Brewery, 127 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-9400.

The CDs, a Haunted Night of Drag, 9 p.m.–close Friday, Oct. 25, Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., ages 21 and older, 245-0995.

Bicycle Annie, 9 p.m.–1 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, Triple Tree Tavern, 201 Second St., Clifton, 434-9428.

John Scott Schultz, jazz guitar, 6:30–9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, The Winery, 642 Main St., 589-4553.

RetroSpectacle and Zolopht and the Destroyers, 1–6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, Edgewater Brewery, 905 Struthers Ave., take a lawn chair or blanket.

Zombie Hunter Party with the Jason Hunter Band, 10 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, Sabrosa Restaurant, 122 S. Fifth St., ages 21 and older, 257-9020.

Pops: The Texas Tenors and Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, Grand Junction High School auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St., $10–$35, 243-6787,

Run for Your Life, 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, Suds Brothers Brewery, 127 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-9400.

Jared Shaw and Friends, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave, Fruita, $10, 260-5413,

Project Groove and guest, 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, Blue Moon Bar and Grille, 120 N. Seventh St., 242-4506.

The Polkanauts, Bavarian-themed mix of metal, rock, punk and surf with accordion and polka, 8–11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, Blue Sage Center for the Arts, 226 Grand Ave., Paonia, $10 advance, $13 at the door, 527-7243,

Costume Jam with Kellen Michael, 9 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, Sabrosa Restaurant, 122 S. Fifth St., ages 21 and older, 257-9020.

A World of Folksongs and Romances, Western Colorado Chorale concert, 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 28–29, Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., $5–$15, 243-6787,

Goodman Unplugged, 7–10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St., 242-7253.

The Tankerays, 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

The Abrams Brothers, bluegrass, country and folk rock, Delta-Montrose Community Concert Association concert, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, Delta Center for Performing Arts and Education, 822 Grand Ave., Delta, single tickets can be purchased at the door after 7:10 p.m., $20 adults, $5 students, 835-4480, 249-9154, 921-4142,

Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer Dave Mason and his acoustic trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, in the Recital Hall of the Moss Performing Arts Center at Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St.

The bio link at is divided into six sections, each covering a segment of Mason’s lengthy career.

Click on “The Early Years” and readers can learn about the British youth’s struggle early on when he took a fall at age 5 and because of intense hip trauma, contracted a condition called Perthes syndrome. After more than 18 months — nine of those months in traction, strapped to a metal board — he had to learn how to walk again.

“Dave’s initial dream was to become a member of the Royal Air Force,” the bio said. “Yet at an early age, Dave’s talents and strength showed up more in creative endeavors. At 16 he began to play guitar and sing, and by 17 became a working musician in his first band called The Jaguars,” the bio said.

“The next year he formed The Hellions, where he struck up a lifelong friendship with Jim Capaldi. Capaldi and Mason later formed a group called The Deep Feeling, then through Capaldi, Mason met Steve Winwood and Chris Wood.

“The four joined forces to form what is considered one of the most influential bands of all time, Traffic.”

The “Traffic” section of Mason’s bio details the group’s success and its subsequent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.

Click on the “Guest Appearances” to scan Mason’s prolific credits and you’ll see him listed with Jimi Hendrix, Rolling Stones, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh and Fleetwood Mac, to name a few.

And finally, a click of the “Causes and Charities” link adds that “Dave Mason has supported many charities over the years that help with spreading the joy of music to those less fortunate.”


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