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Ray Mason - 2014 July 1 ~ Blackthorne Publick House ~ Easton, MA

... by Joanne Corsano ...

Ray Mason accompanying himself on Silvertone electric guitar; joined by Fred Jodsworth Boak on vocals on two songs

Set List

Sometimes In Love - Summer Kind of Thing - I Must Be In Trouble - I Took Too Much - Hiding in Plain Sight {new song} - Lunchbox - Got It Right - Since Him - Castanets - You Didn't Have To Be So Nice {Lovin' Spoonful} - Frozen George - Up But So Loose - Like Bugs Chewing on Paper - Reverb & a Zip Code - They Don't Make Records Like That Anymore - Monkey in a Convent - Eighteen {Alice Cooper} ... intermission ... Never Run Out - English Leather - I'm Only Human (with Fred Boak on vocals) - Magnet {NRBQ} (with Fred Boak on vocals) - Twice and Out - Please Translate - Liner Notes - When She Walks By - Baby Macaroni

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"Got It Right"


Ray Mason
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Another stop on the Endless Tour by western Massachusetts' King of the Silvertone, Ray Mason. This time he played in the corner of a restaurant, the Blackthorne Publick House, Easton, Mass., to a handful of rambunctious Masonites. I didn't sample the food at the tavern but all reports were favorable. Actually it's not true that I didn't sample the food; late in the evening the waitress brought around free maccaroons and they were delicious! I was also told this pub has a long history of hosting live acts, including at one time Aimee Mann (of 'til tuesday).

Ray is not only a splendid songwriter but he has a way of adding to songs that have been around for a while. His song "Liner Notes," about sitting in one's room listening to one's record collection, has gained a spoken word intro: the names of many LPs that young Ray liked listening to, once upon a time. There was one new song, possibly called "Hiding in Plain Sight," and a few from Ray's alt-country band, the Lonesome Brothers, including the audience pleasing and pretty silly "Frozen George." Cape Cod legend Fred Boak added nice harmonies on two songs. But the highlight of the evening had to be Ray's version of "Eighteen" by Alice Cooper, played with enthusiasm and conviction just before the intermission.

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