Molly’s Revenge 15th Anniversary Tour & St. Patrick’s Celebrations

Molly's Revenge

Molly’s Revenge

Molly’s Revenge
15th Anniversary Tour & St. Patrick’s Celebrations
March 6-22, 2015

3/6/15 San Luis Obispo, CA
3/7/15 Fremont, CA
3/8/15 Jolon, CA
3/12/15 Berkeley, CA
3/14/15 Dublin, CA
3/15/15 Pacific Grove, CA
3/17/15 Felton, CA
3/21/15 Redwood City, CA
3/22/15 Livermore, CA

Celtic trio Molly’s Revenge is celebrating their first March tour since 2011, and their 15th anniversary as a band with a tour of their favorite California venues. Molly’s Revenge is a dynamic, acoustic Celtic band known for its unique and infectious enthusiasm. Their arrangements of traditional Celtic dance tunes always leave audiences shouting for more. The classic combination of bagpipes, whistle, and fiddle, with a backdrop of guitar, mandola, and bodhran guarantees an enjoyable experience for all fans of Scottish and Irish music. Molly’s Revenge has performed at many of the top folk festivals and performing arts events in the USA, and prestigious events in Scotland, Australia and China. Their newest release “Trio” encompasses Scottish pipe sets, driving Irish reels, jigs, polkas, slides, and hornpipes, French Canadian fiddle tunes, and even a set of American oldtime tunes featuring Highland pipes. The band is:

David Brewer: highland bagpipes, whistles, bodhran
John Weed: fiddle
Stuart Mason: guitar, mandola

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UPDATE: New Solo Album

cover2-webMy second solo album will be titled Tradition. We are almost done with tracking, and we are just beginning the process of mixing, which of course will lead to mastering, replication, and promotion. The 15 pieces I’ve chosen are all traditional, and mostly songs, with two tune sets thrown in for balance. My fan fundraising campaign on ended on Valentine’s Day, with 89 donations raising a total of $5,745 toward production of the new record. My team so far consists of Steve Crimmel (engineer), Ryan Davidson (associate producer), Susan O’Leary (video), Ren Nickson (still photography), and of course the musicians: Tony Furtado (slide guitar), Ryan Davidson (bass fiddle, harmonica), Gary Arcemont (fiddle), John Weed (fiddle), David Brewer (tinwhistle), Kenny Blackwell (mandolin), and more to be added. I will be doing lead vocals on 13 of the 15 tracks and I play the fretless banjo, guitar, and mandola.

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My Apology Letter

What I Learned About Email Marketing

Recently I sent an email about my fan fundraising campaign to a new list I created using addresses I scraped from the lists of the bands I play in: Molly’s Revenge, Story Road, Little Black Train, plus addresses of our customers on our online Bandcamp Store. I was surprised and embarassed to receive the following email from MailChimp with this scary subject line:

MailChimp Compliance High Abuse Rate Suspension

“A recent campaign, “Tradition Kickstarter #1,” generated spam complaints at a rate that exceeded allowable industry thresholds … Noting that an above-threshold rate of spam complaints was returned for the campaign, we do have to ask that the full “Stuart Mason Mailing List” be removed from the account at this time.

” If you wish to provide subscribers with information on another brand or project that you offer, we recommend sending a campaign using the branding that subscribers opted in under that explains the new project, and provides the opportunity to sign up to hear about this new brand separately. Doing so helps to keep customers informed and minimize spam complaints.”

So–here’s a chance for you to opt in to my new Stuart Mason list. I promise to never again promote my own projects on any other list–other than reminding you about this list, rarely. Please sign up!


I apologize for any inconvenience this email mixup may have caused.

Thanks for your support!

Sincerely, Uncle Stu

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