Help Fund the New Americana Album from Stuart Mason


  • $10 or more: advance digital download of the album
  • $20 or more: two new TRADITION bumper stickers.
  • $30 or more: advance copy of CD
  • $60 or more: signed advance copy of CD
  • $100 or more: patron credit in album liner notes
  • $500 or more: executive producer credit in liner notes
  • $1500 or more: you get my vintage cowboy guitar, a gorgeous late 30s Recording King small-body archtop, sunburst finish, fully restored and professionally set up to play like butter. This is a rare, old timey axe that was built by Gibson for sale in mail order catalogs such as Montgomery Ward.





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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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Shows Added: Stuart Mason and Ryan Davidson

Stuart Mason with special guest Ryan Davidson
Songwriters at Play []

Thursday Jan. 22
Featured artists Stuart and Ryan play 45 min. set at 8:30
Opening acts at 6:30
Shell Cafe, 1351 Price Street, Pismo Beach, (805) 773-8300.
Price: Free (tip jar)
Sunday Jan. 25
Featured artists Stuart and Ryan play 45 min. set at 2:20
Opening acts at 1pm
Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Rd, Paso Robles, 805-226-8881
Price: Free(tip jar)
Ryan Davidson

Ryan Davidson

Stuart Mason is known for his authentic vocals and nimble skill on guitar, mandola, and banjo. He has won awards for traditional singing (Goleta Old-Time Fiddler’s Convention), mandola (Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Contest), and songwriting (West Coast Songwriters Association). He is a member of international touring Celtic band Molly’s Revenge, and has performed at festivals in China, Scotland, Ireland, and across the United States. He also tours with old-time bluegrass band Little Black Train and Celtic folk band Story Road, and performs with the Old-Time Fiddle and Banjo Show.

Stuart will be joined for these shows by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Davidson of Chico, CA. The songs of ​Ryan Davidson​ combine the traditional folk art of storytelling with an aggressive punk flair. His impassioned voice and energetic presence on stage command attention on any room. The Northern California native was educated in Ireland, and his songs strike a deep emotional chord that moves the heart while inviting the listener to raise a glass and sing along.

Stuart and Ryan will perform songs from Stuart’s upcoming solo album, a collaborative project of all-traditional acoustic Americana songs set for release in spring of 2015.


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