Veteran artist Stuart Mason is known for his authentic vocals and nimble skills 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 Songwriter’s Association).
He is a member of the Celtic band Molly’s Revenge, and has performed at festivals in China, Scotland, Ireland, and many of the United States. He also tours with old time bluegrass band Little Black Train, singer Colleen Raney, and in a duo with fiddler John Weed. John and Stu will be releasing a duo album in the first half of 2017, and have recently expanded their performance repertoire to include contra dances and library presentations. When not gigging, he teaches, writes, and builds websites. His music blog Fiddlefreak is nine years old.
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