Hall of Famer Dave Mason Comes to Grand Junction
As a singer, Dave Mason may be best known for the top 20 hit We Just Disagree. But, the fact is, his solo hits were a very small part of a rock and roll career that has spanned more 50 years. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer brings his Acoustic Trio to Grand Junction Sunday night.
Mason began his career at age 17 in a band called The Jaguars. Four years later he was etching his place in history with Traffic, the hall of fame band consisting of Mason, Steven Winwood, Jim Capaldi, and Chris Wood.
After leaving Traffic, Mason joined Delanie & Bonnie & Friends, and then teamed up to form a duo with Cass Elliott, who was doing solo work after the break up of The Mamas and the Papas. That duo was short lived and he became an original member of Derek and the Dominos.
Mason’s solo career would produce a handful of hits, including We Just Disagree and Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow. In the 80s, he recorded Save Me with Michael Jackson, and the top 20 hit Dreams I Dream, with Phoebe Snow.
Over the years, Mason has recorded with the legends of Rock and Roll, including Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Graham Nash, and Paul McCartney. Mason even spent some time with Fleetwood Mac in the 90s.
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Dave Mason and his Acoustic Trio will be in concert Sunday night at CMU’s Moss Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available at sandstoneconcerts.com or by phone 243-8497.