You might know Mason Via as a member of Old Crow Medicine Show (which he made his Grand Ole Opry debut with). You also may have seen him on a past season of American Idol, in which he made it into the Top 40 finalists. Mason also had songs hit the Bluegrass and Grassicana charts with his last album on Mountain Fever Records. On top of all that, legendary artists such as Del McCoury, Molly Tuttle, and more have recently recorded Mason’s original songs on their latest albums.
Mason grew up in Danbury, North Carolina, going to fiddler’s conventions and music festivals around North Carolina and Virginia, where he was steeped in the rich Appalachian culture that surrounds that area. Picking and singing from an early age, Mason combines soulful high lonesome singing with virtuosic instrumental prowess. Mason’s lyrics are also considered by many to be the driving force behind his music, and he recently co-wrote over half the songs on the recent Old Crow Medicine Show album, Jubilee. You can see him still performing with Old Crow Medicine Show or working on a solo project.