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    Willy Mason

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    1Gotta Keep Walking lyrics
    2Simple Town lyrics
    3Live It Up lyrics
    4Our Town lyrics
    5Fear No Pain lyrics
    6When the River Moves On lyrics
    7Riptide lyrics
    8The End of the Race lyrics
    9Still A Fly lyrics
    Where The Humans Eat lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Where The Humans Eat [2004]
    2If The Ocean Gets Rough [2007]


    Willy Mason (born 21 November 1984) is an American singer-songwriter. He is the son of Jemima James and Michael Mason, both folk singers who, according to Mason, have influenced his music. When Mason was five, he and his family moved from New York to Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. He later moved to New York City, playing mostly at open-mics and small venues.

    Mason's popularity rose after musician Conor Oberst discovered his music backstage at a Bright Eyes show. Oberst would soon sign Mason to his new record label, Team Love and release his debut LP.

    The first full length album released by Willy Mason, Where The Humans Eat, was recorded in Catskill, New York in early May of 2003. Songs were mostly recorded live with Mason singing and playing guitar (adding cello, accordion, and vibraphone in the studio) with his younger brother, Sam Mason, on drums. Mason wanted to capture the atmosphere of a live performance in the recordings, and tried to avoid rerecording songs: "I made a rule that we couldn't record any of the songs in more than three takes. It allows you to make mistakes and accept those mistakes. Listening back, sometimes the wrong notes are the best parts of the song, the imperfections are what keeps it spontaneous and live feeling." Singles from the album such as "Oxygen" and "So Long", and also the album itself, charted in the UK Singles Chart and Albums Chart in 2005.

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