Sunday, November 9, 8:00 PM

Dave Mason's Traffic Jam

Traffic operated on the cutting edge of the late-sixties music scene at a time of rapid and remarkable evolution, and expanded rock's sonic palette. But whereas most progressive British bands were based in London, Traffic retreated to a secluded cottage in the countryside. A key component of Traffic's mythology is their communal stone cottage in Berkshire. It was here the group wrote and rehearsed material for Mr. Fantasy, and Traffic, among the more remarkable albums of the sixties. Artistically Mason had started the process of establishing himself. Like Winwood, he was a musical perfectionist, but their approaches were different. Rather than follow his ideals which would estrange him from the band, he decided to quit, even before the first album was released in December 1967 he left the band. He recorded a solo single, "Little Woman", released by Island in early 1968. The B side "Just for You" subsequently appeared as the opening track of "Last Exit". In pursuit of a solo career, Mason moved to the US, an environment particularly conducive for his creative talents, but when Traffic arrived there for their first tour in March, he rejoined Traffic with a handful of songs. "Feelin' Alright" was released as the first single off the second album, Traffic in October 1968. Mason's journey with Traffic was fitful, yet fruitful. Not quite a month after the release, Mason left the band again and it broke up shortly afterward. Steve Winwood joined the band Blind Faith, Mason Capaldi, and Wood teamed with Mick Weaver in the short-lived Wooden Frog. Traffic was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. Mason continues the Traffic legacy as the Dave Mason's Traffic Jam. VIP meet-and-greet tickets are available for the show. This is an opportunity to personally be one on one with Dave backstage. It is the chance to ask questions you have always wanted to know, shake his hand, have a chat, take personal photos and have memorbilia signed. A rare experience for any Dave Mason fan! Included in this package are personal pictures with Dave, an exclusive VIP laminate/Backstage Pass, and a merchandise item (item will vary depending on availability).

$30.00 plus applicable service fees; $155 VIP Meet and Greet Tickets are also available. Please call the box office directly for more info.

Visit www.davemasonmusic.com/ for more information.

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