I See a Rainbow

Doc Mason

Acoustic Guitar and Fender Fretless Bass Rhythm Section with a handful of some of the finest, and most tasteful musicians I know weaving musical adornment around a wide ranged baritone lead vocal.

"I See A Rainbow," is collection of 13 songs, originally released in 2016. The title cut "I See A Rainbow," was written by me, and is about a dream I had back in 1977, which portended the conception of my second daughter. It was written in 2005, and was first played at my daughter’s wedding that year. The other original song on this collection is, “That Old Guitar.” It is as true a song as you will ever hear, and was written as I drove home in January, 2001 to visit my parents in Vernon, Texas, where I grew up. I had worked an all night shift, and the plan was for me to sleep while my wife, Debbie, drove. We hadn’t gone more than 10 miles when she was overcome with fatigue such that she couldn’t keep her eyes open. So I took over the driving duties as she fell into a deep sleep for about 3 hours. That is when it came to me and I wrote it as I drove. I played it for my folks when I arrived home. The remainder of the songs are a collection of tunes that I have long enjoyed, as well as selections that have come into my life more recently. I have taken time to learn to play, and have recorded many of the popular songs that I have personally enjoyed in my life. I play Rhythm Guitar on all the songs, and handle all Lead Vocals, as well as the Harmony Vocals. Since the original release, I have hooked back up with an old bandmate of mine from my early years of songwriting and recording between 1985-1994. He is a multi-instrumentalist and has added much to the originally released music. I have written and recorded songs that will total 10 full length records, to date, when all are finally re-released. I have self produced all of my recordings, allowing me full artistic control, all the while working full time as an ER Physician, and co-raised 5 children along the way. I have received my musical education via the college of hard knocks, and have honed my mixing skills to the point that I can say that this is the final mix. Finally, I can say this in all sincerity, if you like meaningful lyrics, sung along with clear solid acoustically grounded musical accompaniment, you may have just stumbled onto something that, if you give it a solid listen, will leave you feeling all the better for it. And, after all, I should know, I am Doc Mason, and making you feel better, and feed your soul, is what I have committed myself to do. One could say, it comes with the territory.

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That's Christmas to Me

Doc Mason

Acoustic Guitar and Fender Fretless Bass Rhythm Section, with emphasis on clear vocals and harmonies that invite others to sing along, all the while enjoying excellent instrumental support provided by a cast of talented musicians.

This is my most recent, re-worked, and re-mastered version of my Christmas “Record.” It is the final version of this 16 song collection of my own personal Holiday favorites. It had included three original songs, including the title cut, "That's Christmas To Me." In addition to “A Heart Full of Love,” and “A Christmas Feeling,” there is also an original song, "Christmas Back Home," written by my friend and multi-talented instrumentalist, Jim Christian. These songs were recorded over several Holiday Seasons, and it is my Christmas gift to you. I hope you will make it a part of your Holiday Season.

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One Heart at a Time

Doc Mason

Acoustic Guitar and Bass Rhythm section with plenty of harmony vocals, and tasteful instrumental solos, with lyrics out front and worth hearing.

A dozen or so years ago, I purchased, and set up a studio at my home in order to record a number of songs that had happened upon me over the course of my adult life, starting at age 35. That evolved into recording many of the songs that I have enjoyed throughout my life, and ones written by friends, met and made along the way. The common thread being, each one had made an impact on my life, my person. At times, it has been a profound learning experience, that is, giving life to the music in order to share with others. I have been fortunate to be able to get to know, and work with some of this country’s most talented musicians. "One Heart At A Time" is a collection of songs including three of my original works, as well as a song written by my good friend, and long time brother in music, Terry Clements. I proudly feature him performing his original song, “There It Goes.” I join in, singing harmony vocals. The players play. In addition, songs written by Walter Hyatt and John Prine are also included, as are other recognizable tunes. This collection was originally released a year and a half or so ago, in 2017. A year ago, I decided I needted to remix my whole lot of recordings, to get it right, in order to reflect how I have progressed in my knowledge of music production. I’m hoping you might take the time to listen, start to finish. In the end, you just might find that you feel a little better for having done so. I know it did me good to make the music. Enjoy!

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Hold Me When It Rains

Doc Mason

Acoustic guitar backbone, bass and drums, plenty of vocal harmonies, with violin and electric guitar adornments, accenting fresh original songs that will leave you with a good feeling inside.

"Hold Me When It Rains;” this particular collection of songs was originally released to the public in the Fall of 2011. It contains seven of my original compositions, while the remaining five songs are ones that quickly became, and have remained among my favorites throughout my little lifetime. This was my second independently produced “Record.” As I have continued to hone in on my craft, these 2018 updates are a culmination of what I have learned, and incorporated into my mixes. I function as songwriter / singer / rhythm guitar player, recording engineer, producer, and ultimately the guy who mixes it all together in order to make it sound as best as possible. That is what I am after. It has been a magical musical journey. I hope you listen, and like it. Then let people know. Thank you, Doc Mason

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Let's Go Get Cloned

Doc Mason

Original songs, self produced, maintaining an acoustic quality and vocal clarity that allows one to garner the substance of each and every composition.

We live and learn, and this, I truly believe, will be my last take on these songs which were conceived within a period from fall 1996 through spring 2004. Work and family time had led me to realize that the only way I would be able to document the songs that had come my way, would be to purchase the equipment, and do it on my own time. I did learn from my mistakes, and received my music production degree from the college of hard knocks. My knowledge regarding such music production, and my ears have evolved to this point, where I can proudly release this finished product. It was my first entirely self-engineered, self produced, and finally mixed by me, originally released in 2006. So it took me 12 years to finally get it “right.” That’s okay.

About the songs, with the exception of, "For The Shape I'm In," the first six tracks were written before September 11, 2001, while the remaining songs came to me after that date. If you choose to listen to this “Record” in it’s entirety, you may notice a change in the tone starting with “A Satisfied Man,” which was written around March 2003. I am a witness for the Muse, and like others before me, I know that the words come from a Source that sometimes speaks within the heart of man. I simply write those words down, and feel blessed. I have done the best that I can. That is all I can offer. Times change, but these songs will always speak to the Soul of anyone who takes the time to listen with an open mind. I know Truth is Timeless.

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Not a Day Goes By

Doc Mason

Acoustic guitar based sound, original stylings, focused on performing songs with lyrics that beg to be listened to, over and again.

Like Leonard Cohen, as I recently discovered, I was late coming into the "music scene." I was a married father of 5 children when, at 35 years old, I became entangled in the mystery of songwriting. I wrote a number of songs from 1985 until the Spring of 1987, when the well dried up. I did some performing during that time, recorded two "records," but I eventually became absorbed in the raising of children, and my job as an ER physician, as years went by. The songwriting magic reappeared in August of 1996, when after a 9 year hiatus, I wrote a song entitled "Hold Me When It Rains," on a hot, dry August afternoon amid thunder, and a pittance of rain. More songs would come over ensuing years, until I realized I would need to invest in recording equipment in order to find the time to document my works. I bought a Mac G-4 in 2003, and to date, I have produced 8 full length recording projects since "Let's Go Get Cloned was first released in 2006. Six of those were completed after 2011. I have mastered some of the projects more than once, released and re-released as my proficiency has improved. I am currently in the midst of finalizing re-mixes all of my self produced records. I have come to a point where I am satisfied with what I have produced, and I am convinced that what I take in to finalize at the mastering facility is about as good as I can do, and as close as it needs to be. This 5-song EP is the latest of my recordings, except for my song, "Not a Day Goes By," which I wrote and recorded in 2005. After all those years, I finally gave it the attention it deserved. I proudly include it with some well recognized classics, and an additional original song written by my BFF. I could go on, and will later. For now, I hope you enjoy my latest offering. Please keep your eyes open, and your ears peeled back in anticipation of the re-release of what I have in store for you. It has been one of the passions of my life. I truly believe, if you listen, you will agree.

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