So I meant to post this a couple of weeks ago, but I'm just now getting around to putting it up. Mason Jennings, who up until recently held the title of the current greatest singer-songwriter of our generation (Josh Ritter has a slight edge at the moment), is moving up in the world. He has signed on to Jack Johnson's record label Brushfire Records in advance of releasing his much anticipated new album in May.
I'm so excited to hear the new stuff as a follow up to his fantastic 2006 release, Boneclouds. Mason has really begun to make a name for himself, getting featured twice on the amazing soundtrack for the Dylan biopic, I'm Not There. He will be playing at Bonnaroo this summer as well as embarking on a European tour with Jack Johnson and G. Love & Special Sauce.
Mason is known for his thoughtful lyrics (even I listen to his words) and his beautiful acoustic arrangements, combining to showcase a truly authentic Minnesotan persona. Jack Johnson has taken a personal liking to Mason's work, covering Mason's upcoming song "Buddha" at the tail end of his video for "Sleep Through the Static."
Enjoy some of Mason's work off Boneclouds at his Myspace page.