Basement Rock Interview With Dave Mason
Basement Rock’s Glen Braget interviews Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member of Traffic and accomplished solo artist Dave Mason in November 2005.
Dave Mason first found fame with the rock band Traffic. Aside from Traffic, Mason has played and recorded with many of the era’s most notable pop and rock musicians, including Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix, Delaney Bramlett, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Fleetwood Mac, Steve Winwood, and Cass Elliot. Mason’s best known song is “Feelin’ Alright”, recorded by Traffic in 1968 and later by many other performers, including Joe Cocker, who had a major hit with the song in 1969. For Traffic, he also wrote “Hole in My Shoe”, a psychedelic pop song that became a hit in its own right. “We Just Disagree”, Mason’s 1977 solo US hit written by Jim Krueger, has become a staple of US Classic Hits and Adult Contemporary radio playlists.
Today Mason performs about 100 shows a year with the Dave Mason Band across the U.S. and Canada. He is also involved with Work Vessels for Veterans (WVFV), an all volunteer movement that provides veterans transitioning to civilian work with tools that have ranged from computers to boats to tractors.