About

Originally from Rocky Mount, VA, Mason began studying classical violin when he was six years old. His first recital was held in his parent's kitchen on a stage that his dad built for him. Shortly after this, he landed his first gig as a strolling violinist at a local coffee shop. A couple of years later, Mason also began taking fiddle lessons, and after getting a few years of experience under his belt, he was joining in on jam sessions at fiddler's conventions and attending bluegrass festivals.

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Around the age of twelve Mason and his siblings formed a family bluegrass band called The Wright Kids, playing shows at local venues and Bluegrass festivals. While playing fiddle in the family band, Mason was also a member of the Roanoke Youth Symphony Orchestra.

After graduating high school, Mason began college at Shenandoah Conservatory to further his music education. While busy playing in orchestras and quartets, Mason realized that he had been away from bluegrass for almost two years. To remedy this, he went looking for a band to join. 

In 2009 Mason joined bluegrass band Lonesome Highway and would tour with the band for the next seven years. During this time Mason was also doing session work for various bluegrass bands and artists including Kenny Ray Horton of the U.S. Navy Band Country Current, and Grammy-nominated lutenist Ronn McFarlane.

In 2016 Lonesome Highway played their last show and Mason was once again looking for a band. The following year, Mason joined acclaimed Bluegrass group Audie Blaylock and Redline. 

Currently, Mason is touring with Audie Blaylock and Redline and does fill in work with other bands. When he is not on the road, Mason can be found in Winchester, VA, where he currently resides with his wife and daughter.