Ray Mason, the Valley’s Neil Young
If there’s a mic and some place for him to plug in his old Silvertone guitar, you’ve got a good chance of seeing Ray Mason. The tireless musician gigs up and down the Valley several times a week and for good reason — he’s awesome. Mason, who plays solo and with the Lonesome Brothers, is a talented storyteller and songwriter with a gift for infusing humor and honesty into his roots-style folk rock. Go see Ray.
Ray Mason: Thursday, Aug. 3, 6-9:30 p.m. Free. Luxe Burger Bar, 1200 W. Columbus Ave., Springfield. (413) 785-5893. email@example.com.
— Kristin Palpini