Home For The Harvest, the new album from acoustic-roots band Mason Porter delivers a solid collection of new original songs. From rootsy up-tempo tunes to warm ballads and sparse folk, the album showcases the band’s unique sound and approach. Focused on subtle acoustic arrangements of guitar, mandolin and upright bass, members Joe D’Amico, Tim Celfo, and Paul Wilkinson present an engaging and personal Mason Porter, placing the emphasis on lyrics, melodies and their signature vocal harmonies. In keeping with reoccurring album themes of home, family and a sense of place, the band decided to record Home For the Harvest in their native Chester County at Noisy Little Critter Studio with long time friend and sound engineer Mike Bardzic. The album was mixed by Stuart Martin at Stonebridge Studio in Leesburg, VA.The album is now available for purchase at iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and many other online distributors.Free downloads of “Fill My Cup” and “Let Me In” are available at masonporter.bandcamp.comThe band is looking forward to celebrating Home For The Harvest with a release show on February 1st at the Ardmore Music Hall.
Philadelphia Americana ensemble Mason Porter debut a new single based on the Edgar Allen Poe short story “The Tell-Tale Heart”. The song was released today in celebration of Poe’s birthday. In their re-telling of this classic tale the band combines a dark, aggressive rhythm section with dramatic layers of strings to great effect and intensity. The track was produced by Brian McTear (Sharon Van Etten, The War On Drugs) at Miner Street Recordings in Philadelphia. Digital download and stream is available at the bands website www.masonporter.com
We recorded this really fun song based on the Edgar Allen Poe story “The Tell-Tale Heart ” this past weekend and are releasing it today in celebration of his birthday. Much thanks to Brian McTear, Matt Poirier and Matt Schimelfenig at Miner Street Recordings for this awesome recording. Please take a listen and share it with your friends. We’ll hope to see you this weekend as we start our first run of shows for the year.
1/23/16 – Pennsylvania Sound Summit – Berwick, PA
1/24/16 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY
1/29/16 – Keystone Lounge – Skippack, PA
2/05/16 – World Cafe Live at The Queen – Wilmington, DE
2/26/16 – Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PA