Tom Mason Bio:
Nashvillian Tom Mason splits his time between solo shows and Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers, his band of pirates who perform their original sea shanties at folk, tall ships, and pirate festivals around the world. In 2015 and 2017 they played the Filey Folk Festival in Yorkshire England and played Australia’s Port Fairy Folk Festival the Dart Music Festival and Brixham Pirate Festival in the UK, the Minnesota State Fair, Tennessee’s Pilgrimage Festival, and maritime, tall ships, and pirate festivals from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes. The latest Blue Buccaneers CD “Pirate Party” is their first to include cover songs, with some interpretations of popular sea shanteys and fiddle tunes.
In addition to the four CD’s released with Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers, Tom Mason has released three other CD’s of original music and the instrumental “A Slide Guitar Christmas”. He has also worked as an actor including Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s “Richard the Third” and the Broadway tour ofshow “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash”. Dave Marsh wrote that “Mason is as talented at tale-spinning as he is at fret-work”, and the Nashville Scene called him “One of Music City’s most engaging scoundrels”.