Dave Mason plays nostalgic concert at Bijou Theatre

On Sunday Nov. 9, Dave Mason brought the crowd to their feet at the Bijou Theatre. While Mason’s solo career included collaborations with a plethora of artists including Fleetwood Mac and Paul McCartney, he is remembered mostly for his involvement in the band Traffic.

Fans eagerly wait in line after the concert to speak with Mason and receive his autograph.

Dave Mason's Tour draws former Traffic Fans to The Bijou Theatre
Dave Mason’s Tour draws former Traffic fans to the Bijou Theatre

On Sunday Nov. 9, Dave Mason brought the crowd to their feet at the Bijou Theatre.  While Mason’s solo career included collaborations with a plethora of artists including Fleetwood Mac and Paul McCartney, he is remembered mostly for his involvement in the band Traffic.  In fact, his current world tour is entitled “Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam.”

Throughout the concert Mason performed 70’s Traffic hits such as “Feelin’ Alright”, “All Along the Watch Tower” and “Low Spark of High Heeled Boys”.  The audience was predominantly made of Baby Boomers who were fans of Traffic as they were growing up.

Berry and Scherri Resnick had a memorable experience at the concert.

“We ran into some old friends in line who just happened to have extra front row seats,” said Scherri. “And I got to hear music that I had not heard in 30 or 40 years.”

Berry was a huge fan of Mason and Traffic growing up, but this was the first time he ever heard him play live.

“All Along The Watch Tower was my favorite song of the night,” said Berry. “I [have known] that song forever, and he did such a great job performing it.”

Glen Palmer Sr. has been a fan of Mason’s since the 70’s, and his son Glen Palmer Jr. shares his taste in music.  The two live in Knoxville and frequently attend concerts  together at the Bijou Theatre.

“It was a great show and we really enjoyed it,” said Palmer Sr. “It was a great time for bonding.”

A Special VIP package was offered for true fans of Mason’s.  This includes backstage passes, photos and one on one time with Mason.  His performance was also followed by a free autograph session for everyone in attendance.

For more information on Dave Mason’s Tour, click here.

Edited by Jessica Carr

 

 

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