Hurricane Mason

Hurricane Mason

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

High flyin hard rockin' earth music from the heartland!

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Biography

Feel the passion, soak in the energy! This is high flyin’, down and dirty flannel shirt blue jean rockandcountryroll for the fans. “Hello!, (insert your city here), we’re Hurricane Mason from Tulsa, OK…”how ya doin’?”

The award winning rock-with-roots act Hurricane Mason is a band whose refreshing originality and superhuman work ethic puts them in a class all their own.
Come see a show and you’ll be taken on a trip through who’s who of rock with a few twists around the bend of the long dusty backroads where the black cactus grows and “The Dukes of Hazzard” meet Skynyrd Van Waylon.

Their wide range of original takes on well known material from the golden age of rock has found them appreciative audiences from all walks of life.

Bankers, doctors and lawyers line up beside cowboys, hippies, bikers, college kids and party girls to bask in the glory of muscular, anthemic stadium rock brought together by this unique triumvirate.

This is a highly original act who uses cleverly arranged covers to open up the ears of the audience to their extensive catalog of original music that continues to generate fans from their home town of Tulsa, OK to the far corners of the internet.

Passion, creativity and fire collide to bring you a thirst-quenching rock show rife with pounding drum beats, blistering solos, emotive vocals, and super skilled bass playing.

They have firmly established their claim on the title of Tulsa’s Hardest Working Band.
Since 1999 they played over 1000 gigs, released award winning albums, supported local charity events and took their music to the masses with astounding frequency all over OK, TX, AR and KS.

PRESS QUOTES
"When musicians come to the Cain's, they bring their "A" game. You won't want to miss it this month when local boys Hurricane Mason open for guitar legend Robin Trower.

"More Lynyrd Skynyrd and Molly Hatchett Than Robert Earl Keen or Bob Childers, these guys are not your typical red dirt band. They bring a certain bluesy bad-ass-ness that some of their regional brethren seem to lack..." The Current, June '09

"This is arena rock done right; it’s epic, emotional, and triumphant. The riffs are plentiful on these two slabs of rocking delight." StonerRock.com

"An exceptional down and dirty, salt of the earth rock-n-roll band from Oklahoma….Hurricane Mason recalls Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Deep Purple, AC/DC and The Black Crowes even as they establish themselves as a top shelf band in their own right."
Ronan Chris Murphy, Grammy Nominated Producer/Mix Engineer, Los Angeles, CA

"...Hard work, regular gigs and a solid new cd prove that there's still room for good old-fashioned, blood, sweat and tears rocknroll. Hurricane Mason is the working man's rock band." Gary Hizer, Urban Tulsa Weekly

“These guys will have you tearing up the dance floor all night long!” Amarillo, TX Edge Monthly

"One hard working band, these guys. Their latest disc builds on their "heartland rock" sound. What really stands out amidst the southern rock and blues vibes, though is a resurgence of the classic "Tulsa Sound". Sometimes every thing comes full circle." Urban Tulsa Weekly "05

"It's Only Miles" offers listeners well-played and well-written tunes that reflect Mason's and the band's spectrum of influences.” John Wooley, Tulsa World. "05

"This one (2005's It's Only Miles) was up for "Album of the Year"!" Stan Moffat, Payne County Line Promotions,"05

"These Tulsa, Oklahomans sound badass: "Head Up in the Clouds" is a good, long 8:13 choogle about getting' nekkid in New Orleans that stretches out into a winding Allman-esque ending; "Killin' Machine" is a heavy brooder with a Nazareth-style buildup; and "Spare Change" an open-road biker ballad that steps on the gas. Is this what Springsteen's pre-debut-album Jersey Shore metal band Steel Mill sounded like?
Chuck Eddy, Village Voice, NYC "03

“An entire album dedicated to over the top guitar playing and Mason’s Leon Russell meets Ozzy and Axl Rose vocals…” Tasteful guitar work revealing a strong Allman Brothers and Santana influence, Mason effortlessly packs the last 35 years of blues-rock grind into Cast Iron’s retro rock stylings…” Urban Tulsa Weekly "02

“Well written lyrics and awesome chops. The pictures he paints with his words are very vivid. This album will rock your soul and take you on a “Magic Carpet Ride.” Stan Moffat, Payne County Line Promotions "02

Television appearances:
-Up Late w/ Ben Sumner CW12/19
Closing Act:
Oct 2007, Sept 2008
interview June 2009

-Rt. 66 Music Shop
Cox Cable 3
June 2007
30 minute documentary featuring live in studio performance as well as interviews with the band from the Hideaway Studio compound.

Radio appearances:
-Tulsa, OK 97.5 KMOD
Breakfast Club Zoo
live performance/interview during friday drivetime
Jan '04, April '04, Mar '05, Oct'06, Jan'07, '08, June '09

Grand Lake Live! 96.1 KITO Vinita, OK
aug '08, Mar '09, june '09

Lyrics

Nasty Rock N Roll

Written By: Matt Mason

I love the blues, I love a little soul, that's why I like playin' this nasty rocknroll

It's a lonely ride

It's the price you pay

It's Only Miles

NewsMan

Written By: Matt Mason, Shawn Montgomery, Ron Martin

Turn of the noise and turn off the fear
10 times a day and it's still not clear
sometimes you find that no words can rhyme
in a mixed up wasted changing time

black & white,
don't believe the news
the elephant man's got the mule kickin' blues

6 o'clock comes with a smiling lie tommorrow starts with a cold black sky
it brings me down and it shuts me in
so raise me up to see again

black & white,
don't believe the news
the elephant man's
got the mule kickin' blues
blood on the screen, blood on my hands
it's all my fault
so says the newsman

hear it on the radio watch it on TV pass the billboards 'long tired city streets
can't understand it no more lies today
distorted truth is what the newsman say

black & white, don't believe the news
the elephant man's got the mule kickin' blues
blood on the screen, blood on my hands
it's all my fault, so says the newsman

Sweet Home Margarita Bird

Written By: Matt Mason

When her 4th divorce was final she thought she'd have herself a lil' suaree

started gettin' the stuff together and lookin' for a band to play

this lil' ol' three piece band was jammin' at this place called the Stumble Inn when she approached the band stand three sheets to the wind

Play me some that sweet home margarita bird alabama stevie ray mustang she said "my name is Sally" and I'm needin' a ride
sweet home margarita bird alabama getaway mustang play this song for me 'cos I'm feelin' like a party tonight

"round all these blown down houses inside these brewpubs and these bars all those karaoke cowgirls think they are karaoke stars
they see a 10 piece band go to jammin', they can't wait to chime in, they'll take you aside or make ya step out side so you'll play the damn thing again...

Play me some that sweet home margarita bird alabama stevie ray mustang she said "my name is Sally" and I'm needin' a ride
sweet home margarita bird alabama getaway mustang play this song for me 'cos I'm feelin' like a party tonight

Stomp 180

Written By: Matt Mason

It's only bullets, it's just a gun
buy me some cheap wine let's have some fun
lifetime of anger built up inside of me still I keep on running chile some day I hope I'll see the light

big town sure is lonely you're just like a grain of sand keep your young eyes open for the players in the band
know "m gonna make it just dyin' 'til I try
it's that good ol' thumpin' music that get's me sorta high
stare at that big 'ol mountain mamma, think about climbin' till the day that I die

Sunshine Smiles

Written By: Matt Mason

Are you the shade or are you the light are you the boots or the heel...
are you doin' alright with what you know is right or do wasted sunsets re-appear...

oh, there'll be weeds in this garden of life chokin' all the good things blockin' the light

sunshine smile
everything is goin' your way
sunshine smile
dance like the sunflower soak up all the rays

are you the bull or are you the horns are you the t t t-equila or the worms...
get up from your gutter of shameless existence and celebrate just bein' born...

can't buy a ticket to reality you got tired of this life...
how your story changes when day turns to night...

sunshine smile
everything is goin' your way
sunshine smile
dance like the sunflower soak up all the rays

The Tail That Wags The Dog

Written By: Matt Mason

Scream, go on and scream are you caught in a dream or is this your worst nightmare...
light, go towards the light when you go out tonight and don't you fall elsewhere..

lie to me, lie to me one more time
the tail that wags the dog is alive and kickin'

why don't you take the gamble, you're burnin' up your days
where will you find salvation in all this hell you raise
your minds a twisted cavern played out in your charade
you'll be beyond forever in this bed you've made

tail that wags the dog is alive and kickin'

shame the name of the game
find someone else to blame for you shredded persistence....
bleed, when you cut it it bleeds and you sow the seeds for your poison existence

lie to me, lie to me one more time
the tail that wags the dog is alive and kickin'

why don't you take the gamble, you're burnin' up your days
where will you find salvation in all this hell you raise
your minds a twisted cavern played out in your charade
you'll be beyond forever in this bed you've made

tail that wags the dog's alive
tail that wags the dog's alive
tail that wags the dog's alive
don't tell me another lie

Discography

5 Alive / 2007, Hideaway/Ditchboy Records

It’s Only Miles / April 2005, Ditchboy Records

Cast Iron Constitution / May 2002, Ditchboy Records

Compilations:
2002 Jaycess Band on Boston, "Vacant" from Cast Iron Constitution

2005 Oasis Rock & Roots Radio Sampler Vol. 5 #3
"Between The Night" from It's Only Miles

STREAMING TRACKS / RADIO AIRPLAY:
XM Unsigned
CKIA-FM Quebec City, CANADA
Radio Antenna 2, Bergamo, ITALY
Blusiana/Netherlands
Magic Carpet Ride/Extreme Rock, Australia
BeauBFM Limoges, FRANCE
IROK Radio www.irok.com
97.5 KMOD Tulsa OK
95.3 The X, Ft. Smith, AR
91.3 KRSU Claremore, OK
92.7 The Zoo, Salina, KS
100.5 KATT, OKlahoma, City, OK

Discography is available at over 40 online download services worldwide such as iTunes (Europe, USA,Asia and Australia), and in retail network of 2400 stores throughout the USA and Canada through Super D distribution.

Set List

The band knows over 300 songs and rotate those around approx 40% original material from the 4 albums. We love doing all original shows..depends on the venue and what sort of gig it is. Casinos, private parties, clubs, store grand openings, concerts, whatever your occasion, this is a band that will deliver a rock solid show every time.
Here's a recent set:

Stranglehold-Ted Nugent
Thunderbird-ZZ Top
Slow Ride-Foghat
Space Truckin'-Deep Purple
Little Drops of Rain (orig)
Who Medley
Nasty RocknRoll (orig)