Mason's Tender

Mason's Tender

 Moncton, New Brunswick, CAN

An energetic group from the Maritimes with Irish and Acadian roots. Blending heartfelt originals with traditional and country/rock favorites. Lively and passionate this group has audiences stomping their feet for all things Atlantic.


Deserted CN railway shops, muddy river banks, the echos of battlegrounds on the marshes and the familiar sounds of Acadie bind the members of Mason’s Tender to their New Brunswick home. All of mixed French and English background - Mason’s Tender also performs a mix of East Coast traditional, roots, folk and country based songs forged from a shared passion of place.

Eager to profile the stories of the Miramichi River, and the industries of old, steamers, loggers, fisher folk and builders brought to New Brunswick by The Irish, English, Scots and French - the band found that most stories reflected the experiences of the other Maritime provinces but for some reason not their own.

Since then fronted by two-time ECMA nominee Bryon Chase (Banshee), the group has gone to pen originals depicting stories too good to let go down that river. New Brunswick has just as colourful a past from rum runners to the expulsion and they’re the band to share it. The grittier the better.

Mason’s Tender has performed for over 5 years throughout The Maritimes, a favourite at The Old Dublin and Old Triangle as well as corporate and festivals. From the New Brunswick Highland Games to Miramichi Irish Festival, the group combines East Coast flavour with a penchant for storytelling.

Chase has 3 previous releases to his credit (Banshee) and an appearance on a Warner Records compilations (Atlantic Standards II), has music credits on ED’s UP TV show with Barenaked Ladies Star Ed Robertson and has toured extensively through US and Canada including to the North Pole (Alert NWT) as part of a military show tour. This is Mason’s Tenders first full length recording and it is available in stores throughout Atlantic Canada.


self titled debut 2011

Set List

Recruiting Sergeant
The Boxer
Second Hand News
Drunken Sailor
Sonny's Dream
Rhythm of the Goat
Devil went down to Georgia
Bedlam Boys
Heave Away
Northwest Passage
Home For A Rest
Folsom Prison
I Had a Hat
The Rhythm of the Goat
Star of the County Down
Old Black Rum
Paddy Murphy
Whiskey in the Jar
Prohibition Way
Farewell to NS
The Rocky Rd to Dublin
Mary Mac
Barretts Privateers
Shipping off to Boston
Thank God Im a Country Boy
Just what I Needed
Fishin in the Dark

Original Music

La Terre de Nos Pere
Ring the Bell
Cast Off
Old Song
Weaker Man
Slow Life
Coldest of Days
Hard Fishin
Adamsville Revolt
Lake Huron
The Rain
Wanna Be
Home Brewin
You're Gone