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JoJo Mason returning to Lethbridge on headlining tour

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Rising country star JoJo Mason is excited about “The Future.” Mason is one of the happiest fellows you’ll ever meet.
“It beats the alternative,” laughed Mason, who returns to Average Joes, May 16 in his first headlining tour. He has played here with Gord Bamford as well as Meghan Patrick and the James Barker Band.

JoJo Mason returns to Lethbridge this week. Photo by Richard Amery
Mason has come a long way in the past three years, releasing  four top 10 hits including  “The Future” “ Edge of the night,” “Red Dress” and “It’s All Good.””
“I did three back to back tours with Gord Bamford and became friends with Meghan Patrick and toured with the James Barker Band,” he said.
“So if you saw my playing with Gord, then you’ll know what to expect. But I don’t want to spoil it. There may be some surprises,” he said.

“I’m so excited to come back, it’s been too many months since I’ve been there,” he said.

 “I like all kinds of music. I like to blend rap, soul music, R and B music and country music,” said Mason, who is excited about his  recent single “ Future,“ which he got  hold of through Meghan Patrick.

“She has been working with Mitchell (Tenpenny) and he’s one of the best songwriters I’ve ever seen. She brought this song to me and said ‘You have to hear this’ and I couldn’t stop playing it. I couldn’t get it out of my head. I really related to it. It really meant something to me and I’ll never sing a song that doesn’t mean something to me. So I asked her to ask him if he would mind if recorded it and he was right there with her and said yes,” enthused Mason who is not only excited about “The Future” but about the next single, “Better On You,” which he expects will be released on May 28.
“It‘s also one of Mitchell’s songs,” he said.

“I’m hoping  the next time I’m in Nashville, I can get together with him and collaborate on something of our own,” he said.
He is planning on releasing the two singles individually and then an EP later in the year.

But he’d rather be performing.
“I feel most comfortable on stage. So I can’t wait to get back there,” he said.

While he has a had a lot of  musical highlights, he also got to relive one of his childhood hockey dreams  by playing in the Vancouver Canucks annual Blue Vs White charity game and got to meet and play with  some of his childhood idols.

“They bring together rock and pop stars with some of the veterans of the Canucks,” enthused  Mason, who was chasing a pro hockey dream in Victoria before he injured himself and discovered a hidden talent for singing.
“That was so cool. I’m buddies with Captain freaking Kirk,” he enthused. JoJo Mason  and  Lauren Mayell play Average Joes, May 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance.

By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Friday, 17 May 2019 15:22 )  
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