Confirmed so far are Wide Mouth Mason gigs on the following dates. Gig information will be posted as known and confirmed.
2017.02.17: Shell Theatre’s Performance Series (Fort Saskatchewan, AB)
2017.02.18: Festival du Voyageur (Winnipeg, MB)
2017.04.15: Fernival (Fernie, BC)
2017.07.09: Thunder Bay Blues Festival (Thunder Bay, ON)
Lyrics for Wide Mouth Mason’s 2011 album, No Bad Days, are now on the website. In the future, we may consider adding a fan component from the Wide Mouth Mason Fan Network that would allow fans to contribute and access guitar tabs for various Wide Mouth Mason songs. If this is something that would be of interest to you, let us know by commenting below! Got guitar tabs to contribute? Send it to our Chef de mission!
Now officially confirmed, Wide Mouth Mason is joining an eclectic music lineup that follows the 150th Birthday Celebrations in our Nation’s Capital. Tickets for the 2017 RBC Ottawa Bluesfest are available in a pre-sale that begins Thursday, February 23rd at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Wide Mouth Mason takes the stage at LeBreton Flats in Ottawa on July 15, 2017!
About Wide Mouth Mason
Wide Mouth Mason is a soul power trio comprised of Shaun Verreault (lead vocals/guitar), Safwan Javed (vocals/drums) and Gordie Johnson (vocals/bass).
Wide Mouth Mason’s newest release is entitled NO BAD DAYS (July 12, 2011).
“We’ve called the record ‘No Bad Days’ because it perfectly describes the experience we had making it”, says singer/ guitarist Shaun Verreault. “We worked on our 3rd record, ‘STEW’ with Gordie as producer [GOV’T MULE, NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS]. When we decided to make a more organic “live off the floor” kind of record, we knew he was ‘That Guy’ and we couldn’t be more excited about the results!”
This ‘live off the floor’ approach yielded stellar results on tracks like the break beat infused, “Shut Up & Kiss Me”, and the CHRIS ROBINSON penned “Go Tell It To The Waterfall” which also features FACES keyboardist IAN MCLAGAN.
“The band’s collective influences really came together on NO BAD DAYS”, says producer/ bassist Gordie Johnson, “you can hear everything from THE ALLMAN BROTHERS to the ISLEY BROTHERS.”
Check out the making of NO BAD DAYS… IT’S A MOVIE on YouTube for an inside look at their creative process. The guys even shot their own video for the song “Get A Hold Of You“, highlighting the sense of humour and spontaneity that is part of every live show.
Wide Mouth Mason’s unique approach to jamming has earned them two invitations to the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland (which resulted in the acclaimed 2009 DVD/CD release “Live! Montreux, Switzerland”) and tours with AC/DC, ZZ Top and The Rolling Stones. They became one of the first North American rock bands to tour China in the 21st century. Previous albums have yielded such hit singles as “Midnight Rain”, “My Old Self”, “Why”, “Smile” and “Change”.
With the release of NO BAD DAYS, check out their video for “Get A Hold of You” as filmed and edited by bassist Gordie Johnson!