With the official announcement out, Wide Mouth Mason is excited to announce that they will be joining the 52° North Music and Cultural Festival at the 2019 Canada Winter Games! Experience Wide Mouth Mason performing live along with a number of other fantastic Canadian musicians while the Canada Winter Games are underway. Wide Mouth Mason comes to Red Deer on February 21, 2019, taking the stage for an evening set.
Recently, Shaun Verreault of Wide Mouth Mason talked about how the band’s name has led to the knowledge that a lot more people than he’d thought took vintage jars and preserving fairly seriously. Which caused us to realise that perhaps there are new fans to Wide Mouth Mason who may ponder this question: “How did Wide Mouth Mason become Wide Mouth Mason?”
“We were a cover band playing mostly small town gigs. Blues musicians began to dominate our hours of rural drives, & heavily influence our original music, which we’d increasingly sneak into our sets as we gained experience.
Our early agents had suggested (and booked us under) various antiquated names that we mostly hated – like “Some Kind Of Ruckus”.
One night, between sets at a particularly seedy bar, we were having drinks from mason jars (the bar’s preferred delivery receptacle). I looked down at the raised words “wide mouth mason” on the side of my jar, & mentioned to Shaun that it reminded me of Clarence “Gate-mouth” Brown. By the end of that night’s last set, we were Wide Mouth Mason.”
Masonite Ashley D. emailed Wide Mouth Mason with this question: “Will all the Wide Mouth Mason videos ever be available on iTunes?”
“All Wide Mouth Mason videos for songs released by Warner Music Canada (WMC), are owned and controlled by WMC. Last year WMC informed us they would be re-releasing some of our back catalogue digitally. There was no mention of the videos, but we will make further inquiries. You can also make the request to WMC:
Thanks for your question and interest. We’re a band because of our fans.”