I don’t promote too many events here. I wholeheartedly endorse this one. John-Alex Mason was a good friend and brother in music to many of us in Colorado, and throughout the world he traveled in. His mission was to share his music – his own unique telling of the blues. To that end, he inspired school kids and grown ups. I am thrilled that the Colorado Blues Society has started this scholarship in John-Alex’s name and legacy. If you’re able, please contribute to this very excellent cause.
KRFC PRESENTS: COLORADO BLUES SOCIETY’S INAUGURAL JOHN-ALEX MASON SCHOLARSHIP FUND BENEFIT CONCERT
Simulcast LIVE on 88.9FM KRFC & krfcfm.org
Friday December 2, 2011
$10 Suggested Donation
Road 34 Tavern – 1213 W. Elizabeth St., Ft. Collins CO 80521
RONNIE SHELLIST <http://www.harmonica123.com/aboutme.htm>
CASSIE TAYLOR <http://www.cassietaylorband.com/#!look>
JASON DOWNING (Musketeer Gripweed) & FRIENDS <http://www.jasondowning.com/>
Colorado bluesman, John-Alex Mason (November 30, 1975 – October 19, 2011) was beloved and respected throughout the blues music community, and that was particularly true here in Colorado. Since his sudden and unexpected death this Fall, many in the state have been looking for a way to honor his memory and help continue the educational work he felt was so important.
John-Alex Mason took high school students from Colorado Springs to Mississippi for extended field trips that sometimes included visiting Memphis and New Orleans.
The Colorado Blues Society, a 501-c-3 nonprofit organization, will use the money raised in John-Alex Mason’s memory to further the blues music education of young Colorado artists.
KRFC volunteers and staff are hard at work compiling interviews, videos and photos of John-Alex Mason for the live show and simulcast in the week leading up to the event. If fans or acquaintances have a memory they would like to share, KRFC invites them to post it on their Facebook page <facebook.com/krfcradio> or email <email@example.com>.
Silent Auction items may be sent to KRFC c/o John Alex Mason Scholarship Fund; 619 S. College Ave. #4; Ft. Collins, CO 80524.
Social Media can reference this event on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/189511134465495/
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