Unmet Needs

by Jon Mason

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released August 4, 2016

Jon Mason – vocals, guitar, harmonica, percussion
Mark Wilson – bass guitar, double bass, backing vocals
Weezey Jaye – drums, backing vocals


Esmé Acton-Stewart – cello
Richard Hall – piano, organ
Jane Harding – backing vocals
Bethan Prosser – violin
and courtesy of the University of Sussex Symphony Orchestra:
Laura Pritchard and Richard Pethick – trumpets
Kevin Tai and Adam Rashed – trombones

Recorded by the fantastic Ali Gavan at Brighton Road Recording Studios, and by Jon and Richard at home and work. Mixed by Ali at Brighton Road.

Cover by Paul Stapleton from Jon’s ideas. Photos by Jon, and Jane Harding.

This isn’t a solo album, it was made by everybody who was involved. Thanks loads to all of you for helping it happen the way I hoped it would. Extra special thanks also to everyone who funded it, allowing it happen in the first place – in particular Mum & Dad, Tor & Vic, Lin & Phil and especially Mike Gillibrand, Chi Hung Liu and Graham Woof (and Jon B and Phil E) for staggering faith and generosity.

Thanks also to: Luke Walker for moral support at gigs beyond the call of duty; Mike Reinstein for crucial encouragement; my fellow members of the Bandana Collective (Lawrie Stevens, Robb Johnson, Claire Rowland, and Bethan and Arv); Loraine Perrin for her time and kindness; Stephen Ringwood, James Hamilton and Mike Anderson; the staff of the Keep (www.thekeep.info); Railway Roots (formerly Hove Folk Club); Mark and Barry at Big Untidy; Moykal O’Bui at TOTHAS; Chuck Sj Hay and Lewis McKale at Hush Hush; all at the Greys; Grant Sharkey; Zoe West; John Forrester and Linze Maesterosa; Stephen Bad-Mother-Folker; Ben Fardon at StrungOut; Donald Shier at InBrighton Live; Alexander Voodoo at Artista; anyone else who’s put me on, who I’ve played with, or who said they liked my songs – thanks for the implication that this is a good idea!

And to Ruth, Bevan and Aela for all my life. XXX



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Jon Mason Brighton, UK

Storyteller and songwriter; grew up in Wokingham, Berkshire and now based in Brighton, East Sussex. I tell stories from myth and from history about people living their lives here on the Earth; but also sing and play folky-country indie-rock about history (again), politics, and modern life. Can also be heard playing in the Bandana Collective (see recommendations...) ... more

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