Willy Mason's "Carry On": Full album streaming now

August 15, 2013
Willy Mason is set to release Carry On on August 20 via Communion Records. In anticipation of the release American Songwriter is running an exclusive full album stream between now and the street date. Mason told American Songwriter, "The songs were written in and about the in-betweens of the universe and the recording process was an effort to summon the sacred dragon of electricity and ride its coattails to the great spirit. We rode pretty high and we all seem to have survived the fall." Willy Mason will hit the road this summer and fall in support of Carry On. The upcoming tour includes performances with Mumford & Sons' at The Gentleman Of The Road Stopover Shows and dates supporting Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. All shows are listed below.
Carry On, produced by Dan Carey (MIA, Hot Chip, Franz Ferdinand), is Mason's debut full-length album for Communion Records, the influential UK based record label co-founded by Ben Lovett (Mumford & Sons). The label has been home to notable artists Ben Howard, Michael Kiwanuka, Gotye, Daughter and more. Communion's love and respect for Willy was cemented through Lovett touring with Mason - seeing the new songs take shape and evolve live. Lovett says:
"Willy Mason is one of the greatest Songwriters of our generation. In the UK his music is held up with the legends, and has inspired many people I know. Moving to the US this year and establishing Communion further in North America, I have been stunned by how little familiarity there is with Willy's music, I am stunned by how few people have been touched by his songs. And this emotion, one of injustice, is exactly why I started Communion with my friends and partners in the UK in the first place...Willy Mason sings songs to your soul, and it feels good."
In celebration of the album release, Mason is offering fans the opportunity to download the album track, "Restless Fugitive", for free by visiting his website.
Willy Mason Tour Dates

08.20 - New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
08.23 - Simcoe, ON @ Norfolk County Fairgrounds*
08.25 - Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre+
08.26 - Louisville, KY @ Iroquois Amphitheater+
08.28 - Kennett Square, PA @ Longwood Gardens+
08.29 - Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion Outdoor Amphitheater+
08.30 - Troy, OH @ Troy Memorial Stadium*
09.04 - Austin, TX @ Stubbs Waller Creek+
09.05 - Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom+
09.06 - Guthrie, OK @ Cottonwood Flats*
09.09 - Birmingham AL @ Iron City+
09.10 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live+
09.12 - Saint Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live+
09.13 - St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Francis Field*
09.19 - Nashville, TN @ Americana Music Conference
10.01 - New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
10.02 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
10.03 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
10.08 - Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird
10.09 - Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
10.10 - Nashville, TN @ Marcy Lounge
10.15 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
10.16 - Madison, WI @ Frequency
10.17 - Rock Island, IL @ Daytrotter Barn

# Mumford & Sons
* with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
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