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Willy Mason /Decemberists in Birmingham & N.O.

RELEASED ON VIRGIN UK FEBRUARY 21 2005, WHERE THE HUMANS EAT, WILLY MASON'S DEBUT, IS ABOUT TO GO GOLD IN ENGLAND. Currently in the Top 40 on the UK's record sales charts and on the verge of going gold, Where the Humans Eat has been wowing British audiences for months. With overseas accolades pouring down on this small-town Martha's Vineyard native, young Willy Mason is a wonder boy poised for a long, fruitful and important career. As he gears up to tour the US this summer, we can easily envision him climbing even greater heights.

When Willy's on the stage, he's a charming, graceful troubadour with warm
eyes, and when Willy's on the stereo he¹s a rising star. He'll take the
stage with a smile and smirk, and disarm the stiffest crowds in a matter of
mere moments by delivering music easily cherished by all crowds and


5/9/05 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
5/11/05 New Orleans, LA @ Twi-Ro-Pa
5/12/05 Birmingham, AL @ Work Play Theater
5/13/05 Nashville, TN @ Exit/Inn
5/14/05 Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall

Where the Humans Eat is a sweet and soulful testament to youth's subtle,
inherent brilliance. This is no ordinary 20-year-old -- And, full of universally understood,
nuanced intricacies, Where the Humans Eat is no ordinary album.

"Equal parts hobo and Holden Caulfield, nineteen-year-old Willy Mason blends
precocious lyricism, spare, jangly guitar, and a world-weary voice that
sounds older than his years. The result is a heartfelt folk rock..." - Rolling

"...Where the Humans Eat is a stripped-down magnum opus of folk songs arranged
over a bed of bouncing blues riffs and shuffling, down-home percussion. His
earnest voice, which manages to evoke both the late Johnny Cash and
Coldplay¹s Chris Martin, wraps around intricately crafted lyrics that tackle
big subjects like spirituality, nature, and love." - Interview

"...the signer exudes an unanticipated maturity and confidence in his
songwriting ­ on par, arguably, with lyrical mastermind Leonard Cohen and
devotional folk-rocker Bruce Cockburn." - Nylon


Willy will hit the UK festival circuit this summer, as well as Bonnaroo and
Austin City Limits!

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by Saddle Creek/ADA.

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