Mountain Fever Records has announced Mason Via’s single, Colorado.
Mason is the newest member of the Old Crow Medicine Show and he recently made his Grand Ole Opry debut with the band and was a recent Top 40 finalist on American Idol.
He co-wrote the tune with Thomas Cassell from the progressive string band, Circus No. 9. Cassell recently won the National Mandolin Championship at the National Flat-Picking Championships in Winfield, Kansas.
The song was written about a trip to Red Rocks and Telluride, Colorado, and influenced by the sounds of NewGrass Revival, The Infamous Stringdusters, Larry Keel, and the original Mountain Heart – Mason Via.
Colorado takes you on a fun trip “westward bound, from the blue ridge to that rocky mountain side / higher ground, I don’t care how long it takes to climb / I’m headed for a land so free, headed for space open wide.
The Huffington Post describes Mason’s last album as Appalachian funky folk, soulful acoustic, rhythm & bluegrass, and groovy Americana. Those same sounds can be heard on Colorado, with Mason on lead vocals highlighted by his impressive guitar talents.
Mason is joined by stellar musicians including Thomas Cassell on mandolin; Nick Goad (Sideline) on tenor harmony vocals; Jacob Harbour on baritone harmony vocals; Alex Genova (Fireside Collective) on banjo; Sam Wiess – fiddle; and Ben Somerville on bass.
Colorado is now the second single release from Mason Via’s upcoming album coming soon on Mountain Fever Records.