"Mason, a stunningly gifted young singer and songwriter. Mason has received critical acclaim for his debut CD Up, Up, Up, which is comprised entirely of original compositions. Mason spent his childhood accompanying his dad to fiddlers’ conventions, music festivals, concerts, and jams, where he soaked up not only his father’s music but that of countless others"- Virginia Folklife Program

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"Today Stokes County has a host of nationally recognized musical talent carrying on the tradition of excellence...

including rising star Mason Via."

--The Oxford American

“HIS VOICE RINGS WITH THE ROOTS OF BLUEGRASS AND OLD-TIME MUSIC,” - BLUEGRASS TODAY

 "The Mason Via Band is among the next wave of young musical talent coming out of Stokes County and the Piedmont of North Carolina.  Using a combination of impressive musicianship with strong vocals, the group has a dedicated following that is growing with every performance.  Equally impressive are the selections of uniquely crafted original songs along with cover favorites using a new twist.  A new young groove, with an authentic sound, The Mason Via Band is no longer following the musical trends, but setting their very own."  
            --Stokes County Arts Council

​Mason Via

"Hey Don’t Go" serves not only as a musical exploration of holding on despite the odds but also as the perfect showcase for Via’s distinctive style. Known for his energetic stage presence and compelling songwriting, Via captures the essence of growth and resilience. His ability to intertwine light-hearted tunes with profound narratives has quickly made him a notable figure in Nashville’s burgeoning Americana scene.”- Grateful Web

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"Mason Via is a talented song-writer and multi-instrumentalist from North Carolina, making his mark across the region in coffee houses, concert venues and festivals and was the winner of Shakori Hills’ Fall 2014 band contest. With an impressive group of supporting musicians, you will hear an eclectic blend of funky folk, blues and jazz influenced covers that will make you want to get up and boogie. But his original compositions are the most surprising! Check out his first CD!" 

--- Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival

"Via is carving out his own slice of Americana with the release of his very first single as a solo artist since stepping out on his own from the band Old Crow Medicine Show, who he played, recorded, and toured with for three years. “Hey Don’t Go,” beautifully touches on the experience of clinging to a moment despite the inevitable that it will come to an end. Like the fading of a memory or a cigarette burning out, the passing of life’s seasons is unescapable. Via, himself, is experiencing firsthand a change of season in his own life as he embarks on the next chapter of his artistic career. His delivery of the song showcases that he is not merely singing, “Hey Don’t Go,” but that he has lived it. The song challenges listeners to not take the present for granted and leaves us drenched in a fountain of nostalgia for moments that are passing right before our eyes."- Americana Highways

"​Mason Via is transcending musical genres with his unique brand of what has been described as Appalachian funky folk, soulful acoustic, rhythm and bluesgrass and groovy Americana. An eclectic mix of Appalachian string instrumentation, and soulful vocals mixed with powerful songwriting. But it’s his country roots that come through the loudest and clearest when he hits the stage. No surprise really when you learn that the Danbury, North Carolina, native grew up in the shadow of Hanging Rock State Park in rural Stokes County on the banks of the Dan River. 

---- ​The Huffington Post

"Mason Via brings down home mountain soul with his roots-driven acoustic music. ”

- Floydfest

When you think about the current popularity rising around bluegrass and its culture, for years the conversation has at length been dominated by the steel-driving break out stories of Chris Stapleton, then Billy Strings. But who is the next pioneer to represent an untapped demographic well? Many Nashville legends would suggest; Grammy-nominated artist, Mason Via.

Since Via’s original album release with Mountain Fever Records, New Horizons, he has taken the bluegrass and americana scenes by storm. He was listed by NPR as one of the top 10 bluegrass artists thriving in modern Nashville. In the past three years, he has been touring as the youngest member of Old Crow Medicine Show, guitar-picking, singing, and songwriting on their newest Grammy-nominated album, Jubilee. His songwriting can also be seen on Molly Tuttle’s recent Grammy-winning album, Golden Highway, with “Down Home Dispensary,” and on Del McCoury’s grammy nominated album, Almost Proud, with “Brown Paper Bag.”


Via has toured and performed in 47 of the 50 U.S. states, along with sections of Canada, Ireland, The United Kingdom, and The Netherlands. Some highlights include: Red Rocks, The Grand Ole Opry, The Ryman Auditorium, the O2 Arena in London for C2C Fest, and the Eagles Stadium opening for Luke Combs. During these travels he has shared stage time with the likes of Willie Nelson, Dierks Bentley, Sierra Ferrell, Steve Earle, Turnpike Troubadours, Keb' Mo', Margo Price, Amos Lee, Drew Holcomb, Cam, Brittany Spencer, Allison Russell, Shovels & Rope, Jerry Douglas, Gov’t Mule, Mike Gordon of PHISH, and many more.

Now Mason Via is blazing a new trail, with a brand new solo record in tow,

heading out with his own music and his own band to a town near you!