Strings & Things Vol. 2 brings FREE music to Downtown Salem for two nights this September. Enjoy 2 stages over 2 nights in 1 city!
Thursday night, Sept 24th, Mason Via & Hot Trail Mix will take the stage at Olde Salem Brewing.
Mason Via grew up going to fiddler’s conventions and music festivals around NC and VA, where he was steeped in the rich Appalachian culture that surrounds the area. Picking and singing from an early age, Mason combines soulful high lonesome singing with virtuosic instrumental prowess. Mason's lyrics are also considered by many to be the driving force behind his music, and his vocals back up the deep emotion that his lyrics possess.
In 2016 the talented young man completed a Virginia Folklife Songwriting apprenticeship with his father, award-winning songwriter David Via. Mason has placed in contests and picked up ribbons at several conventions and festivals throughout the Blueridge. Mason Via was named the 2019 Floydfest OTR competition runner-up and is a 3-time winner of the Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival's band competition.