South Dakota born, Berkeley based singer-songwriter Mason Blake will
make you nostalgic for the mid-west upbringing you never had.
Earnest lyrics are the stuff of folk music, but Blake's unassuming charm is something which could have only been cultivated in the heartland.
"We didn't get a lot of big headliners coming through Custer, South
Dakota," says Blake. "My influences were what my family played on the
stereo (Conway Twitty, Randy Travis, The Beatles, The Eagles, Zepplin, Metallica,
The Chili Peppers) and...