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Thursday, November 10, 2011

CBS John-Alex Mason Scholarship Benefit Friday, December 2 at 8:00pm, Road 34 Bike Shop

88.9FM KRFC, Fort Collins Presents the inaugural John-Alex Mason Scholarship Fund Benefit. The fund has been developed by the Colorado Blues Society with the blessing of John-Alex's family to further the blues music education of young Colorado artists. We can't think of a better way for our community to honor his memory and continue the educational work John-Alex found so important.

 John-Alex Mason died as a result of complications from cancer surgery. He was only 35. John-Alex Mason was one of those artists that you would look to as a keeper of the flame, as he seemed to represent his generation so beautifully. Young, aspiring and wonderfully talented, he released 6 albums in his short life. He made his name as early as 2001, when he won the Telluride Acoustic Blues Competition. He appeared in music festivals all over the country and it seemed inevitable that his time of recognition was in the near future. This sadly was not to be.


  1. I'm in a state of shock B-man...we played with John at the Juke Joint Festival in Mississippi last April. So young....what a damned shame.

  2. Thank you for remembering John-Alex Mason. We hope you can join us for the John-Alex Mason Scholarship Fund Benefit broadcast wherever you are this Friday 9PM MST on