A West Virginia native, Greg Mason has been writing songs almost all of his life. "The first time I heard the Beatles at a very young age, I knew this was something I had to do. I would take the songs I heard on the radio and write new words to the melodies."
In high school, Greg joined his first band and began writing melodies and songs of his own. "We were big into punk music at the time and I had almost no knowledge of music theory so it worked out well for us!"
But, in 1987, a trip to the mall changed the way he approached his songwriting. "My Aunt and Uncle bought me my first Bob Dylan album and everything changed. It was like someone had turned on the light. I studied his timing and chord progressions and I learned to keep all the channels open and absorb everything around me. My songs are not only about what is going on inside of me, but what is going on with the people and events that surround me."
As his songwriting progressed through the 1990's, Greg played in cover bands in the bars and spent late nights recording his songs on an old analog 4-track.
In 2001, Greg teamed up with some old friends and recorded GYPSY DAVY'S first CD "Right On Time This Time". He then built a recording studio in his backyard and soon after GYPSY DAVY'S "Desparation Station" was recorded and released in 2004. Both CDs can be purchased at : CDSTREET.COM/ARTISTS/GYPSYDAVY
Visit Greg at WWW.MYSPACE.COM/GREGORYMASON
...revisits the singer/songwriter era of the early seventies...it's easy to imagine Greg Mason on a stool singing with his admirers at his feet. -Nigel Cuff, Gods of Music
...vocals have a Lennon-esque echoed distant feel to them... lyrics are gorgeously morbid... -Mike Beatham, Gods of Music