The Wake Forest Listening Room

An Evening with Mason Via

All Ages
Friday, June 06, 2025
Doors: 6:45pm Show: 7:30pm

“Mason Via brings down home mountain soul with his roots-driven acoustic music. 
His vocals are as sweet as dandelion wine.”
– 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.

“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

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