Dave Mason is keeping busy during “House Arrest” these days. The Legendary Member of the Rock and Hall of Fame collaborated with some of his fellow inmates to make the most of the COVID19 opportunity. Dave Mason and the Quarantines features Mick Fleetwood, Michael McDonald, Sammy Hagar along with members of the Doobie Brothers.
Dave Mason, who is known as the gunslinger, and for good reason, played with Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, The Rolling Stones and Dave was a member of Fleetwood Mac. Dave was also a founding member of Traffic and wrote many amazing songs including “Feelin’ Alright” which he penned at the age of 22 on the Greek Island of Hydra.
“Feelin” Alright” is a masterpiece and one of the most covered songs in Rock History. We are all familiar with the “Rocker from Joe Cocker”, but artists such as the Jackson Five, Lou Rawls, John Belushi, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Grand Funk Railroad, ELO and The Black Crowes plus many others have contributed their interpretations to get their fans “Feeling’ Alright.”
“Who would have thought that this would go on to be covered by so many different artists and bands, you just never know,” reminisces Mason. “But what I do know today is that people need some hope and comfort and especially music, which is why I called up some friends to re-record a special version of the song. To do this remotely was somewhat challenging, hence the name ‘The Quarantines’, but the spirit of strength, hope and heart prevail.”
Mason‘s seemingly endless talents moved Eric Clapton himself to comment “I think he has a fantastic touch. I love the way he plays guitar. And his songs are great.”
Mason concludes, “We all miss performing live and it’s important to us to be able to stay connected with our fans (not to mention each other!).”