New music: "Songs from When We Met"
Minneapolis singer-songwriter Mason Jennings started writing music when his six-year-old son saw an electric guitar ornament on the family Christmas tree and asked what it was. Since the late 1990s he's accumulated a songbag of consistently high quality, covering themes from personal to political to historical. A staple of outdoor festivals from the Midwest to California, Mason has toured with surfer-songwriter Jack Johnson and has recorded for his Brushfire label. His dozen-plus consistently fine albums place his experiences of love and family against the geography of the place where he lives. Mason comes to Michigan with a new album, "Songs from When We Met," about his partner, Josie. He calls it "a love record, a record about healing," and it's sure to please his many local fans. Fast-rising MIchigan songwriter Katie Pederson opens!