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Myrna Loy E-News


May 5, 2017 - 7:30


Masontown, a 4-piece Americana jamgrass band from the hotbed of the Colorado roots music scene. Masontown is headed by lauded fiddle champion and singer Natalie Padilla, Bozeman native and National Old-time Fiddle Competition winner—at age 8. She’s joined by veteran bluegrass mandolin player and composer Mike Canney, Colorado flatpicker Eric Wiggs, and diverse bass artist Bradley Morse.

Masontown’s sound is an intentionally untraditional take on the American acoustic tradition. The group unites the sounds of bluegrass, old-time, folk, and new acoustic music into a sonic melting pot that hearkens back to our deep musical traditions while remaining defiantly modern in conception. Echoes of the poignant exploration of the Matt Flinner Trio blend with the fierce drive of Bill Monroe and the plaintive song-craft of Cahalen Morrison and Eli West. It’s no surprise that the members of Masontown have shared the stage with many of these musical icons that their sound evokes.