Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam will appear in concert on the Kuss Auditorium stage in Springfield at 8 p.m. Friday, May 2.
Mason’s impressive career spans several rock eras and includes work as a producer, performer, songwriter and guitarist.
The Worcester, England, native began performing at age 18 when he teamed up with Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood to form the legendary band Traffic. While still a teen, Mason penned the Traffic hit “Feelin’ Alright,” a song that became a global rock anthem and has been recorded by dozens of artists.
After extensive touring with Traffic throughout the UK and Europe, Mason came to the United States to pursue a solo career. His debut album “Alone Together” became a rock classic.
“I am very proud to present 2004 Rock and Roll Music Hall of Fame inductee Dave Mason,” said Stuart Secttor, executive director of the Clark State Performing Arts Center. “He is co-founder of Traffic and I recently saw him in concert in Nashville. He still has his great voice, he has tons of energy and he is great fun to see in concert.”
Mason is also involved in the program he co-founded, Work Vessels for Veterans (WVFV), an all-volunteer movement that provides veterans with the tools they need to transition to civilian work. He is also an official supporter of Little Kids Rock, a non-profit organization that provides free musical instruments and lessons to children in public schools throughout the United States.
Tickets for the event, priced from $25 to $40, will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Thursday in person, and by phone and online at noon. The office phone is 937-328-3874 or toll free, 1-866-PAC-TKTS. The website is pac.clarkstate.edu.