Randy Mason is a seasoned musician and songwriter who performed her original music for over 25 years, mostly in the New York City club scene in such venues as the Bitter End, Kenny's Castaways, CBGBs, CB's Gallery, and the Cutting Room. Appearing solo, duo, and in bands, her melodic, driving rock and evocative lyrics, coupled with the sincerity and intensity of her performances, left audiences deeply affected. Her final performance was on February 17, 2002, headlining the Labor of Love charity concert organized and promoted by Lisa Sanders in New York City.
Her only recorded CD - the EP-length Halfway, through Night (released in 1998) - generated significant college-radio airplay, often charting in the top 10. According to program director Scott Dalton, at that time it may have been the longest-running CD in radio station WAIH's history. In addition, the mp3 of her song "Power to Be Free" spent time on Amazon.com's top 50 lists in both the Pop/Rock and Singer/Songwriter categories. In 2017, she released her song "The River Runs" as a digital single.
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"I saw you in person for the first time with your band at The Cutting Room... Your songs hit me like a ton of steel... Your words and your voice touched the very heart of me and brought tears to my eyes..." - Mike C.
"I was enthralled by your singing Friday night and want to thank you. The emotion generated by your performance was so enveloping that I experienced it as a personal catharsis." - Anita P.
From radio dj's:
"An excellent, undiscovered artist." - Jonathan Clarke, WAXQ-FM, NYC
"You must see this person [perform] live!" - Fred Geobold, WBAI-FM, NYC
Released in 1998, Halfway, through Night (produced by Bob Stander and Randy Mason) is Randy Mason's only CD. EP-length, it contains the following five songs, which can be purchased, downloaded, or streamed from all major websites and outlets:
1) What Is Real 2) Black Dove (of Dodona) 3) Power to Be Free 4) If I Can't Find My Way 5) Night (which had its lyrics included in Falling Back to One)
"A stunningly beautiful set of songs filled with catchy melodies and mysterious subjects...The CD begins with the upbeat WHAT IS REAL, a full throttle acoustic rocker that establishes Mason's songwriting ability and musical prowess..." - Mish Mash
"A gentle and musical talent that soothes. The lyrics are compelling and hard hitting without being graphic, they're subtle and intelligent. This is a five song record with continuity and a unique style - Mason blends her influences into a single consistent sound - a welcome aural delight." - earBuzz.com
"Ms. Mason shows us that she can rock...Halfway, through Night makes us see the truth in everything whether we want to or not. Randy Mason's sweet voice speaks with the friendliness of a folk singer and a brilliant forthrightness." - Music Scene
"The River Runs" - always an audience favorite at live performances - was first recorded in the studio in 1991 (produced by Lou Gimenez and Randy Mason). In honor of its lyrics being included in Ms. Mason's novel, Falling Back to One, she had it mastered by Ted Jensen of Sterling Sound before releasing it as a digital single in 2017.
Available for purchase (downloads and streaming) through all major websites and outlets.