The Washington Post
Lend Them Your Ears Weekend Section Feature Article
"Mason is a triple threat as singer, guitarist and songwriter, and she's able to hold her own in both band and solo settings. With the Melanie Mason Band, she works an electric avenue traveled by the likes of Robert Cray, B.B. King, and role models Raitt and Susan Tedeschi, while a recent solo acoustic album found Mason convincingly covering songs by Robert Johnson, Blind Willie McTell and Mance Lipscomb, augmented by several strong originals."
"Poised for stardom, the D.C. area Melanie Mason Band is garnering plenty of press for its strong suite of original and classic tunes. Mason is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who excels as a solo acoustic player (as she did on her second album) and as a rousing electric player. Winner of the D.C. Blues Society International Blues Challenge and other awards, she shines with her group featuring Sam Goodall on bass and vocals and El Torro Gamble on drums. They were joined by Tommy Lepson on keys for her recent third album, Live at Blues Alley."
"The Melanie Mason Band is a hot blues-rock group fronted by a woman who sings and plays lead guitar – a new generation of Washington musicians beginning to wow crowds."
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"Melanie Mason can sing, write and play lead guitar–a triple sting she pulls off better than some who’ve been at it for decades."
Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival
"One of my favorite artists on either stage."
"Impressive Stratocaster playing with a sexy voice."
Ohio Marietta Red, White & Blues Festival
"I didn’t think it could get any hotter at our outdoor July festival – until Melanie Mason hit the stage."
WPFW 89.3 FM (Washington, D.C.)
"An artist clearly on the rise."
WRNR 103.1 Annapolis, MD
"Melanie Mason is destined to hit the blues big time, with skillful guitar work and intelligent songwriting…A talent poised for blues stardom."