Paddyfest Country Concert Series
Friday Night with JoJo Mason
Friday, March 16, 2018 - Listowel Memorial Arena - Doors open at 9 pm
Jojo Mason (born February 26, 1990 in Regina, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian country music singer-songwriter. Mason moved to Victoria, British Columbia in 2004 to play hockey at the junior (Saanich Jr Braves, VIJHL) ranks but suffered a herniated disk.
Later, he met songwriter/producer Dan Swinimer and worked on developing his vocals. He signed to Manicdown Productions in 2014 and released his debut single, "It's All Good", in early 2015. It reached the top 10 on the Billboard Canada Country chart. Mason's second single, "Good Kinda Love", was released in November 2015. He signed to 604 Records for the release of his third single, "Red Dress", in May 2016.
Fast forward to 2017, JoJo now has 4 Top 20 singles under his belt and has released his highly anticipated debut album “Both Sides Of The Bar”. He spent the summer touring and playing to fans country wide.
His latest single “Something To Wrap My Heart Around” was his highest charting single, peaking at #8 on the Canadian Country Charts and quickly became a crowd favorite at his live shows.
--- Opening for JoJo Mason ---
Eric Ethridge’s brand started to gain serious momentum in 2015 after the release of a series of orchestra country-pop covers, one of which garnered him a mention in Rolling Stone Magazine. Subsequently his social media presence enjoyed a drastic increase with over 275,000 YouTube hits and an increase to over 1500 YouTube subscribers. In August of 2015 Eric was the runner-up in the Boots and Hearts emerging artist showcase, and has since had continued interest from both American and Canadian record labels. In early 2016 Eric was selected by a panel of industry professionals from across Canada to be one of the top 6 finalist for the CCMA Discovery Program. After a final showcase of the top 6 emerging artists, Eric then went on to win the 2016 CCMA Discovery Award.