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Real Sisters Talk has a conversation with Mason Williams, a musical legend. He is most widely known as composer and recording artist of mega hit Classical Gas, which won five Grammy Awards. It has logged over three million broadcast performances to become the number one all time instrumental composition for air play in BMI’s repertoire. He also recorded Classical Gas with Mannheim Steamroller on the American Gramophone label--it was nominated for a Grammy and went Gold!
Under his own label, Skookum Records, Mason released EP 2003: MUSIC FOR THE EPICUREAN HARKENER, which has received a Grammy Nomination for Best Pop Instrumental Album.
Throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s, Mason created and performed concerts for band and orchestra; “SYMPHONIC BLUEGRASS” was performed with over 40 major symphonies. “OF TIME AND RIVERS FLOWING,” a chronological river of music encompassing the realms of classical, folk, minstrel, gospel, jazz, country, pop, and contemporary rock. His “A GIFT OF SONG” Holiday Pops concerts featured music from his Christmas album and various community artists and choirs.
Recent honors include an Honorary Doctorate of Music from his Alma Mater, Oklahoma City University and in 2000, Mason was officially designated the Musician Laureate for the State of Oregon.
Also on the show the winner of the Jammin' Challenge in Seattle, Jake Nannery!
It's good to talk.