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October 20th-Mason Summit
Born into a family of actors, musicians, & writers, 22-year-old Mason Summit has been making music for as long as he can remember. As a young child, he cut his teeth performing Johnny Cash covers at local coffee shops, accompanied by his father, the late Christopher Allport, whose sudden death in 2008 led Summit to songwriting. Inspired by multifaceted artists such as Buddy Holly, Brian Wilson, Elliott Smith & Jon Brion, Summit began producing his own material early on. To date, he has independently released four self-produced albums of original songs: Absentee (2012), Loud Music & Soft Drinks (2014), Gunpowder Tracks (2016), & this year’s Summer Cold, each of which has received critical acclaim from publications including revered alt-country authority No Depression. Summit has been lucky enough to perform his music at many renowned hometown venues, including Hotel Cafe, the Satellite, Silverlake Lounge, Genghis Cohen, Room 5 & the House of Blues. An ardent supporter of progressive social movements, Mason has also participated in events for Free Arts for Abused Children, The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the Autism Think Tank, & Everytown.