David Thomas Mason (born 10 May 1946) is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist from Worcester, who first found fame with the rock band Traffic.Over the course of his career, Mason has played and recorded with many notable pop and rock musicians, including Paul McCartney, George Harrison, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Steve Winwood, Fleetwood Mac, Delaney & Bonnie, Leon Russell and Cass Elliot. One of Mason’s best known songs is “Feelin’ Alright”, recorded by Traffic in 1968 and later by many other performers, including Joe Cocker, whose version of the song was a hit in 1969. For Traffic, he also wrote “Hole in My Shoe”, a psychedelic pop song that became a hit in its own right. “We Just Disagree”, Mason’s 1977 solo US hit, written by Jim Krueger, has become a staple of US classic hits and adult contemporary radio playlists.
Mason playing at the Canyon Club in Agoura in 2007.
In 2004, Mason was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of Traffic.Within the same year, Mason started a new electric guitar company with business partner and industrial designer Ravi Sawhney.
1970 – Alone Together (1993 US MFSL Gold UDCD 573)
1971 – Dave Mason & Cass Elliot (1987 US MCA MCAD-31340)
1972 – Headkeeper (1988 US MCA MCAD-31326)
1973 – It’s Like You Never Left (1995 US One Way A 26077)
1973,1974 – It’s Like You Never Left / Dave Mason (2007 UK Acadia ACA 8137)
1974 – Dave Mason (1995 US One Way A 26080)
1976 – Certified Live (1995 US One Way A 26078)
1976,1977 – Certified Live, Let It Flow (2011 UK BGOCD982)
1978 – The Very Best Of Dave Mason (1987 US MCA MCAD-31169)
1981 – The Best Of Dave Mason (1986 US Columbia CK 37089)
1987 – Two Hearts (1987 US MCAD-42086)
1995 – The Best Of Dave Mason: Long Lost Friend (US Columbia CK 57165)
1999 – Ultimate Collection (US Hip-O 314 545 086 2)
1999 – Dave Mason & Jim Capaldi – Live – The 40000 Headmen Tour (UK Receiver Records RRCD270 Z – UK)
2016 – The Definitive Anthology (2CD) (US Real Gone Music RCM0442)