An evening with Willy Mason

Musician Willy Mason. —Courtesy Club Passim.

On Monday, April 1, at 7 pm, the West Tisbury library will host an evening of live music featuring Island singer-songwriter Willy Mason.

Willy Mason is a second-generation singer-songwriter raised on Martha’s Vineyard. He has toured internationally with numerous bands, and released three full-length albums since his first single, “Oxygen,” was released in 2004. Written for his music theory class with Jan Wightman at

MVRHS, it was picked up by a couple of U.K. DJs, and quickly made its way to No. 23 on the British pop charts. He still lives on the Vineyard, playing and teaching music, producing, and working odd jobs. He is currently building a workshop and writing songs for a new album, some of which will be debuted at this event. Known for lyrical writing in the vein of Bob Dylan and Townes Van Zandt, his newer songs experiment with rhythmic and melodic complexity and socio-philosophical explorations in the name of love.

The event is free and open to the public, and the special concert is sponsored by the Friends of the West Tisbury Library and the West Tisbury Library Foundation.