Vintage rockers Dave Mason and Three Dog Night at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

Chris Jensen

Classic Rock
Sept. 16 | Dave Mason | South Shore Room | Harrah’s Lake Tahoe
Sept. 23 | Three Dog Night | South Shore Room | Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

Two classic rock acts will perform at South Shore Room in the coming days. English guitarist Dave Mason left Traffic in 1969 to pursue a solo career in the U.S. In addition to cranking out hits like “Feelin’ Alright,” Mason has performed on many famous albums including The Rolling Stones’ “Beggars Banquet,” George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass” and Jimi Hendrix’s “Electric Ladyland.”

“I sell memories,” says Mason. “My audience has sort of grown up with me. I like to play guitar. I like the experience of being with the other guys making live music. It’s what I do. I’m good at it. It’s live. It’s now. Everything is in the present.”

Three Dog Night were formed in Laurel Canyon in 1968. From 1969 to 1975, the group scored 21 consecutive Top 40 songs, including three No. 1 singles and 12 straight gold albums with hits such as, “Joy To The World,” “One” and “Mama Told Me (Not to Come).” They were one of the first acts after The Beatles to sell out stadium concerts in the U.S.

“When you’re young and naïve, you think you know it all,” says lead singer Danny Hutton. “All I can say is, I’m [over] 80. I’ve been around the block and we’re still out here doing this. I am really, really happy with my life now.” |