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The Terry Talbot Band with Dean Johnson
THE LEGENDARY, WORLD RENOWNED TERRY TALBOT AND HIS BAND, MASON PROFFIT, FIND THEIR HOME IN FRESNO!!
Terry Talbot and his band, Mason Profit, have a rich history in American music. In August of 1969 Mason Profit released Terry's first of thirty albums and changed the face of music forever.
“The band swung harder than most of the West Coast's country-rock heavies. Terry, meanwhile, crooned as if he'd grown up listening to Loretta Lynn and Merle Haggard. Mason Profit disbanded in 1973, but not before making a huge impression on a couple of upstarts in California. Yessir, the Eagles' desperado/outlaw image owes a lot to the brothers Talbot. So, if you want to pass Country Rock 101, you need a serious dose of the Profit.” - Justin Farrar, Rhapsody / 2008
Terry is the front man and principle song writer for the band and penned their hit songs, Two Hangmen (politically charged and banned by the FCC), Eugene Pratt and Better Find Jesus. They recorded five albums on the Warner Bros. label and their opening acts included John Denver, The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan and Dan Fogleberg. Terry's production skills and on-stage energy fused the band with the reputation as pioneers and innovators in the emerging country rock movement of the late 60's. As stated by Bernie Leadon and Glen Frey, “The Eagles were greatly influenced by Mason Proffit and followed the design of Two Hangmen for their Hotel California.”
Later, with brother John, he toured as the opening act for The Eagles and earned early recognition as an accomplished guitarist with Glen Campbell, Chad Mitchell and Sonny and Cher.
Terry has recorded over 30 albums and has been nominated for a number of Grammy and Dove awards. In the last seven years Terry has released six CD's and a live video. Before that he recorded seven solo albums with Sparrow Records including the Grammy nominated album, The Painter, with his brother John Michael Talbot. In 1979 the Painter was reviewed by Billboard magazine as “the best acoustic album of decade!”.
After the travel, fame. accolades and awards, this world renowned artist has made Fresno his home. Terry is still heralded by many critics to be one of folk rock's finest acoustic guitarists of all time. And now, joined by Byron Hori on guitar and vocals and Brian Beal on bass and vocals, Terry Talbot and the Mason Proffit Band, bring a highly charged, culturally rich show to Fresno. Terry Talbot and Mason Profit will entertain you beyond belief! Their line up of original and familiar songs takes the listener on an unforgettable American musical Journey that will keep you coming back for more!! Starting November 4, enjoy this irresistible musical experience every Friday evening at Fresno's OVIDIO's 8:30pm – Midnight.
If you would like more information regarding Terry Talbot and The Mason Profit band, or to schedule an interview with Terry Talbot email Terry at email@example.com. Please visit our website masonproffit.com