by Robert Bell
A CELEBRATION FOR MASON MAULDIN'
7 p.m. Revolution. Donations.
With the passing of Mason Mauldin, Little Rock lost a sharp and funny friend, a thoughtful and serious (without taking himself too seriously) musician, a skilled and enthusiastic pilot and so much more.
Those who knew him will always have their memories, and everyone will have his music. His friends created a website as a growing repository for the music he created and collaborated on. I just listened to an EP of his called "Middle Ground."
In just three songs, it shows off Mauldin's sophisticated grasp of pop music, his understanding of atmospherics and the breadth of his songwriting abilities. It's clear how deeply Mauldin loved music. So after Saturday's beautiful memorial service, what better way to remember him and celebrate his life than with a big, raucous all-ages rock show?
His friends in The See, Mad Nomad, Whale Fire and Amasa Hines will be performing. Donations will be taken at the door, and all proceeds will go towards the Mason Mauldin Aviation Scholarship Fund at Pulaski Technical College.