Dave Mason
Dave Mason (Photo by Mike Mertes, AZ Big Media)

Dave Mason, a Rock and Rolle Hall of Fame guitar player and founding member of Traffic, performed at the Talking Stick Resort Showroom this past Saturday, Feb. 17. 

Mason was playing his greatest hits, showing off his soulful voice and amazing talent on the guitar. Our Art Director Mike Mertes was at the concert taking photos during the performance.  

Alvino Bennett on drums, Anthony Patler on keyboards, John Sambataro on guitar and Gretchen Rhodes on vocals joined Mason on stage.

Throughout his decades long career, Mason has played and recorded with legendary acts like Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, Jimi Hendrix and many others.  

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Photos by Mike Mertes, AZ Big Media 

Mertes said he got goose bumps during the show as he watched Mason play songs like “Low Spark of High Heeled Boys,” “Mr. Fantasy” and “All Along the Watchtower.”  

During the performance, renowned concert promoter Danny Zelisko also came on stage during the last few songs, Mertes said. Zelisko provided backup vocals to Mason’s performance.  

Local promoter Danny Zelisko, of Danny Zelisko Presents, joined Dave Mason on stage to provide backup vocals. (Photo by Mike Mertes, AZ Big Media)