Timothy Mason has performed poetry and promoted folk music since the 1980’s, honed his performance style in the early poetry slams and around the campfires of the fabled Kerrville Folk Festival. He has an extensive background in human services. He’s volunteered on a telephone crisis intervention hotline, trained as a rape crisis counselor, worked with developmentally disabled adults and court-involved youth. This along with his eight years volunteer work in a battered women’s shelter have given him a unique empathy with the quiet battles of daily survival.
Born in the Midwest, he still calls Salt Lake City home though he has been a New Englander for over two decades. Over his 25 plus years presenting folk music to New England audiences his work has included reviving Club Passim, the legendary Harvard Square coffeehouse that began as Club 47, pioneering new audiences at Capo’s in Lowell MA and bringing The Old Vienna Kaffeehaus in Westboro, Massachusetts, to national prominence. By day he provides bookkeeping services, tax preparation and consultations to independent artists and arts oriented small businesses. He is also the Director of the New England Folk Music Archives.