Mason Williams

American guitarist, composer, singer, writer, comedian, and poet

Mason Williams (born August 24, 1938) is an easy listening guitarist. His most famous work is Classical Gas.

Mason Williams
Mason Williams in 1969
Mason Williams in 1969
Background information
Born (1938-08-24) August 24, 1938 (age 85)
GenresClassical guitar, bluegrass, easy listening, folk
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, songwriter, writer, poet, photographer
Instruments12-string guitar, banjo, classical guitar
Years active1960–present
LabelsAmerican Gramaphone, Everest, Flying Fish, Olympic, Real Music, Skookum, Vanguard, Vee-Jay, Warner Bros., WEA

Also a photographer, Williams published a life-sized photo print of a Greyhound bus in the 1960s. He appeared with the print on the cover of his first album, The Mason Williams Phonograph Record. The print is now in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.