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musicMason Jenkins
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Original Music
placeCalgary
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Singer/Songwriter
Folk
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1 Events Performed
About
Calgary's 7th favourite transgender singer-songwriter.
Mason Jenkins is an advocate and spokesperson for bringing back the "Calgary Wave" and tries to embody the attitude of a very good dog. Jenkins is a transgender man, which makes him an excellent inclusivity bingo dab to any event. He daringly shares stories and jokes of his adventures in gender and navigating the world as a retired lesbian. (Undefeated, 2006-2011.) When he was 12, his mom gave him a book called "Chicken Soup for the Christian Teenage Soul." One of the submissions provided instructions on how to get girls to like you. Suggestion #3 was to learn to play guitar, so he did. He refuses to comment on if this sage advice has served him well. Instead, he offers that learning to write and perform music has helped him put his "insides on the outside, and that feels good." Mason's songs are velvet paintings. They are elegantly grafted and from a forgotten era and delightfully campy. His songwriting is built upon on a darkness that makes the listener ask out loud "...hey, is this guy ok?" He most definitely is, but it's best to come find out for yourself.
Highlights
Art type: Live Music
Music type: Original Music
What this Artist plays most of the time
Genre: Singer/SongwriterFolk
Home base: Calgary
Appeals most (but not limited) to: kids, teens, adults, elderly, queer kids, queer teens, queer adults, queer elders
Top Stages Played *
The Gateway
2018/10
BIG Winter Classic
2018/01
The BMO Centre
2017/10
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