CONCERT REVIEW: Everything is Falling Into Place for Mason Ramsey

Mason Ramsey has come a long way from yodeling in the aisles of Walmart. Now 17 years old, he’s performing to sold-out crowds on his headlining Falls Into Place tour. 

On March 13, all ages filled Boston’s Brighton Music Hall in their best western wear to experience Mason Ramsey and the Showtime Band.

For one hour and 30 mins, the intimate room felt like the Grand Ole Opry as Ramsey’s resonant voice echoed through the bar. 

Photo of Mason Ramsey performing in Boston
Photo Credit: Amelia Cordischi

Ramsey was just 11 years old when his Walmart performance of Hank Williams Senior’s “Lovesick Blues” went viral. Back then, the adorable kid from Golconda, Illinois was tiny compared to his oversized acoustic guitar, cowboy hat, and Williams’ baritone voice. Five years later, Ramsey has grown into the guitar, the hat, and his quintessential Americana sound, giving hope to his youngest fans who were swimming in even the small merch sizes. 

With his smooth vocals, Ramsey entranced the audience with performances of original songs including “Before I Knew It,” “Blue Over You,” and “Puddle of Love,” which he noted was one of the first songs he ever wrote. 

Before performing “Reasons To Come Home” he shared how this song “is kind of emotional for me. This song is for my Grandparents.” Ramsey’s Grandfather, Ernie, was one of the first people that got him interested in yodeling.

Ramsey was also sure to include some Elvis and Hank Williams Sr. covers, including “Lovesick Blues.” In addition to the voice, Ramsey had the Elvis hips down.

Photo of Mason Ramsey performing in Boston
Photo Credit: Amelia Cordischi

Throughout the whole performance, it was clear that Ramsey recognized that the journey to this moment wasn’t traveled alone. Much of his success is because of the people that watched that first viral video and continue to follow along. Every chance he got, he was off stage and in the crowd shaking hands. 

For the boy who dreamed of becoming “famous” and performing at the Grand Ole Opry, where he’s already performed twice, everything is falling into place. 

Catch the Falls Into Place tour in a city near you. Get your tickets here!