Frank Mason - Signature Artist
"Simply the BEST sticks I have ever used! Balanced and durable!"
Born West of Chicago and having grown up in Dubuque Iowa, Frank is the founder and manager of NEW TRICK. He started general noise-making behind a drum at the age of 8, moving to full drum set by age 10, driving his parents marginally insane. Early on he began playing in local bands in Dubuque and Iowa City. His formal music education over the years was a blend of many genres. While at the University of Iowa, he was a member of the Hawkeye Marching Band but never ventured far from his rock band roots. He played for The Touch, a premier Iowa City new wave rock band before "retiring" from professional music in 1985. In the years following, he took time to engage in other lifelong interests that included motorsports photography and coaching high school and college baseball. In 2009 the desire to perform professionally again prompted him to seek out other musicians and form what would become NEW TRICK. Hard working, animated and always in motion, his enthusiasm and experience is evident in every performance. Today while New Trick has enjoyed much success you may also find him behind the wheel of the #10 Dirt Late Model race car at tracks all over Iowa.