The youngest of four children in a family of musicians, Syd Masters was cognizant of many styles of music at an early age. One can hear the influences of jazz, blues, classical, big band swing, gospel and folk all come together in his writing and arrangements of western music.
His recordings under the Vision label, “Cowboys on the Moon,” “Live & “Swingin’,” “Sunset on the Rio Grande” and “Swingin’ Around the Christmas Tree” have given birth to new audiences around the world. His newest work, The Cowboy Sings, is a compilation of recent songwriting and traditional classics.
Syd’s timeless melody “Under New Mexico Skies” was given the honorable title of “Official Cowboy Song of the State of New Mexico” by Governor Bill Richardson. The New Mexico Music Industry has presented him with awards for “Country Song of the Year,” “Best Vocal Performance,” and “Most Humorous Song.” His 2007 NMMI award for “Vocalist of the Year” made him the only person to ever win it twice. Syd has been seen on television commercials and billboards throughout the west as spokesman for the Powerball Lottery Campaign.
Syd will performing at Moreno Valley Cowboy Evenings throughout the summer.