Aspen musician Bobby Mason recovering after heart attack |

Aspen musician Bobby Mason recovering after heart attack

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – Longtime local musician Bobby Mason is in University Hospital in Denver after suffering a heart attack Sunday following a performance at the Easter service on top of Aspen Mountain.

Mason, 66, was said to be in good spirits and good shape as he was preparing to undergo the replacement of a heart valve and bypass surgery.

After the traditional Easter service, Mason claimed to be feeling ill, a fellow musician said. Mason was taken down the gondola by Aspen Mountain ski patrollers, and was subsequently flown to Denver.

A California native, Mason has lived in the Roaring Fork Valley since the late ’60s. He was a member of the ’70s bands Starwood and Black Pearl. His latest project has been H3.

Mason has been a frequent performer at local benefit events. In February, he was among the musicians to perform at a benefit at the Wheeler Opera House to raise funds for child victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Last summer, Mason was on the other side, the beneficiary of an event to raise money for his hip-replacement surgery. The party drew an overflow crowd to Bump’s Restaurant at the base of Buttermilk.

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