The duet team of Chuck Mason and Lynn Ramsay were known to East coast country
music fans as "The Echoes of the West".
Around 1963, the duo had a Saturday morning show over a radio station
located in Cumberland, Rhode Island.
Audiences in Cape Cod and Nantasket Beach, Massachusetts would often hear
A 1963 article noted that Chuck got his start with the "Will Carter Show", that
gave him the opportunity to travel across Canada to Florida. He also worked
the "World of Mirth" show. But we wonder if the Will Carter might have been
a typo and referring to perhaps Wilf Carter, also known as Montana Slim.
Chuck also found work in Shreveport, Louisiana and Knoxville, Tennessee.
When Chuck and Lynn worked together, Chuck played the rhythm section and acted
as the emcee for the show while Lynn played lead guitar and could also
yodel a bit.
Lynn's travels as a performer took her from Massachusetts to Ohio and back. For
a time, she was often booked at the Mohawk Ranch, a popular night spot in Boston.
In 1980, they were elected to the Massachusetts CMA Hall of Fame.
Credits and Sources
- Country Song Roundup; No. 82; November 1963; American Folk
Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT