“The band swung harder than most of the West Coast’s country-rock heavies. Terry, meanwhile, crooned as if he’d grown up listening to Loretta Lynn and Merle Haggard. Mason Profit disbanded in 1973, but not before making a huge impression on a couple of upstarts in California. Yessir, the Eagles’ desperado/outlaw image owes a lot to the brothers Talbot. So, if you want to pass Country Rock 101, you need a serious dose of the
- Justin Farrar, Rhapsody / 2008
Terry Talbot and Mason Proffit recorded five albums on the Warner Bros. label and their opening acts included John Denver, The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan and Dan Fogleberg. As stated by Bernie Leadon and Glen Frey, “The Eagles were greatly influenced by Mason Proffit and followed the design of Two Hangmen for their Hotel California.”
Later, with brother John, he toured as the opening act for The Eagles and earned early recognition as an accomplished guitarist with Glen Campbell, Chad Mitchell and Sonny and Cher.
Terry is still heralded by many critics to be one of folk rock’s finest acoustic guitarists. His line up of original and familiar songs takes the listener on an unforgettable American musical journey.