Oil in My Vessel

Oil in My Vessel is a traditional song associated with North Carolina fiddler Joe Thompson. The verse from the well-known hymn Amazing Grace was written by slave trader John Newton, who composed it upon his safe landfall after his ship was battered by a violent storm off the coast of Donegal, Ireland in 1748. Stuart Mason: vocals, banjo. Ryan Davidson: bass fiddle. Tony Furtado: slide guitar. Location: Painted Sky Studios, Harmony, CA. Old photos courtesy of the Lomax Collection, U.S. Library of Congress. Arranged and Produced by Stuart Mason and made possible by a fan fundraising campaign. Video by From Stuart Mason: Tradition, a new album with release date of May 26, 2105 on Native Home Music. Learn more at