July 23, 2008

Jason Collett, Grad Club, Kingston, 1 March 2008

Posted in bootleg, mp3 at 12:46 pm by rgsc

photo of Jason Collett at the Grad Club on 26 November 2005 by Tamingnoise.

Imagine this: you are sitting in a field on a beautiful summer day, perhaps leaning back on a blanket. There are a few hundred people, hair tussled from a gorgeous ferry ride, along with kids and dogs. It is relaxed and relaxing. You have a cold beer in your hand because being ghettoized in a “beer tent” is for lame festivals. In the late afternoon/early evening, following on from Plants & Animals (whom I talked about last week), Jason Collett takes the stage. Sounds like a rather excellent way to spend a day, eh? It isn’t fantasy, folks, ’cause that and more is what is in store for you at the Wolfe Island Music Fest – which is just a shade over two weeks away. Are you getting excited? You should be.

Collett is one of the bigger names on the bill this year. I’m used to seeing him up-close and personal at ye olde Grad Club so it will be interesting to see him on a bigger stage. As he is no stranger to the festival (or any other) stage, I am sure he’s going to knock it out of the park.

Here are some upcoming tour dates (and see Collett’s website for full dates):

July 26th, Guelph – Hillside Festival
August 6th, Boston, MA – Museum of Fine Arts
August 7th, New York – Bowery Ballroom
August 9th, Wolfe Island, ON – Wolfe Island Music Festival

And, because it is what I do, here is the fantastic set from March in Kingston as part of the tour promoting his newest album Here’s To Being Here. He played a ton of new stuff, all the old favourites, and, as has become expected, was very warm and personable in his interactions with the crowd. Where the last time featured Collett+guitar, this time around he had a full band in tow and, as a result, this show was quite a bit more rocking. I think you will agree that it was a great evening. Enjoy.

Jason Collett, Grad Club, Kingston, 1 March 2008

1. Roll On Oblivion
2. wonderful place (talk)
3. Fire
4. We All Lose One Another
5. here’s to being in Kingston (talk)
6. Through the Night These Days
7. song for Henry Miller (talk)
8. Henry’s Song
9. Brownie Hawkeye
10. you’re doing sexy? (talk)
11. Hangover Days
12. bar band (talk)
13. Parry Sound
14. this song is for you, Kingston (talk)
15. No Redemption Song
16. Charlyn, Angel of Kensington
17. Out of Time
18. Pink Night
19. I like that part (talk)
20. Sorry Lori
21. scissor kicks (talk)
22. Waiting for the World
23. Pavement Puddle Stars
24. thanks (talk)
25. Not Over You
26. These Are The Days
27. Papercut Hearts
28. um (talk)
29. I’ll Bring the Sun

(and a bunch more live JC stuff can be found here)

Collett goodies – here. WIMF tickets – here. Go. Buy.


  1. matt said,

    excellent stuff, thanks. and a non chatty crowd after stars.

  2. […] catalogue, and tells some of the best road stories of anyone I’ve seen (see here here and here for previous JC@theGC encounters). The last time I saw him play it was for a shortish set at the […]

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