February 20, 2009

Jason Collett, Wolfe Island Music Festival, 9 August 2008

Posted in bootleg, mp3 at 9:40 pm by rgsc

Toronto troubadour Jason Collett hits the Grad Club stage (CBCRadio3 Spotlight TOP 10 best venue – vote to ensure your and my favourite spot hits number one!) TOMORROW for what will undoubtedly be a fantastic show. There are only a few tickets left so be sure to act fast and get yours to prevent disappointment. Collett regularly plays Kingston and seems right at home at the Grad Club. He always plays wonderful, long sets, drawing from his growing 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 Wolfe Island Music Fest this past August. Collett was all business,  tearing through eight songs before even speaking to the audience and then wrapped up with two more tunes to end his set. While it may not have been the epic show we are accustomed to, I can’t say I was disappointed. Collett offered the perfect soundtrack to sittin’ in a field, drinking beer, on a hot summer’s day. The set list was well chosen, with a focus on his more rockin’ tunes and included three new songs – which hopefully means that Collett is working on a follow-up to the fantastic Here’s To Being Here (although I couldn’t find much in the way of news regarding a new album). Collett is hitting Kingston and then is going on a quick tour of Ontario tour in March so if you are in the following cities be sure to check him out for yourself (full dates at his webpage):

February 21st, 2009 Kingston, The Grad Club
March 25th, 2009 Hamilton, The Casbah
March 26th, 2009 Guelph, Ebar
March 27th, 2009 London, ON Call The Office
March 28th, 2009 Peterborough, Montreal House

Jason Collett, Wolfe Island Music Festival, 9 August 2008

1. Roll On Oblivion
2. Hangover Days
3. Not Over You
4. “Northern Light Let Down” (title?)
5. Charlyn, Angel of Kensington
6. Brownie Hawkeye
7. Out of Time
8. “Love is a Chain” (title?)
9. a customs experience (talk)
10. A Love Song for Canada
11. thank you (talk)
12. I’ll Bring the Sun

Pick your Jason Collett cds and shirts from Arts & Crafts.


  1. Craig Moynes said,

    Awesome set! Thanks for sharing.

  2. […] member of Broken Social Scene. I found this live version of ‘Love Song for Canada’ at B(oot)log. Collett’s latest studio album “Here’s To Being Here” is available from […]

  3. […] than on Wolfe Island. You may have seen him a few years ago playing the Wolfe Island Music Fest (go here if you missed it or want to revisit it) and they are back in Marysville tomorrow, July 11th,  playing The General Wolfe Hotel. Tickets […]

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