July 10, 2010

Jason Collett, Grad Club, Kingston, 21 February 2009

Posted in bootleg, mp3 at 9:55 am by rgsc

Jason Collett is no stranger to Kingston audiences. At least once a year he brings his laid back songs to town. Time and time again he puts on a great show and, with his backing band Zeus who are now a great band in their own right, they professionally tear through the setlist but they never rushed or if they are forcing it. Collett makes it looks easy: his finely crafted lyrics and hook-filled tunes are conveyed with a nonchalance that is extremely inviting. There are no rockstar pretenses or theatricality-  just song after song where not a word or a note are out of place. There is a familiarity in his narratives, and even when the lyrics are on the abstract side, you cannot help but nod along in full agreement. He writes songs that are perfect for lazy summer evenings, a drink in hand, friends at your side, and a contented smile on your face.

You really couldn’t ask for a better setting to see Jason Collett and Zeus play 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 are still available (buy them until midnight tonight at ticketscene). It is an early show – starts at 8:30 – so grab your tickets, hop on the the 7 or 8pm ferry and have enjoy yourself on your summer Sunday evening.

The last time I saw Collett and Zeus was in February of 2009. I seem to remember that he came out and played an acoustic set of new songs before Zeus came out to play a set, and then Collett joined them for the last set. I can’t find my recording of the acoustic set (am I thinking of a different show?) but I do have the main set for you. At that time he was just in the process of finishing Rat A Tat Tat and he treated us to a bunch of new songs as well as some of his classics. Enjoy & I’ll see you at the General Wolfe on Sunday. Other upcoming dates include (for full details see the A&C site):

July 11th, 2010    Kingston (Marysville, Wolfe Is.) – General Wolfe Hotel
July 12th, 2010    Ottawa – Ottawa Bluesfest
July 16th, 2010    London,ON – Aeolian Hall
July 17th, 2010    London,ON – Home County Folk Festival
July 24th, 2010    Guelph – Hillside Festival

Jason Collett, Grad Club, Kingston, 21 February 2009

1. Tinsel And Sawdust
2. Roll on Oblivion
3. We All Lose One Another
4. rhymes with ornery (talk)
5. Sorry Lori
6. architectural details (talk)
7. Not Over You
8. Love Is a Chain
9. Charlyn, Angel of Kensington
10. Out of Time
11. Henry’s Song
12. Blue Sky
13. Brownie Hawkeye
14. Love Song to Canada
15. streaming (talk)
16. What Goes Gone
17. encore break/intro to HangoverDays
18. Hangover Days/Get Back
19. I’ll Bring The Sun

Buy Jason Collett & Zeus music, shirts etc. at Arts&Crafts.



  1. theo said,

    track 19 seems to be missing

    • theo said,

      actually, 17, 18 and 19 seem to be dead 404

  2. rgsc said,

    Thanks for letting me know, Theo. For some reason those three tracks didn’t upload. They are now there.

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