JASON COLLETT ANNOUNCES CANADIAN TOUR DATES
SHARES NEW VIDEO BY HAYDEN FOR “LOVE YOU BABE”
TORONTO PERFORMER ENLISTS ZEUS AS BACKING BAND FOR ALBUM RELEASE SHOW ON MARCH 9 AT THE MOD CLUB + NATIONAL TOUR DATES COMMENCING APRIL 19 WITH OPENER KALLE MATTSON
BAHAMAS’ AFIE JURVANEN PRODUCES ICONIC SONGWRITER’S 6TH ALBUM, SONG AND DANCE MAN, OUT TODAY VIA ARTS & CRAFTS
“By paying joyous musical homage to the '70s greats while also singing about what we ought to reclaim from that bygone era, Jason Collett has given Song and Dance Man a quality that's both timely and timeless” Exclaim!
PHOTO CREDIT: ISIS ESSERY
Following a landmark ninth annual Basement Revue residency at Toronto’s Dakota Tavern throughout December, Jason Collett is ready to take his new album Song And Dance Man on the road. Gathering up the members of Canada’s premiere modern classic rock group Zeus as his backup band, Jason Collett will play a very special hometown show on March 9 at The Mod Club before hitting the highway with opener Kalle Mattson starting April 19 in Regina and making stops along the way in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Kingston, Wakefield, Waterloo and more. All tour dates can be found HERE and are also listed below.
To celebrate the upcoming tour and today’s release date of his long awaited sixth album, the Toronto songwriter has shared the video for “Love You Babe” courtesy of Paste Magazine. Edited by Arts & Crafts label mate Hayden Desser, the golden era animated clip takes a (mostly) light hearted look at romance while capturing the true topography of love.
Produced by Bahamas’ Afie Jurvanen, Song And Dance Man’s thirteen songs bear the wit and melody of classic Jason Collett: contemplative reflections on getting older, backed with an affinity for freewheeling disco music. The album’s conspiring themes of love & loneliness, sun & shadows, are buoyed by its soaring sound. Each song rises into an easy, spacious groove, lead by Jason’s languid melodies and Afie’s sun-drunk bass.
The result is a dynamic addition to a strong body of work. Recorded in spring 2015 with long-time collaborators drummer/engineer Don Kerr (at his Rooster Studio), Christine Bougie on guitar & lap steel, Zeus’ Neil Quin on backing vocals, and Afie holding it down on the bass, Song And Dance Man may be Jason Collett’s finest effort yet. The storied songwriter is back in the spotlight, more comfortable than ever in the guise of entertainer.
SONG AND DANCE MAN TRACKLIST:
1. Provincial Blues
2. Song And Dance Man
3. Forever Young Is Getting Old
4. Long Day's Shadow
5. Little Sparrow
6. If She Don't Love Me Now
7. Singing American
8. Love You Babe
9. Black Oak Savanna
10. Where Does Your Love Go?
11. Nobody's Fool
12. It Don't Matter Anymore
13. Staring At The Sun