Jason Wilson in Concert


Saturday, October 22, 2022


07:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Coming to ALM is the highly entertaining, charming, engaging, exciting music of Jason Wilson, be prepared to hold on to your seats. Jason Wilson is a two-time Juno-Awards nominee, Canadian Reggae Music Award winner and Best-Selling Scottish-Canadian author from Downsview, Ontario. He is the protégé of Studio One keyboardist Jackie Mittoo and has performed and recorded with, among others, UB40, Alanis Morissette, Sly & Robbie, Ron Sexsmith, Ernest Ranglin, Pee Wee Ellis and Dick Gaughan and Dave Swarbrick. An Adjunct-Professor of history, Wilson has eight books to his name, including King Alpha's Song in a Strange Land: The Roots and Routes of Canadian Reggae (UBC Press, 2020). His music has been described as, among other things, “Folk-Reggae”, "Global-Roots" and "Post-Reggae”. While none of these quite cover it, Wilson's art is, nevertheless, truly unique; it is a sound where the reggae portion is freely brushed – not strictly detailed – allowing space on the canvass for wildly divergent inspirations such as Bach, Scottish Pibroch, folk-rock and bebop to peek through. Jason's music has caught the attention of many critics. The Beat’s Ted Boothroyd, for instance, confessed that Wilson’s work is “deeply satisfying reggae for aware, intelligent grown-ups.” Likewise, No Depression’s Douglas Heselgrave believed that “the more I listen to Jason Wilson…the more I am convinced that he's onto something that may just help broaden the spectrum of how people consider reggae music.” In 2021, Jason Wilson and Carl Harvey's single 'Ready to be Loved' hit #1 on the Canadian Reggae Charts. Whether it is with his own band, or with his touring "musical-lecture" The Soldiers of Song (a tribute to Canada's "Dumbells" of the First World War), or with his new project Ashara, Wilson's sound has charmed audiences across the country and around the world. Location: About Live Music Studio, 60 Ontario Street, Burk's Falls Tickets: $27.54 at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/jason-wilson-juno-awards-nominee-x2-canadian-reggae-music-award-winner-tickets-409973440597