Jason Collett: Canadian Country Ballads : World Cafe Jason Collett's music combines '70s pop-rock and Canadian country ballads, the latter a style he's been honing since the late '80s in alt-country bands around Toronto. He also belongs to the wildly prolific and musically incestuous Broken Social Scene. Hear an interview and performance.

Jason Collett: Canadian Country Ballads

Jason Collett in Studio on World Cafe 4/30/08

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Set List

  • "Roll on Oblivion"
  • "Out of Time"
  • "Charlyn, Angel of Kensington"

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As a member of Broken Social Scene — the wildly prolific and musically incestuous Canadian music collective — singer-songwriter Jason Collett has recorded three shimmering and uplifting indie-rock albums. In a session with host David Dye, Collett plays songs from his new album.

Collett's music combines '70s pop/rock and Canadian country ballads, the latter a style he's been honing since the late '80s in alt-country bands around Toronto. His latest solo effort is Here's to Being Here, which — like the work of his other band — is an uplifting and tuneful collection of pop songs.

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