One listen to Jason Collett's exquisite finger-plucking and Dylan-esque vocals on "Rave On Sad Songs" will have you completely hooked. The Canadian singer-songwriter is more than just the next big thing – his music transcends the boundaries of folk-rock, indie-rock and alternative-rock perfectly, providing enormous inspiration for aspiring musicians.
Collett's been making music since he was very young, drawing influence from iconic folk musicians, Bob Dylan and Kris Kristofferson. The performer's entrance into the professional music scene came when he joined the band, Broken Social Scene, but has since decided to hone his solo talents, releasing five studio albums since 2001. His most recent studio release, March's "Rat a Tat Tat," has garnered incredibly positive reviews across the board. Online magazine PopMatters.com said of Collett's fifth album, "His songs are smooth and effortless, his singing adventurous and evolved."
Pitchfork states, "While so many insurgent folkies treat sonics and structure as afterthoughts, Collett suffuses his music with a level of playfulness and variety that's reflective of his membership in the acclaimed indie-rock collective Broken Social Scene."
Collett plays the Iron Horse with special guests Zeus and Bahamas Wednesday, April 21st at 8:30. Get your tickets here.