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All the latest on Jason Wilson's music and writing projects.

WILSON & SWARBRICK'S KAILYARD TALES

WILSON & SWARBRICK'S KAILYARD TALES

The album - co-produced by Wilson, Swarbrick, Mars Giammarco and Jeffrey Holdip - was released in the UK on 12 January 2018 (Wheel Records/Proper Music Distribution), with a North American release to follow on 9 February. The album includes special guests Martin Carthy, Dick Gaughan, The Battlefield Band's Alan Reid and Rob Van Sante, the late Ian Campbell and his son, UB40's Ali Campbell.

Can't wait for the CD release then buy it in digital format at iTunes or Amazon Music.

SWARB: IT SUITS HIM WELL - UK TOUR 2018

SWARB: IT SUITS HIM WELL - UK TOUR 2018

We're delighted to be taking part in this all-star tribute to our dear friend Dave Swarbrick. The show will cover the entirety of Swarb's remarkable six-decade career: from his early apprenticeship with Beryl Marriott, through to his time with Ewan MacColl, The Ian Campbell Folk Group, Fairport Convention, and onward to his final works with us Canadians. We will be joined by Martin Carthy who, along with Swarb, formed one of the best-loved folk duos of the 1960s. The sensational squeezebox maestro John Kirkpatrick and Swarb's nephew/protégé Simon Swarbrick will also be on hand. We hope you can join us for one of the 14 performances. See the shows page for more.

KEELE STREET: AN INTRODUCTION

KEELE STREET: AN INTRODUCTION

Next fall, Proper Music Distribution/Wheel Records will release an 18-song digital/11-song vinyl anthology entitled: Keele Street: An Introduction. The collection covers the breadth of Jason's career and will include tracks from Tabarruk, Wilson & Swarbrick, and Jason Wilson and The Perennials. A bonus, previously unreleased track will appear on the vinyl version.

TIMMINS

JASON WILSON & THE PERENNIALS with THE TIMMINS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

We are excited to be performing with the Timmins Symphony Orchestra on 7 April 2018. We will get a chance to re-imagine some of our songs with arrangements by long-time collaborators Marcus Ali, Patrice Barbanchon, RJ Satchithananthan and Andrew Stewart. Conductor Josh Wood and Canadian Composer Luc Martin will also be involved in the arrangements and there is even talk of a Reggae Piano Concerto!

RUMMLEGUMPTION (WHEN I'M DOWN YOU LIFT ME UP)

RUMMLEGUMPTION (WHEN I'M DOWN YOU LIFT ME UP)

We are delighted to release the second video from our album PERENNIALS. Directed once again by the expert hand of Cabot McNenly, Rummlegumption takes us out of the performance circle and into the forest...a big one...where we walked all day (some of us haven't fully recovered!). See the new video here.

PERENNIALS (2016)

Written over 18 months in New York City, PERENNIALS articulates Wilson and his band's singular global-roots sound. This is 'Gotham' seen through F. Scott Fitzgerald's critical lens: that "once golden shimmering mirage". It is not a love letter, but rather a wish for a return to bucolic, 'braes ablaze o' green' Ontario where beloved Gertrude awaits.

Buy the CD or digital download from CD Baby or iTunes Canada or iTunes USA.

Lyrics are available to view at here or can be downloaded as a PDF to print.

Gertrude

GERTRUDE / EPISTROPHY - VIDEO RELEASE AT LULA LOUNGE

We are delighted to have released 'Gertrude', our début video from the Perennials project (Wheel Records 2016). The video was directed, shot and edited by Cabot McNenly and was filmed on location at Toronto's Enoch Turner Schoolhouse. The video was officially released at Lula Lounge in Toronto and included a live set from the band as well as an opening set from Zaynab Wilson's project MoZayic. See the video here.

THE TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS' OFFICIAL CENTENNIAL BOOK

THE TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS' OFFICIAL CENTENNIAL BOOK

Kevin Shea and Jason Wilson have been entrusted with the privilege of writing the Toronto Maple Leafs' official centennial book (Fenn Publishing / McClelland and Stewart Limited, in conjunction with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment and the National Hockey League). To put it mildly, this is kind-of a big deal for us! Kevin and Jason are thrilled to include Maple Leafs' President Brendan Shanahan's foreword in their forthcoming work. The book is now available on Amazon.

Soldiers of Song

SOLDIERS OF SONG — A TRIBUTE TO THE DUMBELLS

As promised, there will be many Soldiers of Song shows over the next years as we commemorate the Dumbells and all of Canada's Concert Parties of the First World War. See the full list of dates on the Shows page or visit www.soldiers-of-song.com.

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