Ready to be Loved

Ready to be Loved

Jason Wilson featuring Carl Harvey "Ready to be Loved"

Wheel Records/Proper Music Distribution present the new single 'Ready to be Loved' from Jason Wilson featuring the amazing Carl Harvey (Toots & The Maytals bandleader) on lead guitar.

Abridged version with animation:
Art Direction – Pazit Cahlon;
Illustration – Salisa Jatuweerapong.

Featuring: Marcus Ali – flute, soprano saxophone; Iain Green – drums; Carl Harvey – lead guitar; Perry Joseph – guitar, vocals; Laurel Tubman – vocals; and Jason Wilson – vocals, keyboards, bass.

Rebel Vibez

#1 in Canada

We are happy to share that Ready To Be Loved made it to Number 1 of the Rebel Vibez Top 10 ReggaeEH! Chart in Canada this week (of October 13, 2021)! Rebel Vibez airs Mondays & Wednesdays at 10 AM EST on VIBE105 Radio. Thank you all for your support!

Jason Wilson and Carl Harvey

Photo courtesy of Big Jim Mason.

Ready To Be Loved - artwork

Released Friday 19 March 2021 (Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon Music, Deezer and Tidal). An abridged version with animation was released one week later on Friday 26 March, 2021.

Digital Re-Releases

Jason Wilson & Tabarruk albums from the back catalog have been released digitally! "The Peacemaker's Chauffeur", "dREaD & BLUE: A Canadiana Suite", "Jonah" and "Dark Corners" are available on Spotify, Apple Music & iTunes, Amazon Music, Deezer and Tidal.

Sumach Roots album cover

Sumach Roots

January 2020.

There’s never been a more important time to know our history. Understanding that the fundamental challenges we face as a society today are not dissimilar to those our ancestors faced gives us a fresh perspective on our lives. One of the common threads is music and, with that as its foundation, Sumach Roots (the album and live show) takes audiences on a bold and innovative exploration of Toronto’s evolution over the past three hundred years. The brainchild of two-time JUNO nominee and best-selling historian Jason Wilson, Sumach Roots draws from a deep well of sounds—from traditional British folk to bebop jazz and classic reggae—in order to tell the stories of those who built Toronto, both literally and culturally.

With a top-flight cast of performers joining him on stage, Wilson delves into the late 18th Century diaries of Elizabeth Simcoe, the impact of the Irish Famine, the great Toronto fires of 1902 and 1904, the construction of the CN Tower in the early 1970s, and other crucial moments that illuminate the host/immigrant experience in Toronto. Sumach Roots follows Wilson’s acclaimed 2016 album Perennials as the second part of his Valley Road Trilogy, a celebration of “place” and an invitation to bridge the various enclaves and ethnic borders that demarcate the city.

Video: The Lads Of Lombard Hall

From the album Sumach Roots comes "The Lads of Lombard Hall". Toronto’s Great Fire of 1904 fire cost a staggering $10,000,000, left 5,000 out of work and forever changed the city’s landscape. Two years previous, a fire at McIntosh & Son’s storage warehouse took the lives of five firefighters, three of whom were from Lombard Street Fire Hall. 75,000 Torontonians lined the streets to honour the five men. Fighting in the 1904 fire, James Potts addresses his fallen comrade David See.

Directed by Cory Bruyea

"... crossed boundaries, merged genres, broke all of the 'rules' - thankfully - and in the end, filled the Centre with amazing music performed by a top-notch band. It was reggae, it was folkie, it was jazz; it was so many things, all brilliant and all performed extremely well. But why constrain such joyful, eclectic, exciting, melodic, rhythmic, brilliant music to a single genre?"
Eugene Rea - GM Midland Cultural Centre/AD Tiffin Bay Folk Club, Midland, ON

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