Jason Wilson is a two-time Juno-Awards nominee, Canadian Reggae Music Award winner and bestselling Canadian historian from Downsview, Ontario. He is the protégé of Studio One keyboardist Jackie Mittoo and has performed and recorded with UB40, Alanis Morissette, Sly & Robbie, Ron Sexsmith, Ernest Ranglin, Pee Wee Ellis, Martin Carthy and was one half of the Wilson & Swarbrick project alongside the legendary English fiddler Dave Swarbrick. Yet another major project was Soldiers of Song, a tribute to The Dumbells, Canada’s famous concert party of the First World War. Dr. Wilson’s book on the troupe was turned into a stage play which toured extensively across Canada. Sumach Roots – Wilson’s latest musical chapter – considers the Upper Canadian experience across three centuries. Wilson’s powerful band features Marcus Ali (sax/whistles), David Chan (mandolin/percussion/vocals), Vince Reel (cajon), Michael Shapinko (bass) and Orangeville’s own Perry Joseph (guitar/vocals).
|June 1, 2019 1:20 pm||Opera House – Saturday|