Here's To Being Here captures the essence of Jason's live performances and features the energy and musicianship of his touring band, Paso Mino. "This is very much an old school guitar record, in the sense of it being very tasteful...that's one of the greater accomplishments of this record" says Collett, "recording in bigger spaces and live off the floor allowed us to capture some of the band energy. This allowed for spontaneous creations, which led to many wonderful little accidents."
Here's To Being Here was recorded and produced in Collett's hometown of Toronto, Ontario, by musician/producer Howie Beck. The album also features guest performances by fellow Broken Social Scene member and Apostle of Hustle front man Andrew Whiteman, as well as long time friend Tony Scherr (Norah Jones, John Scofield, Bill Frissell) and Liam O'Neil (The Stills) to name a few.
The Torontonian's referred to the collection as his "guitar record,"...Judging from the first two tracks we've heard, dude's not bluffing. --Stereogum.com
Continuing forward as not just a member of the Broken Social Scene crew, but also as a prolific solo act. --SPIN.com