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Jason Fowler is a Toronto singer/songwriter, session guitarist and producer.

A two-time winner at the Walnut Valley National Guitar Championships in both the Fingerpicking and Flatpicking categories, Jason is acknowledged as one of Canada’s most gifted guitarists. He holds a degree in Classical Guitar Performance from McGill University and was the inaugural winner of the OCFF (Ontario Council of Folk Festivals) Instrumental Composition of the Year Award.

He is a consummate musician with an encyclopedic knowledge of musical styles from folk, country and bluegrass, to blues, rock, jazz and classical.

Jason has appeared on over 100 albums by artists as diverse as Ian Tamblyn, Oliver Schroer, Amy Sky, Shlomo Simcha, Evalyn Parry, Colleen Peterson, David Bradstreet, Susan Crowe, Brent Titcomb, Ken Perlman and Teresa Doyle. He has performed with April Verch, Marc Jordan, Lawrence Gowan, The Cottars, Quartette, Nana Mouskouri, Murray McLauchlan, Ember Swift, Madviolet, and many more from the Canadian roots music scene. He was the 2003 recipient of the Porcupine Award for Outstanding Musical Accompanist in his hometown of Toronto. The Porcupine Awards are handed out each year by Steve Fruitman of CIUT Radio as a way to shine some light on those who deserve to be noted for their work at enshrining Canadian folklore into the sub-conscious realm. Fruitman said this of Jason’s guitar accompaniment: “His guitars are like lungs breathing airs of brilliance behind a variety of foregrounds."

He has played on scores of TV and radio jingles and feature film soundtracks. His original music has been featured on prime-time television: Party Of Five and Time Of Your Life.

Since 2001 he has toured internationally with renowned Irish Tenor John McDermott. He is also a charter member of The Anne Lindsay Band along with bass whiz David Woodhead and drummer Al Cross. In recent years, Jason and Anne have been performing as a duo and have plans to record a duo record in the near future.

With the thousands of hours logged in recording studios playing on records and working with some of Canada’s top producers, it was a natural step for Jason to start producing other artists. His studio savvy combined with his musical literacy and vast stylistic knowledge led to production work on David Bradstreet’s Lifelines, D’Arcy Wickham’s Feather Fingers, John McDermott’s On A Whim (co-produced with Brigham Phillips and Phil Dwyer) and Blake Papsin’s Serious Boy. In 2006 he composed and recorded an album of relaxation music titled Unwind for Somerset Entertainment. That same year he arranged and produced Peaceful Country for Somerset, an album of instrumental versions of top country hits.

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