Even when he lays on the Dylan-borrowed rasp a tad thick, Toronto singer-songwriter Jason Collett never comes off like a ham. Among his saving graces is that he grasps the dopey, playful tendencies of his soul and folk influences—maybe even more keenly than their brooding side. Some of his finest moments arise from simply letting loose, like on “The Slowest Dance” from the 2010 album Rat A Tat Tat. Collett is also a member of Broken Social Scene, which is most obvious in his knack for locking catchy vocal melodies to pleasantly frazzled arrangements, as well as his penchant for playing intimate Toronto gigs. From a free show at Yonge-Dundas Square to his seemingly endless appearances at small pubs and clubs throughout the city, Collett makes it known where his heart lies.