Jason LaPrade

Live Sound & Recording Engineer. Producer. Musician. Photographer.

Jason LaPrade's uniquely clear, expressive style on dobro, guitar, and lapsteel has won admiration and praise from the “old guard” of Canadian folk music, as well as from many dynamic, up-and-coming artists. He is a sought-after session musician, performing on albums for the likes of award-winning instrumentalist Oliver Schroer, stellar singer-songwriter Rosemary Phelan, two time CCMA winners The Stellas, star-studded band The Great Atomic Power, and popular alt-country band The Jayne Waynes.  Jason can currently be seen playing live with the folk-country trio Churchville Park, bluegrass/old-time band The Broom Straws, & singer-songwriter Jane Lewis.

Jason resides in Toronto, Canada, where his sound company, Crystal Clear Sound, provides live sound services for many of the city's premiere music venues such as Hugh's Room, Acoustic Harvest, McMichael Gallery, Trinity St. Paul’s, and U of T’s Convocation Hall.

As a recording engineer and producer, Jason has earned the respect of artists from all over North America for his talent in capturing the essence of their musical performances, and helping their creative voices truly shine.  Some recent productions include Rosemary Phelan, Tucker Finn, Jon Brooks, Shawna Caspi, Teal & Joyce, Common Thread Community Chorus, Aviva Chernick (from Jaffa Road), and Murray Foster (Great Big Sea & Moxy Fruvous).

Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun.
— John Lennon