This past sunday was the 1 year anniversary of my album Time Out For Tomorrow. To help celebrate, we’ve added brand new Time Out For Tomorrow winter toques to the MERCH page. Also, another small run of limited edition TOFT white vinyl has been restocked in the online store. Save $10 when you buy both as a bundle. Also available are TOFT baseball tee/Vinyl bundles (white or black vinyl). Shop now for yourself or for gift ideas: http://www.jerryleger.com/merch/
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To celebrate another Bandcamp Friday (when artists get 100% of the revenue on Bandcamp sales), we’re also celebrating my 4th album Traveling Grey, which turns 10 years old this month. From today, November 6th until December 4th, Traveling Grey will be available to order for $10 on Vinyl, only from our Bandcamp store. Along with the Vinyl, you will get a download of the record PLUS an exclusive download from the vaults, ‘Live on The Blue Plate Special, WDVX-FM, Knoxville, TN, 27-10-11’ recorded before a live studio audience during a US tour promoting Traveling Grey.
At the time of its release, Ron Sexsmith called it “Jerry’s best record so far and he hasn’t made any bad ones.”
Here’s the link to order a copy for yourself or as a gift to a friend:
While you’re there, also shop for other titles on Vinyl plus CDs, downloads, shirts and the new poetry book, Just The Night Birds.
In other news, we’ve added another date to our rescheduled Spring tour, tickets now on sale for The Old Cold Store in Nottingham, England, May 2nd: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/509051/
It’s All Hallow’s Eve,
My favourite time of year and I have a spooky surprise for you. I recorded and produced an album of scary sounds for my friend, Hank Holly (spirit-ual leader of the great ragged rock ‘n’ roll group, The Del Fi’s. The album is appropriately titled, Halloween Music. It could also have been called Nightmare Music.
It was recorded on an early 80’s Tascam cassette 4-track portastudio. Hank played piano, electric Wurlitzer piano, guitar, harmonica and we added some terrifying sound effects from an old BBC library record.
I mixed the tracks directly from the recording machine to how you’re hearing it.
The album is meant to be a soundtrack to your Halloween weekend and to terrify trick or treaters (if able to still safely shell out of course!).
DOWNLOAD THE ALBUM HERE: https://thedelfis.bandcamp.com/album/halloween-music
*Scary Fact: The rusted jack-o-lantern on the cover is actually a vintage pumpkin patch sign.
You still reading? If so, here’s a list of some of my 31 favourite horror movies (I’m sure I’m forgetting some), if you’re still looking for a few to throw on this weekend:
(In no particular order but have to begin with the first two Halloween films)
HALLOWEEN 2 (1981)
CARNIVAL OF SOULS (1962)
THE CHANGELING (1980)
DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978)
DEATHDREAM also known as THE NIGHT ANDY CAME HOME and DEAD OF NIGHT (1974)
DEEP RED (1975)
EVIL DEAD (1981)
EVIL DEAD 2 (1987)
DON’T LOOK KNOW (1973)
THE INNOCENTS (1961)
THE OTHERS (2001)
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)
THE SHINING (1980)
INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978)
THE THING (1982)
NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST. (1984)
NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST. PART 2 (1985)
TWIN PEAKS FIRE WALK WITH ME (1992)
DRAG ME TO HELL (2009)
TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE (1974)
SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW (1988)
FRIDAY THE 13 PART 2 (1981)
THE EXORCIST (1973)
BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974)
TRICK ‘R TREAT (2007)
IT FOLLOWS (2014)
LET’S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH (1971)
THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW (1949)
Tommy Stinson (founding member of The Replacements, Bash & Pop, longtime member of Guns n Roses) talks about digging Jerry Leger in new interview.
Pretty wild to hear Tommy Stinson (founding member of a band that I love and respect, The Replacements as well as his Bash & Pop group) talking about digging my music in this new interview with Davey Lane. Watch the full interview here (13:53 mark is when he says some kind words about me): https://youtu.be/_mCj3MpH8gk?t=833
Hey all, I’ll be playing this fundraiser for Dress for Success Orillia and Barrie, live streamed on their Facebook page and also on my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/jerrylegermusic , Tuesday December 1st, 8pm. There will be a donation button, any amount assists in continuing to help women in the Orillia/Barrie community attain employment and economic independence. Hope you can tune in.
Hope everyone is doing well and keeping safe. A couple good things to help stay positive, today is the release day for my 1st book of poetry Just The Night Birds, it’s also the last day to get a signed copy (personalized upon request). It’s available to order from Bandcamp, which is also waiving their revenue share, so 100% goes to the artist as part of another edition of Bandcamp Friday!
Order the book and shop in my store for Vinyl, CD, shirt and download options:
We appreciate your support!
Another cool thing is we’ve announced a bunch of rescheduled dates for Europe and the UK for April/May 2021. It was sad for us to have to postpone our visit and we hope that won’t be the case in the Spring. We’ll all just keep staying safe and optimistic that we’re on a path to live music coming back again. Check out the tour dates below (more to be added):
EUROPE & UK TOUR DATES APRIL/MAY 2021:
13/04: Barcelona, ESP – TBC
14/04: Valencia, ESP – Loco Club
15/04: Zaragoza, ESP – Rock & Blues Zaragoza
16/04: Madrid, ESP – Wurlitzer Ballroom
17/04: Hondarribia, ESP – Psilocybenea
21/04: Örebro, SWE – STÅ Pinxtos
22/04: Oslo, NO – Krøsset
23/04: Rungebu, No – Arnemoen Gard
24/04: Trondheim, NO – Moskus
25/04: Stockholm, SWE – MelodyBox
27/04: Norderstedt, DE – Music Star
29/04: London, UK – Green Note
01/05: Glasgow, UK – Broadcast Glasgow
05/05: Eindhoven, NL – ‘t Rozenknopje Eetcafé en Theaterzaal
07/05: Groningen, NL – Der Aa-Theater
09/05: Utrecht, NL – Café de Stad
More info at http://www.jerryleger.com/tour/
“ANYTHING BY THE FAB FOUR” from my poetry book ‘Just The Night Birds’ out this Friday (https://jerryleger.bandcamp.com/merch/just-the-night-birds-poetry-book to order). The 45 is my Mom’s copy. Read the poem below:
ANYTHING BY THE FAB FOUR
The drug knocked me out And then I changed my country twice Everybody was in love with each other And nobody was in the vice Fires burned for care And peace was the flag hanging high All people were created equal And all my loved ones were still alive
Snow caked around the frames And the warmth was spread around My Father told big jokes The laughter drowned the punchline out Food was tasting better Than I ever knew it could Fell into the arms of my unborn Sister But saw no shadow on the floor boards
And the music was oh so beautiful And my Mother looked oh so strong She sang to her loving family An old teenie bopper song She had it on 45 rpm When she was just a young girl And all her babysitting money Would go to anything by the fab four
The stew was a-cookin’ And we got the guitars tuned enough In the back parlour groovin’ To that good lowdown stuff Poetry mixed into the conversation And excitement running high on the cliff Kicking into speculation Oh, what to do with all of it
Rolling Stone lists “Halfway ‘Til Gone” as a favourite track in October’s German edition, on stands now
Thanks to Rolling Stone Magazin and Maik Brüggemeyer for including “Halfway ‘Til Gone ft. Don Stevenson” in the October issue’s playlist of Favourite Songs. Hits stands today across Germany.
“The Canadian songwriter, Leger and Moby Grape legend, Don Stevenson harmonize, almost like The Everly Brothers together on this wonderfully sentimental farewell song.”
Recorded and produced by Tim Bovaconti at Tim’s Garage Studio in Toronto.
Download the track off of Bandcamp: https://jerryleger.bandcamp.com/track/halfway-til-gone-ft-don-stevenson
From my upcoming poetry book ‘Just The Night Birds’ (https://jerryleger.bandcamp.com/…/just-the-night-birds… pre-order)
A GHOST IN MY BACK SEAT
Don’t cry in front of these lights We can go somewhere faraway We can steal this poem Just don’t vanish on meI spent the last of my money On a half full tank of gas And a bottle of wine I can’t get open
She’s laying down in the back now With her shoes shivering off her feet Hanging out the windowThe first time I saw her She was being tamed by the throat I saved her from the devil’s insecuritiesI wanted to take care of you I didn’t know you were already gone
I wanted to save you From the price of desire The physical confession of demanding eyes I drove myself to the edge Where I knew you would be lying
So can we stay here on the Cadillac hood Make me feel like we used to Now I know the sky wants you just as bad But please don’t vanish Don’t vanish for a little while