Had a great time talking with Cory Price for his show “Live from Railtown” on Roundhouse Radio. It aired during our tour stop in Vancouver but you can hear it on demand at their website: https://cirh2.streamon.fm/listen-pl-10662
Had a great time chatting with Brendan Morley at Beatroutes, you can read it here: http://beatroute.ca/2017/06/05/jerry-leger-presenting-two-sides-of-an-underrated-canadian-musician/
West Coast Dates begin this Wednesday!
06/07 Winnipeg, MB – Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club
06/08 Portage La Prairie, MB – Cafe On Prince
06/09 Dauphin, MB – Bruce’s Firehouse House Show
06/10 Saskatoon, SK – The Underground
06/11 Calgary, AB – The Ironwood
06/12 Edmonton, AB – The Needle (early show)
06/13 Prince George, BC – House Show
06/14 Horsefly, BC – House Show
06/15 Kelowna, BC – Fernando’s
06/17 Vancouver, BC – The Wise Hall & Lounge
Check out the TOUR page for more info
Very happy to share this unique stop-motion animated video created by artist Shannon Gerard for “Things Are Changing Round here” off of the new LP. These are drawings that were cut out, pasted and brought to life on a blank gallery wall. Editing by Morgan Yew & Shannon. Special thanks to Laura Proctor. Hope you have a couple minutes to watch. Please share!
Direct link: https://youtu.be/JA8-H5_Nk0I
I’m looking forward to playing with the band this coming weekend. We’ll be in Vankleek Hill at Windsor Tavern Friday night and Irene’s Pub Saturday night in Ottawa with Hundred Pacer. June 7-17 I’ll be traveling through Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan and BC with Dan Mock joining me on bass. Check out the TOUR page for more info and listings! http://jerryleger.com/tour/
Add and follow me on Spotify! https://open.spotify.com/artist/3GtHH5i1nt9Bb3dr39l4ac
That was a fun string of shows that took from Eastern Ontario to Prince Edward Island. Thanks to everyone who came out. Please keep checking the TOUR page for what’s on the way, there’s a bunch already posted.
Didn’t get a chance to post it but I had a great conversation with Ken Kelley to promote my Moncton show last Tuesday. Ken also just received an Atlantic Journalism Award, congrats! You can read the full article and our Q & A at his website here: https://musicnerd.ca/jerry-leger-brings-his-nonsense-heartache-to-moncton-tonight/
Lastly, it’s been nice hearing about all the CBC radioplay some of the new songs are getting and the album continues to climb different College radio charts including Halifax, where it’s sitting in the Top 5. I’ve always been hanging around in the “obscure” section, so it’s nice seeing a bit of attention being made, means a lot.
Here’s a shot by Craig Northey (Odds) taken at the sold out Halifax show Friday.
I’ll be hitting the road this week to do some solo shows:
Fri. Apr 28 – The South Branch Bistro, Kemptville, ON, 8pm
Sat. Apr 29 – Spitfire Cafe, Brockville, ON, 7:30pm
Tues. May 2 – Plan b Lounge, Moncton, NB, 9pm
Wed. May 3 – The Townhouse Brewpub & Eatery, Antigonish, NS, 9pm
Thurs. May 4 – Trailside Music Cafe’ & Inn, Mount Stewart, PEI, 8pm
Fri. May 5 – The Carleton Music Bar & Grill, Halifax, NS (opening for Odds & Steven Page) 10pm, Sold out.
Sat. May 6 – House Show, Kingston, NB, 7pm
CHECK OUT http://www.jerryleger.com/tour/ FOR FULL LIST OF DATES.
This video was filmed by Morgan Yew, special thanks to everyone involved, Castro’s Lounge and Jim at Discovery Records in Leslieville. Long live the record store!
‘Nonsense and Heartache’ is the review of the day over at Bob Mersereau’s popular blog, http://top100canadianblog.blogspot.ca/2017/04/music-review-of-day-jerry-leger.html?m=1
The review ends with “he employs powerful language that intensifies the impact. The only problem with these albums is trying to decide which to play first.”
Bob has been a great supporter over the years. A little background on him:
A veteran Canadian broadcaster, Bob Mersereau specializes in popular music writing. He’s been with CBC TV and Radio since 1982, and regularly reports on the arts. Bob is the author of the Top 100 Canadian Albums, a national best-seller published in 2007, and The Top 100 Canadian Singles, published in September 2010, both from Goose Lane Editions. His music column appears each week on CBC Radio 1 in New Brunswick, on the program Shift, and he has written music articles and reviews for such publications as The Coast Magazine, The Telegraph Journal, and The Globe and Mail. He’s also the recipient of the 2014 Stompin’ Tom Award from the East Coast Music Association.
The new album ‘Nonsense and Heartache’ debuted at #37 on !earshot Top 50 Canadian national & community charts this week!
Here we are covering Cowboy Junkies tune “To Love Is To Bury” live from the Latent Lounge at Monarch Tavern last Wednesday. The last night of the series is tomorrow and we’ll be opening for labelmates Skydiggers following a covers set featuring different Latent Recordings artists. It’s sold out! See you there.
“Speaks to the quality of Leger’s writing and the unobtrusive production…Leger isn’t digging through old vinyl crates to be hip.” Thanks to Jason Lent from Hard Rock Cafe, Las Vegas in their music review section ‘Revolutions Per Minute.’ Read the whole review here:
First of all, thanks again to everyone who came out to the ‘Nonsense and Heartache’ release show and making it SOLD OUT. We had quite the night. Here’s a shot from the show by Laura Proctor.
Had the pleasure of hangin’ and talkin’ about the new record with my buddy Jeff Woods the other week. Had my guitar in hand as well, played a couple of tunes. Why not? Thanks again, Jeff.