I'm looking forward to playing Apple Annie's (109 Mississaga St E,) in Orillia this Sunday with Wayne Petti of Cuff the Duke and Liz Powell of Land of Talk. I'll be joined by Dan Mock and James McKie. Doors are at 6:30 and we go on at 7. I hear it's sold out but perhaps they'll squeeze a few more folks in.
Hey folks, wanted to let you know that I'll be playing Sunday July 19th during the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto on the Harbourfront Centre Deck Stage. I'll be on solo at 5:30. Later that night I'll be opening for songwriter/producer, Joe Henry at Hugh's Room, 8pm!
Tonight, I'll be in Sudbury at Fromagerie with Dan Mock on upright. This will be the first date of a 12 show trek that will bring us out to Vancouver and back. Check out the dates below and hopefully we're passing through your town! You can also check out the TOUR page for more details…
*Friday May 22nd
Fromagerie Elgin Elgin, Sudbury, ON
*Saturday May 23rd
LopLops, Sault Ste Marie, ON
10pm w/ Sam Weber
*Monday May 25th
Village Guitar & Amp Co., Saskatoon, SK
*Tuesday May 26th
Good Earth Coffeehouse Canmore, Canmore, AB
*Wednesday May 27th
The Black Dog Freehouse, Edmonton, AB
*Thursday May 28th
Wine-Ohs, Calgary, AB
*Friday May 29th
The Last Drop Pub, Revelstoke, BC
*Saturday May 30th
The Railway Club (North Stage), Vancouver, BC
*Monday June 1st
Elk & Oarsman Pub and Grill, Banff, AB
*Wednesday June 3rd
Artful Dodger Cafe & Music Emporium Regina, SK
*Thursday June 4th
Times Change(d) High And Lonesome Club – Pollo Volonteinnipeg, MB
*Friday June 5th
Apollo Bar & Restaurant, Thunder Bay, ON
Just got home from a fantastic East Coast Tour and before we head out West next week, we'll be releasing a 45 with our good friend, Graham Nicholas called 'Safely Home'. The release show will take place this Friday May 15th at The Cameron House(back room) in Toronto. Doors at 8pm, music starts at 9 with Grady Kelneck opening. Read more on the background of this single and steam the songs at Exclaim!: http://exclaim.ca/Music/article/jerry_leger_graham_nicholas-rusty_but_workin_one_gallon_to_go
Artwork by Shannon Gerard.
Thanks to Bob Mersereau at CBC for writing about our upcoming New Brunswick shows!
http://www.cbc.ca/nb/mt/east-coast-music/2015/05/jerry-legers-early-riser-shows-come-to-nb.html Tonight May 7 @ The Capital, Fredericton, 10pm
Friday May 8 @ Pepper’s Pub, Saint John, 10pm
Hey folks, well, Dan, Kyle and I are about to hit the road for our show at House of Targ in Ottawa tonight. Doors at 9 and only $7 to get in! After that we'll keep moving east. Check out the TOUR page to see if we'll be passing through your town.
Wow, time flies, EARLY RISER is already a year old! It's been a great 12 months and I wanna thank all of the folks out there who bought it in form or another. Appreciate the support! I also wanna thank those who were involved in the recording and production: Michael Timmins, my band; James McKie, Dan Mock & Kyle Sullivan, Aaron Comeau, Jeff Heisholt, Darcy Hepner, Carleigh Aikins, Tamara Lindeman, Ivy Mairi, Andy Maize, Peter Moore, Daniel Romano and Ken Beattie.
You can purchase it on LP: http://www.maplemusic.com/product.asp?dept_id=2926&pf_id=2925-10&lang=EN
I'm usually not this reflective, nor have I ever written a post like this but it just crossed my mind that this month marks 10 years since I recorded the first album. I was 19 years old and went into Joe Dunphy's old Monumental studio (which used to be a meat packing plant). It was recorded in two days, live off the floor with minimal overdubs. This would be the way I would record all my albums, keeping things as live as possible. Tim Bovaconti produced it and he was the first person to really take an interest in what I was doing, from the moment we met when I was sneaking into bars at 17. He's still one of the greatest human beings I've ever known and we've made some great records together. I value his friendship immensely.On the debut album, I had fellow 19 year old, Kyle Sullivan on drums and The Situation's first bass player, Corey Stinson (fantastic creative player and person).We had only been a band for about 6 months, so, it has this real piss and vinegar sound to it, which I still like.Kyle and I are still playing together, he's been on all 7 studio releases and the live album. We've spent our whole 20's playing music together, which is unbelievable and beautiful. He's definitely (like Bovaconti, Dan Mock, James McKie) a brother in music and one of my best friends. He's always, always fought away the darkness when I became disillusioned.
I want to say thank you to all the musicians that I've played with and all the friends and supporters of the music, the band and myself throughout the last 10 years. That is something very important. The non supporters and distractors are also very important, so I thank them as well. There's something to be said about following, chasing and sometimes being able to live your dream, to which level doesn't
really matter to me.Well, tonight I'll be playing Castro's Lounge with Dan Mock, Kyle Sullivan and Tim Bovaconti, which basically was our Cavern and it remains a very fun night, where we still continue to try out new tunes, be adventurous and I value that. Much thanks must go to Anthony Greene at Castro's who was also a huge early supporter and continues to be a great friend. I could go on and on mentioning folks that have been and are still important to me but for now I wanted to just reflect on a decade ago. Time flies.
Anyway, I'm excited to see what the next 10 years brings. Photo of Kyle and I by Tim Bovaconti.
The debut album was simply called 'Jerry Leger & The Situation'. You can still buy the CD here: http://www.maplemusic.com/product.asp?dept_id=2926&pf_id=2925-01&lang=EN
and iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/jerry-leger-situations/id120175303?uo=4