Hey gang, 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 […]
Excited for you to see the new video for “The Big Smoke Blues” off of the new LP Nonsense and Heartache. Click on the link to watch the new official music video: https://youtu.be/OCHGFOZTeUU I’ll be hitting the road this week to do some solo shows: Fri. Apr 28 – The South Branch Bistro, Kemptville, ON, […]
‘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 […]
The new album ‘Nonsense and Heartache’ debuted at #37 on !earshot Top 50 Canadian national & community charts this week! http://www.earshot-online.com/charts/index.cfm
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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWbkBPp0KRU&feature=youtu.be “Speaks […]
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. […]
We’ve been having a grand ole time being part of the “Latent Lounge” at The Monarch. Last week we covered a song by one of my favourite artists, Lightnin’ Hopkins. I was joined by James McKie on fiddle, Dan Mock on bass and Pete Timmins on drums. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiX50ULvyMk Looking forward […]
“…navigates multiple terrains with confidence and flare. The decision to combine these short records into one album allows vastly different, but equally compelling experiences to coexist.” Read the full 8/10 ‘Nonsense and Heartache’ review from The Spill Magazine.
Hey gang, Very excited that my new album, the 2-record set, ‘Nonsense And Heartache’ produced by Michael Timmins is officially available today via Latent Recordings/Warner Music Canada. My 8th release is the most ambitious record I’ve made so far, a bit of a concept showcasing the two main sides of me musically. ‘Nonsense’ is a […]
The first review of the new double LP ‘Nonsense and Heartache’ (out tomorrow, March 31st) has come in, written by Kyle Mullin at Exclaim! “He stays true to his own direct style, which makes the poetic moments here all the more poignant…the chemistry between him and his backing band is combustible…no shortage of elaborate artistry […]
This Saturday I’ll be at Long & McQuade in Kingston discussing writing & performing, playing a few tunes and taking questions during a free songwriting clinic. It starts at 2pm. That night I’ll stick around in Kingston to play during earth hour 8:30-9:30 for Mill St. Lights Out at The Pilot House. Of course I’ll […]
Hey gang, Happy to let you know that the new 2-record set ‘Nonsense and Heartache’ can be streamed over at Exclaim! ahead of its March 31st release. Read a bit about the album and stream it here: http://exclaim.ca/music/article/jerry_leger-nonsense_and_heartache_album_stream Also, there’s still some tickets left for the Toronto release show at The Monarch Tavern April 5th, […]
Hey folks, Excited to say that Nonsense And Heartache is now available to pre-order on Vinyl, CD or Digitally. Just click on the link here: https://lnk.to/JerryLegerCA You can also listen to the song “The Big Smoke Blues” on Spotify or Google Play Nonsense And Heartache is officially available March 31st!
With the release of Jerry Leger’s upcoming double-album, Nonsense And Heartache, just around the corner and new tour dates added to his cross country run, the acclaimed songwriter is sharing the lyric video for “Troubled Morn”. From the Heartache side of the new record Leger says the song “mysteriously showed up. Don’t remember much about […]
Thanks to ET Canada for including the upcoming new LP, ‘Nonsense and Heartache’ in their list of most anticipated releases for March! The album will be available everywhere March 31st! Follow the link to read more: http://etcanada.com/photos/208056/12-hotly-anticipated-march-albums/#image-208104 Listen to “The Big Smoke Blues” if you haven’t checked it out yet! https://soundcloud.com/latent-recordings/01-05-the-big-smoke-blues
Latent Recordings will be celebrating their 35th anniversary with a residency at The Monarch Tavern March 22, 29, April 5th and 12th. I’m happy to say that our April 5th headlining performance will also be our hometown release show for the new album, ‘Nonsense and Heartache’ (available for sale March 31st). We will also be […]
Thanks to Sarah Murphy and Exclaim! Magazine for announcing the release of the upcoming 2-record set, ‘Nonsense and Heartache’ out March 31st. Click on the link to read the article which gives a little background on the concept as well as the tour dates that have been announced so far. More to come. Read the […]
Hey folks, Excited to announce that my next album, ‘Nonsense And Heartache’ will be released March 31st via Latent Recordings/Warner Music Canada. It’s essentially two records packaged into one double album, produced by Michael Timmins and featuring my longtime band, The Situation with singer Angie Hilts on a few tracks. You can stream a song […]
It’s a fun month for us, tonight we play our last Wednesday at The Cameron House. We’re on at 10, followed by our special guest, Matt Cooke at 11 and The wild and wonderful Del Fi’s close the night. Like to thank everyone who has come out to the shows, our special guests, The Cameron, […]
Latent Recordings has just posted another video in their ‘Latent Uncover’ series of us performing The Velvet Underground’s “What Goes On”, written by Lou Reed. If you haven’t already, join my mailing list located on the homepage of this site to automatically get a free download of the recording. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/C3O7MS71LI8 Tonight […]
Our January residency in the front room of The Cameron House continues tonight. We’re on at 10, followed by our special guest, Hamilton-based singer/songwriter, Ben Somer. The Del Fi’s close it at midnight. Hope to see you!
When I was 10 or 11 I got my first Bowie album ‘Space Oddity’ ’cause I knew the title track. Ended up loving the whole record and things went from there. This is a tune from that album that I also used to cover when I first started playing live at a coffee shop down […]
The band and I recently filmed some covers for Latent Recordings series “Latent Uncovers”. Here’s us performing a tune from Leonard Cohen’s album ‘Various Positions’. He’s been one of my favourites ever since I was a kid when my Dad came home from A Goodwill trip with “Songs of Leonard Cohen” and the poetry book […]
Hey folks, I’m looking forward to playing with my other band, The Del Fi’s tonight at Castro’s Lounge in the Beaches area of Toronto to ring in the New Year. We’re playing our whole album “Crowd Pleaser”(which is available for only $4 til the end of the weekend) plus old rock ‘n’ roll and country […]
As we’re now finishing the mixing of the next album we’ll be getting back into the swing of things playing every Wednesday night in January at The Cameron House – front room in Toronto. We go on at 10, with special guests at 11 and my wild and wonderful rock ‘n’ roll side project The […]
Happy to share the video for a track off my spoken word poetry/jazz side project The Bop Fi’s. “Just The Night Birds” from The Bop Fi’s album DON’T LOSE YOUR BEAUTY has words which have been written and spoken by me with music composed by Andrew Barker (Bruce Peninsula / Lake Vernon Drowning) and it […]
Was happy to do a little Q and A with Jason Schneider, discussing my new side project, The Bop Fi’s. We also touched a little bit on the follow up to my album “Early Riser” again produced and recorded by Michael Timmins to be released on Latent Recordings/Warner Music Canada. Read the article here: http://www.fyimusicnews.ca/articles/2016/12/01/five-questions-%E2%80%A6-jerry-leger […]
Hey folks, We’re having sales on everything in our online store located on the MERCH page. Early Riser CDs are $10, all other CDs $8, all VINYL is $15 each, SHIRTS are $15 and the DIGITAL ONLY mini-album The Good Old Days Are Back in Drag is only $5! Check ‘er out! http://jerryleger.com/merch/
Hey, Another side project that branched out of my band The Del Fi’s called The Bop Fi’s just released our debut album, “Don’t Lose Your Beauty”. It’s my poetry set to jazz, creating a real late night feel to it. Featuring musicians Jason Kenemy, Alan Zemaitis, Dan Mock, Julian Nalli, Andrew Barker, Kyle Sullivan, Aaron […]
Angie Hilts came by the studio and sang beautifully on a few songs. The recording of the next album is now finished and Mike Timmins is busy in mixing mode.
Hey folks, Excited to be part of The Songwriters Series hosted in Barrie this Tuesday night, Nov 15th at Donaleigh’s. Also on the bill is Russell DeCarle, Andrew Austin and Brett Caswell who also hosts the event. The show starts at 8pm, check out the TOUR page for more info. In other news, ‘Don’t Lose […]
Here’s a pic from today of Dan Mock adding backing vocals to some of the new tunes on the upcoming album.
Hey folks! For the last couple months I’ve been recording 1-hour shows called “Jerry’s Record Party” for http://www.castrosradio1.com which has been started by the bar, Castro’s Lounge, located in the east end of Toronto (also where we have a long running Thursday night residency). My radio show airs every Thursday night 7-8 EST time and […]
Hey folks, Wanted to let you know that we just had another couple great sessions with Mike Timmins, recording the follow up to 'Early Riser'. Still be a little while before it's released but we're definitely all very excited. In the meantime I'm doing some shows here and there but mainly just performances and activity […]
Hey folks! This Saturday night, I'll be playing at the Joy Bistro in Toronto, part of the Mill St. Brewery Lights Out event for Indie Week. It will be during Earth Hour, so I'll be playing unamplified. Starts at 8:30, 884 Queen St. E. In other news, we have some 'Jerry Leger & The Situation' […]
Hey folks, I'll be performing a special show this coming Wednesday at the great Leslie Jones Restaurant, 1182 Queen St. E. in the Toronto area of Leslieville. I'm also honored to have a pizza named after me at one of my favourite places to eat in the city. If you would like to make reservations […]
Hey folks, We're excited to back in the studio to start work on the follow up to 'Early Riser'. Michael Timmins is back in the producer's chair. Day 1 was sounding nice indeed.
All CDs, LPs and shirts are currently on sale until the end of the year in our online store. Just visit the MERCH page to find some deals. Happy holidays!
Hey folks, I'll be playing a great venue in Toronto called The Burdock this coming Wednesday December 9th. Doors are at 8:30 and my good buddy, Ben Somer from Hamilton will open the show at 9. $10 at the door or only $8 for advance tickets available here: http://burdockto.com/shows/?show=63 This venue is also known for […]
“Gals in these songs are either wanted for murder, a singer in a rock’n’roll band or a lover that has left him to cry alone”The Del Fi’s gets glowing review in Exclaim!
Hey folks, My other band, The Del Fi's have received some kind words from Exclaim! Magazine for our debut album, 'Crowd Pleaser' via Kerry Doole. Read the review here: http://exclaim.ca/music/article/del_fis-crowd_pleaser You can buy the album now at iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/crowd-pleaser/id1048907647 or Bandcamp! https://thedelfis.bandcamp.com/album/crowd-pleaser Also, if you're in the Toronto area, we are having a release show […]
My new project that I'm so happy to be part of, The Del Fi's, have just released our first album. 'Crowd Pleaser' is now available for download via iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/crowd-pleaser/id1048907647 or Bandcamp: https://thedelfis.bandcamp.com/album/crowd-pleaser It was recorded completely live off the floor in 10 hours and features a bunch of tunes that I wrote on the […]
Steam the whole Del Fi's debut record, 'Crowd Pleaser' before it's released! The Del Fi's is a band I started that includes many members(some you might know…) and we create music without rehearsal or a conversation, just see what spontaneous rock n roll we can come up with. I wrote most of the tunes right […]
Bringing a couple of the guys to Orillia this Saturday night! We're playing The Brownstone Cafe, doors at 9! Hope to see you there.
Was just thinking the other day about the album I made in 2008 and released around this time seven years ago called, 'You, Me & The Horse'. It was produced by co-founder of Skydiggers, Josh Finlayson and well respected Toronto musician Tim Bovaconti. This album was a fairly acoustic affair with it's initial inspiration being […]
Hey folks, take a look at our new video for "Cashing In", part of a series called 'Deli Sessions Live'. https://vimeo.com/138795255
Hey folks, just wanted to let you know that I'll be opening for some friends "Eli & The Strawman" tonight at The Dakota Tavern (249 Ossington Ave.) in Toronto. Doors at 9pm. Full Band – Jerry
Hey folks, 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 […]
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… […]
Hey folks, 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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Hey folks, A lot happening in our world with a bunch of Canadian dates, a split 7" with Graham Nicholas. The songs we recorded were specifically written for the project. More details to follow on that. Also, as part of Latent's "Under Cover" series, Cowboy Junkies offer up a version of Bob Dylan's "If You […]
Take a look at the new Southern Souls video for the title track of the current LP, 'EARLY RISER'. Filmed by Mitch Fillion. Share with a friend! [iframe]<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Aj_TNSoNcgk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>[/iframe] [HTML1]
Maurice Hope reviews 'Early Riser' in AmericanaUK, ends the review stating "Leger needs to get himself over here, sooner the better!". We're working on it. Read the whole article here: http://www.americana-uk.com/cd-reviews/item/jerry-leger-early-riser
I recently did a Q & A with Mitch Fillion at Southern Souls. Read it HERE: http://southernsouls.ca/small-talk-jerry-leger/ [iframe]<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/gUP6p_xr2Ew" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>[/iframe] [HTML1]
Thanks to Sean Moeller for listing me as "one of my favorite discoveries of the last week" recently in Paste Magazine! Go to the MERCH page for links to purchase 'Early Riser' on CD or LP. You can also download it via iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/early-riser/id849999915
Here's the 2nd edition of Latent Recordings Under Cover series. This month, Cowboy Junkies and Jerry Leger & The Situation cover two classic Neil Young songs. To get your FREE downloads, follow the link below and enter your email: http://undercover.latentrecordings.com/ This is part two of our newly launched Under Cover feature. Every month we be […]
Hey folks, I'll be doing an opening set for Doug Paisley and Jenny Whiteley tomorrow night at The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto. I'll be joined by James McKie on fiddle and Dan Mock on upright bass. Doors at 9pm and we're on a little after that. Saturday night, I'll be found at The Red Garnet. […]
Take a look at the brand new Southern Souls video for "One More Bad Penny" from the album, 'Early Riser' [iframe]<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/gUP6p_xr2Ew" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>[/iframe] [HTML1]
Recently did this Q and A with a friend of mine, Cam. Take a look…also note a clarification, I meant that I have been listening to Tom Paxton's first lp ("Ramblin Boy") AND "How Come the Sun". Both are worth checking out. http://fyimusicnews.ca/post/97859688097/a-conversation-with-jerry-leger
Happy to be alongside Daniel Romano (who also designed 'Early Riser'), Doug Paisley, Lindi Ortega, John Borra and Al Tuck in this great article written by Mike Sauve for Brooklyn, NY's Alt Citizen. Read it here: http://altcitizen.com/some-of-the-best-americana-music-actually-comes-from-canada/
Hey folks, Visit the MERCH page to order 'Early Riser' on glorious long playing Vinyl and while you're there, order an 'Early Riser' t-shirt! Order now and we'll throw in a cool 'Early Riser' button!
Hey gang, Were happy to be on our way to play at This Ain't Hollywood in Hamilton tonight. Doors are at 9 and only $6 to get in. We have some pals opening the show, Ben Somer and Dan Edmonds(of Harlan Pepper). Tomorrow, we'll be at The Dakota Tavern in Toronto to play an early […]
Hey folks, Had a fun time out East, saw some familiar faces and saw some new ones too. Now I'm back in Toronto but gearing up for Barrie this Friday night at The Clarkson Pub and Saturday night at The Brownstone in Orillia. Both dates will be with the band. Check out the TOUR page […]
Hey gang, Well, this Saturday I start a solo East Coast Tour beginnning in Montreal at Grumpy's! Check out the TOUR page for all the dates and I'll see you there, guitar and EARLY RISER in hand. We hope you enjoyed the video for "Nobody's Angel". Here's another Southern Souls video for you shot by […]
Wow, we had a grand time at our Toronto release show for 'Early Riser' held in The Horseshoe Tavern. Thanks to everyone who made it out! We also just released this brand new video for "Nobody's Angel". Filmed by Mitch Fillion for Southern Souls and engineered by Mike Timmins at the Junkies studio, The Hangar. […]
Well, Our hometown release show for Early Riser is this week, Thursday May 1st at The Horseshoe Tavern. We have some friends helping out, The Pinecones and Alanna Gurr. Come out and celebrate with us. Brad Wheeler had this to say in the Saturday edition of The Globe & Mail: "Early Riser offers 10 drawling, […]
Tonight marks the first show since the release of the new album, 'Early Riser' this past tuesday. We'll be in Guelph tonight at eBar along with Dear Sister and Alanna Gurr who is also celebrating the release of her new album. Show starts at 10.Tomorrow night we'll be in Ottawa playing at Zaphod's with our […]
Hey gang! Very excited to say that 'Early Riser' is now available to order or download on the music page. 'Early Riser' was produced, recorded and mixed by Michael Timmins, features my regular band The Situation (James McKie, Dan Mock, Kyle Sullivan) as well as Jeff Heisholt on organ (Trews, Peter Elkas, Skydiggers, Burt Neilson […]
Woke up this morning to find that NOW Magazine in Toronto has given Early Riser NNNN. "Early Riser is Jerry Leger's best album so far." Click on the link to read more. http://www.nowtoronto.com/music/story.cfm?content=197578 If you're in Toronto this Saturday, we'll be playing tunes from the new record at Sunrise Records(Yonge & Dundas) for Record Store […]
You can now stream the new album, Early Riser from start to finish on Exclaim! I won't say too much about it, see if you dig it: http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/jerry_leger-early_riser_album_stream Early Riser is produced by Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies and it's being released through their label, Latent Recordings/Fontana North. It features my regular backing band, 'The […]
We had a grand time playing pinball and playing some music as well. Stream or download 3 tunes we recorded live off the floor, 2 of which are songs off the new album Early Riser (out April 22nd). The session features regular 'Situation' Kyle Sullivan on drums and Aaron Comeau on bass(heard playing piano on […]
Hey gang, Dan and I are in the car and ready to play the first show of the tour, tonight in sudbury @ Speakeasy. Muuic starts at 10. Check out the tour page to see if we're hitting your town on this leg. http://latentrecordings.com/jerryleger/tour/
Hello friends, Welcome to the new home at Latent Recordings! The new album, "Early Riser" will be out April 22nd and here's a video for the lead off track, 'Factory Made' which is getting it's premiere today! [iframe]<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/QLQB5WT4avM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>[/iframe] [HTML1]