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 Band), Aaron Comeau on piano (Sam Cash, Dear Sister), Darcy Hepner (Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Tony Bennett) and a trio of female background singers in Carleigh Aikins (Bahamas), Tamara Lindeman (The Weather Station, Bruce Peninsula), Ivy Mairi (Bruce Peninsula). The wonderful album cover was designed by fellow songwriter, Daniel Romano.
It was fantastic working with Mike and I think we made a great little record.
NOW Magazine gave it NNNN and called it "the best album yet", while Exclaim! said:
"Credit should go to producer Michael Timmins (Cowboy Junkies), whose ear for rich melody and honest vocals is legendary in Canada's roots music circles (and beyond), for finding just the right sonic landscape for Leger's songs. After all, this is the man who, back in 1992, helped introduce a pretty obscure Texas singer-songwriter named Townes Van Zandt to Canadian audiences. Timmins knows singer-songwriters, is what I'm saying. In Leger, he's found one of Canada's best."
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