First off, Happy New Year, thank you for keeping in touch and following along.
I’m starting 2024 with a big sale in my Bandcamp store. Until Jan 15th, everything (excluding the new album Donlands) is 40% OFF. Vinyl, CDs, posters and more plus all digital downloads/unlimited streaming. Have a browse down the aisles: https://jerryleger.bandcamp.com/
Well, that was a year! We started it off by recording what would become Donlands. Made in the old Donlands Theatre here in the east end of Toronto with legendary producer/engineer Mark Howard (Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams, Tom Waits, Neil Young), we were able to create this album that floats in its own world.
Released at the end of October, I was happy that folks were hearing the new record the way I did. It received great reviews in such publications as Uncut Magazine and Rolling Stone Germany, the latter included it in their “Best Albums of 2023”. During October & November, the band and I toured Europe in support of the album, with a bunch of festival and club dates, performing the album in its entirety. Upon our return to Toronto, I made my Massey Hall debut as part of a Last Waltz celebration, singing the Dylan portion. Less than two weeks later, we celebrated Donlands with a successful show at Massey’s new room, TD Music Hall.
Did you get a chance to listen to Donlands? https://jerryleger.bandcamp.com/album/donlands
Did you get a chance to watch the cool music videos we made for
“Three Hours Ahead Of Midnight”: https://youtu.be/Ozk01sCmBtA?si=aIMcP1Bc8mQAuQ1C
“You Carry Me”: https://youtu.be/yUce_vOnpOQ?si=C6W84EVqQCt4wCCa
In between recording and releasing Donlands, I put out a trilogy of digital-only EPs, Live From Paradise, Latent Uncovers & The Time Flew By. To coincide with these releases, I went on a great solo tour of Europe & the UK. These EPs are available in the Bandcamp store and part of the sale: https://jerryleger.bandcamp.com/music
Released on Christmas Day, listen to this beautiful version of “Nothing Pressing” that I recorded as a Music Buddy podcast exclusive with host Jane Gowan (on piano, accordion, vocals) and Tim Vesley (bass/percussion/guitar): https://ffm.to/nothingpressing
I’ll be announcing a bunch of shows this year, so I’ll keep in touch and you do the same!
All the best to all of you. Thanks for listening.