I’m so happy to announce my next studio album Donlands, out October 27th on Cowboy Junkies’ label, Latent Recordings/Warner Music Canada/Proper Music. It’s produced by legendary Grammy Award winning producer/engineer, Mark Howard (Lucinda Williams, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Courtney Marie Andrews).
You can pre-order Vinyl (including limited edition Brown Vinyl), CDs and listen to the first single “Three Hours Ahead Of Midnight” here: https://eek.lnk.to/JLTHAOM
Donlands was recorded at Gold Standard Recorders, located in the old Donlands Theatre in Toronto. I wanted to make an album that floated in a similar dimension as The Flamingos 1950s version of “I Only Have Eyes For You”. I also wanted to get that atmosphere Mark achieved on beautifully records he helped make such as Bob Dylan’s Time Out Of Mind and World Without Tears by Lucinda Williams. To read more about Donlands, check out the new bio written by Jason Schneider: http://jerryleger.com/about/
If you’re reading this in time and are in the Toronto area, we’ll be playing a surprise show tonight (Aug 23) 7pm-10pm at The Only Cafe, appropriately located at Danforth & Donlands. We thought it would be fun to celebrate the album announcement by performing the record from start to finish! It’s casual, PWYC and limited space available.
We made a video for “Three Hours Ahead Of Midnight” at the historic Imperial Pub in Toronto. It was beautifully filmed, directed and edited by Mitch Fillion.
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