“Favorite Discoveries of the last week” – Paste Magazine

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

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Download Neil Young Covers by Jerry Leger & Cowboy Junkies!

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.
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http://undercover.latentrecordings.com/

 

 

This is part two of our newly launched Under Cover feature. Every month we be offer free downloads of two cover songs: one recorded by Cowboy Junkies and another recorded by a Latent artist. We are running this feature off of the Latent Recordings Facebook page. All you need to do is go to the page, click the Under Cover link and follow the prompts.

We recorded Cortez The Killer during the Early 21st Century Blues sessions. It fit in well with the album themes of war, violence, fear and greed that we were exploring on that album. It never made the final cut but, we always liked that it had the appropriate looseness that a song like this deserves. The guitars don't quite match up to Neil's and Pancho's, but brother John and I gave it the old college try and we had fun doing it…it was like we were back in our basement in Montreal playing air guitar as Zuma spun on the turntable. 

Jerry Leger and his band came in to The Hangar to record a few cover songs a couple of months ago. They have a hundred of them in their repetoire…literally. Wonderin is an obscure Neil song off of the Shocking Pinks rock n roll album that he released as a "fuck you" to Geffen Records back in the 80's. It's a great band doing a great version of a rarely covered song. I think that it sounds like an outake from Workingman's Dead…there is a great loping feel to it. this is what Jerry says about the song, "Wonderin' is just a good old fashioned rock 'n' roll song. It's hard to write one of those and make it work and I think Neil Young pulled it off even though it's a bit of a hidden tune. The chorus has fantastic lyrical rhythm and the song opens with a good line, "Been walking all night long, my footsteps made me crazy". 

If you don't have Jerry's latest release, Early Riser, please check it out and take a listen…I had the pleasure of producing it, it's a terrific album.

- See more at: http://latentrecordings.com/cowboyjunkies/#sthash.3Uv4OdCY.dpuf

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Opening for Doug Paisley tomorrow night! Then Peterborough on Saturday.

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. I'll be playing tunes with Andrew Barker of Bruce Peninsula on lap steel. Doors are at 10pm for that show. Check out the TOUR page for more info. Have a grand weekend!

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New Southern Souls video for “One More Bad Penny”

Take a look at the brand new Southern Souls video for "One More Bad Penny" from the album, 'Early Riser'

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Q & A with FYI Music News

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

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“Some of the best Americana Music Actually comes from Canada” according to Brooklyn’s ‘Alt Citizen’

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/

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Merch Store updated with ‘Early Riser’ Vinyl and Shirts!

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!

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Tonight in Hamilton / Tomorrow, early show @ The Dakota in Toronto!

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 show. We have very special guests, Josiah Johnson(of Sub Pop's The Head and the Heart) & Carleigh Aikins(who sings on the new lp, 'Early Riser'). It's also special for two reasons, it's their 1st Toronto show as a duo and it's our last 'Situation' full band show til the fall. Hope to see you there! Doors are at 7pm and only $5 to get yourself in!

-Jerry

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Coffee Shop Project June Pick of the Month! / Barrie & Orillia this weekend

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 for more info.

Also, I'm the June Pick of the Month for "Coffee Shop Project". When you stop by your favourite coffee shop in Toronto, pick up a free download card for 'To Let Me Go' from the new album!

Participating Coffee Shops

7th Sister Bakery
53 Roncesvalles Ave
www.facebook.com/pages/Seventh-Sister-Bakery/
www.twitter.com/7thsisterbakery

Arepa Cafe
490 Queen St. W
www.arepacafe.ca/
www.twitter.com/arepatoronto

The Black Canary Espresso Bar
61 Sherbourne St.
329 Yonge St
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Black-Canary-Espresso-Bar/
www.twitter.com/BlackCanaryCafe

Capital Espresso
1349 Queen St. W
www.blogto.com/cafes/capital-espresso-toronto
www.twitter.com/capitalspro

Dark Horse Espresso Bar
125 John St.
215 Spadina Ave
682 Queen St E
684 Queen St W
www.darkhorseespresso.com/
www.twitter.com/darkhorsecafe

The Drake Cafe
1150 Queen St. W
www.thedrakehotel.ca/dining/venues/cafe/
www.twitter.com/thedrakehotel

El Cafecito
3 Westmoreland Ave
www.blogto.com/cafes/el-cafecito-toronto

Ideal Coffee
84 Nassau St
162 Ossington Ave
www.idealcoffee.com
www/twitter.com/idealcoffee

Jimmy’s Coffee
107 Portland St
191 Baldwin St
www.jimmyscoffee.ca/
www.twitter.com/Jimmyscoffee

Lit Espresso Bar
221 Roncesvalles Ave
810 College St
www.litespressobar.com/
www.twitter.com/litespressobar

Niche Coffee and Tea Company
626 Queen St. W
www.nichecoffee.com/
www.twitter.com/nichecoffee

Saving Gigi
859 Bloor St. W
www.blogto.com/cafes/savinggigi

Snakes and Lattes
600 Bloor St West
www.snakesandlattes.com/
www.twitter.com/Snakesandlattes

Tequila Bookworm
512 Queen St. W
www.tequilabookworm.com/
www.twitter.com/tequilabookworm

Ze Ze Food and Drink
1704 Queen St. W
www.facebook.com/zezefoodanddrink
www.twitter.com/zezefoodndrink

As the Coffee Shop Project continues to grow we’re hoping to pick up fresh ears all across the country! Share the #CoffeeShopProject link with your friends, and don’t forget to tweet @CoffeeShopProj your CSP experience!

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New Southern Souls Video / Eastern Canadian Tour starts this Saturday!

 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 Mitch Fillion with sound by Michael Timmins at The Hangar. This one is 'Pretty Girl in an Ugly World'. It's rock 'n' roll. "Del Shannon blaring out of the old hi-fi"

 

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