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New Southern Souls video for “Early Riser”

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

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!

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“Canadian singer-songwriter drenched in talent.” AmericanaUK review of ‘Early Riser’.

Monday, December 1st, 2014

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

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Small Talk with Southern Souls

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

I recently did a Q & A with Mitch Fillion at Southern Souls. Read it HERE:

http://southernsouls.ca/small-talk-jerry-leger/

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“Favorite Discoveries of the last week” – Paste Magazine

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

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!

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

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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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.

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

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”

Monday, October 27th, 2014

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

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

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’

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

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!

Monday, July 21st, 2014

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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