Great night at The ‘Shoe / New video for “Nobody’s Angel”

Wow, we had a grand time at our Toronto release show for 'Early Riser' held in The Horseshoe Tavern. Thanks to everyone who made it out! We also just released this brand new video for "Nobody's Angel". Filmed by Mitch Fillion for Southern Souls and engineered by Mike Timmins at the Junkies studio, The Hangar. Take a look and click on the link in the video to purchase the new album if you haven't already!



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Globe & Mail “Critic’s Pick” / Toronto Release show this Week! / More reviews coming in!

Our hometown release show for Early Riser is this week, Thursday May 1st at
The Horseshoe Tavern. We have some friends helping out, The Pinecones and Alanna Gurr.
Come out and celebrate with us.

Brad Wheeler had this to say in the Saturday edition of The Globe & Mail:
"Early Riser offers 10 drawling, sharply imagined songs…his voice would ring true
in any number of decades; the 2010's will do just fine."

Pick up a copy on Thursday or if you can't make it to the Toronto release, order Early Riser here:

Thursday May 1st
The Horseshoe Tavern
w/ The Pinecones & Alanna Gurr
370 Queen St. W.
Toronto, ON
8:30pm $10

Also, check out these very kind reviews from New Canadian Music and Cashbox Canada.

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Guelph Tonight and other upcoming full band shows!

Tonight marks the first show since the release of the new album, 'Early Riser' this past tuesday. We'll be in Guelph tonight at eBar along with Dear Sister and Alanna Gurr who is also celebrating the release of her new album. Show starts at 10.Tomorrow night we'll be in Ottawa playing at Zaphod's with our good friend Rey Sabatin Jr. You know him from The John Henrys who were signed to True North Records. Great songwriter and performer. The Ottawa show begins at 8pm. Saturday will see us in Peterborough at The Red Garnet. Nice little room, looking forward to it. 10pm.

If you're in and around Toronto, mark down May 1st. That will be our hometown release show at The Horseshoe Tavern. Joining us will be The Pinecones and Alanna Gurr. Doors at 8:30pm. Check out the TOUR page for more info.

In Guelph? see you tonight!!



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‘Early Riser’ now officially Available!

Hey gang!

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."

Order 'EARLY RISER' today!

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NNNN in NOW Magazine, Record Store Day and more Upcoming Dates!

Woke up this morning to find that NOW Magazine in Toronto has given Early Riser NNNN. "Early Riser is Jerry Leger's best album so far." Click on the link to read more.

If you're in Toronto this Saturday, we'll be playing tunes from the new record at Sunrise Records(Yonge & Dundas) for Record Store Day! We're on at Noon followed by Barenaked Ladies at 1pm. Also, we'll be selling and signing copies of Early Riser! Check out upcoming dates below:

April 19 – Toronto, Record Store Day @ Sunrise Records 12pm
April 24 – Guelph, eBar (band)
April 25 – Ottawa, Zaphod's (band)
April 26 – Peterborough, Red Garnet (band)
May 1 – Toronto, Horseshoe Tavern (band)
May 10 – Montreal, Grumpy's
May 13 – Fredericton, The Capital
May 14 – Halifax, The Carleton
May 15 – Sydney, Governor's
                                                                                                                                                       May 16 – St Andrews, Paddlefest (time TBA)                                                                                                                                     
May 17 – Truro, Split Crow
May 19 – Halifax, The Carleton
May 20 – Sackville, Bridgestreet Cafe
May 22 – Sackville, Jazz Guys
May 23 – St Andrews, Red Herring
May 24 – Moncton, Plan B
May 25 – Mount Stewart, Trailside Inn
June 6 – Barrie, Clarkson (band)
June 7 – Orillia, Brownestone (band)


Check out the tour page for more details



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Stream the new album, “Early Riser” on Exclaim! a week before its released!

You can now stream the new album, Early Riser from start to finish on Exclaim!
I won't say too much about it, see if you dig it:

Early Riser is produced by Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies and it's being released through
their label, Latent Recordings/Fontana North.
It features my regular backing band, 'The Situation' consisting of James McKie, Dan Mock and Kyle Sullivan.
The record also has Jeff Heisholt, Aaron Comeau, Darcy Hepner and a trio of background singers in
Carleigh Aikins, Tamara Lindeman, Ivy Mairi adding new textures to the music.
The album design and layout is by musician/artist, Daniel Romano.

Early Riser officially is available Tuesday April 22nd.


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A Good Ol’ Fashioned Pinball Session

We had a grand time playing pinball and playing some music as well. Stream or download 3 tunes we recorded live off the floor, 2 of which are songs off the new album Early Riser (out April 22nd).

The session features regular 'Situation' Kyle Sullivan on drums and Aaron Comeau on bass(heard playing piano on the new record).

Click on the link below:

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Tour begins today!

Hey gang,
Dan and I are in the car and ready to play the first show of the tour, tonight in sudbury @ Speakeasy. Muuic starts at 10. Check out the tour page to see if we're hitting your town on this leg.

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Watch the new video for ‘Factory Made’

Hello friends, 

Welcome to the new home at Latent Recordings! The new album, "Early Riser" will be out April 22nd and here's a video

for the lead off track, 'Factory Made' which is getting it's premiere today!


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