JERRY LEGER SHARES NEW VIDEO, ANNOUNCES TWENTY-ONE DATE INTERNATIONAL TOUR IN SIX DIFFERENT COUNTRIES

WATCH AND SHARE “HE’S THE LONELY ONE NOW” HERE

DOUBLE-ALBUM, NONSENSE AND HEARTACHE, OUT NOW VIA LATENT RECORDINGS IN CANADA AND LATENT/PROPER IN EUROPE

EUROPEAN TOUR HITS TWENTY ONE CITIES IN SIX DIFFERENT COUNTRIES BEGINNING APRIL 5

CANADIAN TOUR BEGINS MAY 4

"...an album with many potential favourite songs, so romantic and bold, so full of energy and nostalgia, just like its creator." - Rolling Stone

“...it's clear that Nonsense and Heartache is a no-nonsense affair through
and through.” - Exclaim!

“...the striking duality of the album features the textures of a bold, bluesy electric sound in Nonsense simmered by the raw, subdued acoustics of Heartache.” - Spill Magazine

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PHOTO CREDIT : Laura Proctor // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES

Jerry Leger released his recent double LP, Nonsense And Heartache to much acclaim in Canada. Exclaim! said “...it's clear that Nonsense and Heartache is a no-nonsense affair through and through,” while Spill Magazine noted “the striking duality of the album features the textures of a bold, bluesy electric sound in Nonsense simmered by the raw, subdued acoustics of Heartache.”

Nonsense And Heartache is now available in Europe and the UK, and receiving considerable airplay on the BBC, while Rolling Stone (Germany) claims it to be "...an album with many potential favourite songs, so romantic and bold, so full of energy and nostalgia, just like its creator, while the ." Next month Leger will travel abroad to support the record with a string tour dates before returning home to Canada for a Spring tour throughout Ontario and Easter Canada. Full tour dates can be found below.

To celebrate the album’s launch overseas, Leger is sharing the video for “He’s The Lonely One Now”, shot live in The Fox Theatre in Toronto.

WATCH AND SHARE “HE’S THE LONELY ONE NOW” HERE

Nonsense And Heartache is equal parts primal rock and roll, and raw, confessional balladry. The separation between the two is evident by the album’s title, and it is in fact two distinct collections of songs presented on two slabs of vinyl. In many ways, Jerry Leger’s artistic path has been leading up to this ambitious display of both sides of his musical personality, fueled by countless nights playing in clubs and bars with a loyal band equally committed to keeping rock and roll’s original flame burning.

Employing his distinctive live-off-the-floor recording approach on Nonsense And Heartache, producer Michael Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) focused on capturing the chemistry between Leger and his core musicians: multi-instrumentalist James McKie, bassist Dan Mock, and drummer Kyle Sullivan, along with guest vocalist Angie Hilts. The ragged-but-right results perfectly complement Leger’s tales of characters on the fringe, attempting to unravel life’s mysteries.

Leger describes the album himself by saying, “Mike Timmins came up with the idea of doing a double album, but it’s really two different records – Nonsense and Heartache – packaged into one. He had the idea to record one album as electric, bluesy, dirty rock and roll, with James and I on electric guitars, Dan on electric bass and Kyle bashing away. The other album was intended to be more of a singer/songwriter record with me on acoustic guitar or piano, James on fiddle or lap steel, Dan on upright and Kyle using brushes and percussion. So, it’s not an ego trip for either of us. It just felt like it made more sense to put them together, plus the fact that neither is overly long, just about 35 minutes each.”

WATCH AND SHARE “BIG SMOKE BLUES” HERE
WATCH AND SHARE “THINGS ARE CHANGING ‘ROUND HERE”
WATCH AND SHARE “FORGED CHECK” HERE

JERRY LEGER ON TOUR

03/30 Ottawa, ON - Irene's* ^
03/31 Toronto, ON - Burdock* ^
 

EUROPEAN AND UK TOUR
04/05 Solingen, DE - Altes Stellwerk*
04/06 Cologne, DE - Cafe Lichtung*
04/08 Venlo, NL - Down By The River Festival*
04/08 Asten, NL - Het Spektakel*
04/09 Groningen, NL - O'Ceallaigh*
04/10 Leiden, NL - Q Bus*
04/12 Berlin, DE - Prachtwerk*
04/13 Norderstedt, DE - Music Star*
04/14 Wredenhagen, DE - Cafe Scheune*
04/17 Malmo, SWE - Folk A Rock*
04/18 Oslo, NO - Cafe Mono*
04/19 Halden, NO - Siste Reis*
04/20 Ringebu, NO - Arnemoen Gard*
04/21 Skebobruk, SWE - Skebopuben*
04/22 Dundalk, IRE - Spirit Store*
04/24 Belfast, IRE - The Black Box Green Room*
04/25 Glasgow, UK - Hug and Pint*
04/26 Durham, UK - Old Cinema Launderette*
04/27 Manchester, UK - The Eagle Inn*
04/28 Winchester, UK - The Hyde Tavern*
04/29 London, UK - Come Down and Meet The Folks*

CANADIAN TOUR
05/04 Napanee, ON - Starstop Concert Series at Ellena's +
05/11 Bass River, NS - Bass River Hall +
05/12 Berwick, NS - Union Street Cafe +
05/13 Halifax, NS - The Carleton + with Dennis Ellsworth
05/14 Wolfville, NS - Paddy's +
05/15 Antigonish, NS - The Townhouse  +
05/16 Moncton, NB - Plan b +
05/17 St. Andrews, NB - Paddlefest +
05/18 Mount Stewart, PEI - Trailside Cafe & Inn +
05/19 Saint John, NB - Pepper's Pub +
05/20 Breadalbane, PEI - The Dunk +
05/25 Belleville, ON - Caper's +
05/26 Ottawa, ON - Pressed +
06/15 Thornbury, ON - Bruce Wine Bar
06/16 Gravenhurst, ON - Sawdust City
06/17 Kitchener, ON - TWB Brewery (afternoon show)
06/22 Montreal, QC - Grumpy's +
06/23 Kemptville, ON - South Branch Bistro +

*full band
^ double bill with Hundred Pacer
+ double bill with Graham Nicholas


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JERRY LEGER REVEALS NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR “FORGED CHECK”

 

WATCH AND SHARE “FORGED CHECK” HERE

DOUBLE-ALBUM, NONSENSE AND HEARTACHE, OUT NOW VIA LATENT RECORDINGS

CANADIAN TOUR CONTINUES IN AUGUST

“...it's clear that Nonsense and Heartache is a no-nonsense affair through
and through.” - Exclaim!

“...the striking duality of the album features the textures of a bold, bluesy electric sound in Nonsense simmered by the raw, subdued acoustics of Heartache.” - Spill Magazine

“This album speaks to a lifetime of experience pondering the depths of Townes Van Zandt lyrics and listening to lost Dylan tapes. Whether racing down a desert highway on a shimmering afternoon or drinking whiskey under an old Budweiser neon, Nonsense and Heartache will be your perfect companion.” - Hard Rock RPM

“The only problem with these albums is trying to decide which to play first.” - Bob Mersereau

PHOTO CREDIT : Laura Proctor // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES

Today, acclaimed songwriter Jerry Leger is sharing the new lyric video for “Forged Check” from his latest record, Nonsense And Heartache, out now via Latent Recordings. Of the song, Leger says, “I really dig the band dynamics on this one, especially the guitar interplay during the instrumental section between James McKie and I. I wrote the song very quickly one night, I like the line ‘had to run away from the circus and be a clown without their crutch’.”

WATCH AND SHARE “FORGED CHECK” HERE

Jerry Leger is currently on the home stretch of a cross Canada tour. He returns to Toronto next week with his band, The Situation, before continuing on to Montreal and Trenton. Full tour details can be found below.

Nonsense And Heartache is equal parts primal rock and roll, and raw, confessional balladry. The separation between the two is evident by the album’s title, and it is in fact two distinct collections of songs presented on two slabs of vinyl. In many ways, Jerry Leger’s artistic path has been leading up to this ambitious display of both sides of his musical personality, fueled by countless nights playing in clubs and bars with a loyal band equally committed to keeping rock and roll’s original flame burning.

Employing his distinctive live-off-the-floor recording approach on Nonsense And Heartache, producer Michael Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) focused on capturing the chemistry between Leger and his core musicians: multi-instrumentalist James McKie, bassist Dan Mock, and drummer Kyle Sullivan, along with guest vocalist Angie Hilts. The ragged-but-right results perfectly complement Leger’s tales of characters on the fringe, attempting to unravel life’s mysteries.

Leger describes the album himself by saying, “Mike Timmins came up with the idea of doing a double album, but it’s really two different records – Nonsense and Heartache – packaged into one. He had the idea to record one album as electric, bluesy, dirty rock and roll, with James and I on electric guitars, Dan on electric bass and Kyle bashing away. The other album was intended to be more of a singer/songwriter record with me on acoustic guitar or piano, James on fiddle or lap steel, Dan on upright and Kyle using brushes and percussion. So, it’s not an ego trip for either of us. It just felt like it made more sense to put them together, plus the fact that neither is overly long, just about 35 minutes each.”

WATCH AND SHARE “THE BIG SMOKE BLUES” HERE

WATCH AND SHARE “THINGS ARE CHANGING ‘ROUND HERE”

JERRY LEGER ON TOUR
08/09 Toronto, ON - The Horseshoe Tavern
09/08 Montreal, QC - Casa Del Popolo
09/09 Trenton, ON - Old Church Theatre

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JERRY LEGER SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR “THINGS ARE CHANGING ‘ROUND HERE”

WATCH AND SHARE THE STOP MOTION ANIMATED VIDEO FOR “THINGS ARE CHANGING ‘ROUND HERE”

DOUBLE-ALBUM, NONSENSE AND HEARTACHE, OUT NOW VIA LATENT RECORDINGS

CANADIAN TOUR CONTINUE THIS WEEK - FULL TOUR DATES BELOW

“...it's clear that Nonsense and Heartache is a no-nonsense affair through
and through.” - Exclaim!

“...the striking duality of the album features the textures of a bold, bluesy electric sound in Nonsense simmered by the raw, subdued acoustics of Heartache.” - Spill Magazine

“This album speaks to a lifetime of experience pondering the depths of Townes Van Zandt lyrics and listening to lost Dylan tapes. Whether racing down a desert highway on a shimmering afternoon or drinking whiskey under an old Budweiser neon, Nonsense and Heartache will be your perfect companion.” - Hard Rock RPM

“The only problem with these albums is trying to decide which to play first.” - Bob Mersereau

Acclaimed songwriter Jerry Leger is currently making his away across Canada supporting his recently released double album, Nonsense And Heartache. As the scenery changes from Canadian shield to open prairies to majestic Rockies for Leger while on tour, so to does the new video for “Things Are Changing ‘Round Here”, the first cut from Heartache side of the double LP.

In the stop-motion animated video, “pasted drawings move across a real space to tell a story of transformation and human connection," says Artistic Director Shannon Gerard. Leger claims the initial idea for “Things Are Changing ‘Round Here” came about “looking around where I grew up. Things change in other aspects too, so the song touches on different things, different environments."

WATCH AND SHARE “THINGS ARE CHANGING ‘ROUND HERE”

Out now via Latent Recordings, Nonsense And Heartache is equal parts primal rock and roll, and raw, confessional balladry. The separation between the two is evident by the album’s title, and it is in fact two distinct collections of songs presented on two slabs of vinyl. In many ways, Jerry Leger’s artistic path has been leading up to this ambitious display of both sides of his musical personality, fueled by countless nights playing in clubs and bars with a loyal band equally committed to keeping rock and roll’s original flame burning.

Employing his distinctive live-off-the-floor recording approach on Nonsense And Heartache, producer Michael Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) focused on capturing the chemistry between Leger and his core musicians: multi-instrumentalist James McKie, bassist Dan Mock, and drummer Kyle Sullivan, along with guest vocalist Angie Hilts. The ragged-but-right results perfectly complement Leger’s tales of characters on the fringe, attempting to unravel life’s mysteries.

Leger describes the album himself by saying, “Mike Timmins came up with the idea of doing a double album, but it’s really two different records – Nonsense and Heartache – packaged into one. He had the idea to record one album as electric, bluesy, dirty rock and roll, with James and I on electric guitars, Dan on electric bass and Kyle bashing away. The other album was intended to be more of a singer/songwriter record with me on acoustic guitar or piano, James on fiddle or lap steel, Dan on upright and Kyle using brushes and percussion. So, it’s not an ego trip for either of us. It just felt like it made more sense to put them together, plus the fact that neither is overly long, just about 35 minutes each.”

WATCH AND SHARE “THE BIG SMOKE BLUES” HERE

WATCH AND SHARE “TROUBLED MORN” LYRIC VIDEO HERE

PHOTO CREDIT : Laura Proctor // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES

JERRY LEGER ON TOUR
06/02 Vankleek Hill, ON - The Windsor Tavern
06/03 Ottawa, ON - Irene's
06/07 Winnipeg, MB - Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club ^
06/08 Portage La Prairie, MB - Cafe On Prince ^
06/09 Dauphin, MB - Bruce's Firehouse House Show ^
06/10 Saskatoon, SK - The Underground^
06/11 Calgary, AB - The Ironwood ^
06/12 Edmonton, AB - The Needle (early show) ^
06/13 Prince George, BC - House Show ^
06/14 Horsefly, BC - House Show ^
06/15 Kelowna, BC - Fernando's ^
06/17 Vancouver, BC - The Wise Hall & Lounge ^
07/21 Thornbury, ON - Bruce Wine Bar
07/22 Collingwood, ON - Crow Bar And Variety
08/09 Toronto, ON - The Horseshoe Tavern
09/08 Montreal, QC - Casa Del Popolo
09/09 Trenton, ON - Old Church Theatre
*  solo
^ duo

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