Jerry Leger & The Situation
"Hums to the tune of possible legendary
status." -RH, Maverick Magazine
"Canadian singer-songwriter drenched in talent. Leger
needs to get himself over here, sooner the better!"
- Maurice Hope, Americana UK
At heart, Canadian singer-songwriter Jerry Leger is
driven by a quest to convey in his own manner the purity
embedded in the grooves of the vintage rock, country
and blues recordings he so dearly loves. This trait
attracted support from fellow singer/songwriters like
Doug Paisley, Jim Lauderdale, Ron Sexsmith (who has
called him "one of the best songwriters I've heard
in quite some time")and his staunchest ally, producer
and label head Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies, who
signed Jerry to his label, Latent Recordings in 2013.
He has been called "one of Canada's best"
by Exclaim! and a "gifted storyteller" by
The Toronto Star. His latest release, 'Nonsense and
Heartache' is a 2-record set showcasing the two major
musical sides of him. The idea was sphere headed by
Timmins with 'Nonsense' displaying Leger's rock 'n'
roll and bluesy grit while 'Heartache' is a more folk-roots-melodic
expression. Employing his distinctive live-off-the-floor
recording approach on 'Nonsense And Heartache', Timmins
focused on capturing the chemistry between Leger and
his incredible longtime band: multi-instrumentalist
James McKie, bassist Dan Mock and drummer Kyle Sullivan,