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A Conversation With Toronto-Based Singer-Songwriter Jerry Leger


Photo Credit: Laura Proctor.



Douglas McLean chats with Toronto-based singer-songwriter Jerry Leger, for his latest Sound Cafe Podcast, 'Backstage'.



You can listen to the entire interview and music HERE



Born in the mid-80s, singer-songwriter Jerry Leger came of age in the Upper Beaches area of Toronto. Surrounded by music from a young age, his grandfather first turned him onto Hank Williams, constantly playing the youngster a plethora of the honky tonk master’s great recordings. Although Williams’ voice came from another world in terms of time, geography, and class, Leger was intrigued by the ways that Williams’ songs told a story and often conjured up mysterious images in his head.

Other seminal influences were slowly added including John Lennon (and the Beatles), Bob Dylan, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Leonard Cohen, Elvis Costello, Neil Young, the Everly Brothers, Tom Waits, and Gordon Lightfoot.

Jerry Leger’s newest album, Nothing Pressing, released March 16th, 2022, is the best! Full of energetic and carefully crafted melodies and lyrics, Leger again displays why so many think he is one Canada’s great rock and roll artists, as well as a pre-eminent songwriter.


Jerry joined Douglas McLean in conversation about his career, songwriting approach and tour plans before his show on April 01, 2022 at Bracebridge Hall in Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada.

FEATURED SONGS:

Kill It with Kindness

A Page You've Turned

The Great Unknown

Have You Ever Been Happy?

Nothing Pressing

Survived Like a Stone

Wait a Little Longer


You can listen to the entire interview and music HERE



Website: jerryleger.com

Bandcamp: jerryleger.bandcamp.com/music

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jerrylegermusic

Spotify: open.spotify.com/artist