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Jerry Leger

Backroom@SpiritStore - 8PM Start - Free

Tue 16 May, 2023 | Doors 8:00PM | €0.00 + Booking Fee



Jerry Leger

“Jerry Leger has that spark in him that all the great songwriters have. He's the real deal.”

The Gently sardonic, arch wordplay and country-rock twang recall Nick Lowe."

Born in the mid-80s, singer-songwriter Jerry Leger came of age in the East End of Toronto. Surrounded by music from a young age, his grandfather first turned him onto Hank Williams. 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 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.
In 2005, a nineteen year old Leger cut his first independently released album. Since then, the prolific singer-songwriter has recorded10 additional albums under his own name, with the last 4 released via Cowboy Junkies' label, Latent Recordings.

Released in March of 2022, Jerry's album Nothing Pressing (produced by Michael Timmins) received positive notices in such music magazines as Uncut and Rolling Stone. Paired with such evocative lyrics are wonderfully crafted melodies, soulful vocals and the spirit and energy of a mature songwriter, comfortable in his skin and growing as an artist with every release. Leger and his band supported the album with a successful European and UK tour, before returning to Toronto for a packed hometown show at Paradise Theatre. This performance was captured on tape and film, resulting in the EP Live From Paradise released at the beginning of 2023.