Dates: May 7, 2012 to May 29, 2012
Location: The Magpie Taproom
Acclaimed alt. songwriter, Jerry Leger plays every Monday in May at the Toronto bar, The Magpie Taproom. Monday nights just became a little happier in the Leger camp. Every Monday night in May you will see us with our hair down and possibly sharing a drink with you and yours. Jerry Leger(vocal/guitar), Dan Mock(bass/vocal), Kyle Sullivan(drums/vocal) and special guest Aaron Comeau(guitar, surprises) JERRY LEGER Kerry Doole from Exclaim! on “Traveling Grey” This is the fourth album from hardworking Toronto, ON troubadour Jerry Leger, and it deserves to bring him wider recognition. He has flown a little under the Canadian roots scene radar, but has earned the respect of such peers as Ron Sexsmith, Fred Eaglesmith and Jim Lauderdale. The fact that he’s made an impact in Nashville and the South is revealing, likely attributable to his “old school” approach to songwriting. Not many young songsmiths can use a ’60s word like “babe” convincingly, but Leger can. His expressive vocals are always front and centre, though he’s more than ably accompanied by a fine band, including guitarist/album producer Tim Bovaconti (Sexsmith) and fiddler/multi-instrumentalist James McKie. Leger’s lyrics are imaginative, fusing folk and country elements seamlessly. There’s nice diversity to the tempos and tones. “Dreamer, Pretender,” the title track, and “Is He Treating You Good?” are primarily solo and acoustic, while “Whistling That Lonesome Tune” is built upon melancholy piano. By contrast, there’s a robust full band feel to “Truth is All Around You” and “John Lewis.” At 25, Leger clearly has a bright future ahead of him.

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