Following a successful first tour of Europe last year, Canadian Jerry Leger returns to the UK for a series of shows with Dan Mock on bass and Kyle Sullivan on drums – both players in Jerry’s band, The Situation. To coincide with the tour, Jerry has released a compilation titled ‘Too Broke To Die: A Retrospective … Continue reading “Jerry Leger and the Situation return to the UK”
Canadian singer-songwriter, Jerry Leger, is someone who has been on our radar since the release of his excellent double album, ‘Nonsense and Heartache’ which first came out in Europe on Michael Timmins’ label, Latent Recordings, in March 2018.
There are many adjectives you could use to describe Jerry Leger, but one word that immediately springs to mind is “prolific”. ‘Time Out For Tomorrow’, released on the 8th of November, is the 9th studio release from the talented Canadian since he turned 19 years of age, along with three more albums with his side projects, … Continue reading “Interview: Jerry Leger”
Smart lyrics: check. Characterful vocals: check. Masterful musicianship: check. Sublime songcraft: check. For many listeners, a Jerry Leger album is the very definition of Americana. Since his 2005 debut, Leger has been hugely prolific while managing a remarkably consistent quality in his output. ‘Time Out for Tomorrow’ is no exception, finding Leger and his band, … Continue reading “Jerry Leger “Time Out for Tomorrow” (Latent Recordings, 2019)”
Ahead of his UK and European tour with two members of his band, The Situation, Mark Underwood of Americana UK sat down with Canadian singer-songwriter, Jerry Leger to talk about the forthcoming shows and his latest release, the retrospective compilation, ‘Too Broke To Die,’ released to coincide with the tour dates.
Canadian Jerry Leger will be over in the UK soon with a new retrospective album ‘Too Broke To Die’, from which this excellent song is taken,accompanied by a new, intriguing and slightly disturbing video. Enjoy… UK Dates April 13 – Record Store Day at Music’s Not Dead, Bexhill 1pm – Record Store Day UK at … Continue reading “Video: Jerry Leger & The Situation “You Really Got It So Bad””
Although it isn’t even the end of April yet, here at Americana UK, there’s already fairly widespread agreement that the whole of 2018 is unlikely to throw up a better album than Jerry Leger and The Situation’s new record, ‘Nonsense and Heartache.’ For someone who’s only just turned 33, Canadian singer-songwriter, Jerry Leger, has already … Continue reading “Interview: Jerry Leger”
Canadian songsmith Jerry leger, a man who’s been described as “managing to channel the youthful vigour of Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Neil Young and Rick Danko, sometimes all within the same song” is set to release ‘Things Are Changing ‘Round Here’ which you can watch below (the video is rather lovely). It’s the first single to be … Continue reading “Things are changing for Jerry Leger – first UK tour next month”
Now in their third year, The Ramblin’ Roots Revue, one of the UK’s biggest weekends of Americana, roots and alt-country music (and there are a few of them now) have announced their line up which includes 40 acts from the across UK, USA, Canada, Ireland and mainland Europe. The full line up which takes place … Continue reading “Ramblin’ Roots Revue returns! Here’s the full line up”
Once upon a time we used to do a “Top 10” list of our favourite stuff from the last year, but we used to all fall out, on several occasions it came to blows and three ex-AUK staff are doing life sentences for killing other writers purely for their taste. So we moved to a … Continue reading “Americana UK writers pick their albums of 2018”