Our new AUK supporters playlist is out today – win tickets to see Jerry Leger live

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Our new playlist of the best new Americana we’ve heard over the last month is out later today exclusively for AUK supporters which includes new tracks by Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Alejandro Escovedo, Icarus Phoenix, Alan Doyle, JJ Grey & Mofro and Lawrence Rothman with Amanda Shires among others – basically we trawl through the best Americana we’ve heard recently so you don’t have to – and if you’re one of our supporters, this month you can win tickets to see Canadian singer-songwriter Jerry Leger who makes a much-anticipated return to the UK with his band The Situation for shows next month, giving audiences the first opportunity to savour live tracks from his acclaimed new album “Donlands”.

As Toronto’s music scene has grown in stature on the world stage, singer/songwriter Jerry Leger has been making his own significant contributions. all the while maintaining a long relationship with Cowboy Junkies as part of their Latent Recordings roster, with their songwriter/guitarist Michael Timmins often serving as producer. On new album “Donlands” Leger teamed up with Canadian producer/engineer Mark Howard (Lucinda Williams, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Neil Young), whose trademark atmospheric sound adds an entirely new dimension to Leger’s approach. Named after the street in Toronto’s East End where it was recorded, in what once was the Donlands Theatre, the album certainly presents him in a new light. Here are those dates:

May 15 – Union Music Store, Lewes, UK.
May 16 – Railway Inn, Winchester
May 17 – Wood Festival, Oxford
May 18 – Artisan Tap, Stoke-On-Trent
May 19 – St. Mary’s Creative Space, Chester*
May 20 – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
May 21 – Glad Cafe, Glasgow
May 22 – Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham
May 23 – Cluny 2, Newcastle
May 24 – The Chapel @ Angel Microbrewery, Nottingham
May 26 – The Castle Hotel, Manchester*
May 27 – Green Note, London

Tickets to all shows are available now via this link, and you can become an AUK supporter from just £2 a month – head here for details.

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