Toronto songwriter Jerry Leger is known for his steady output, and having not released anything new in 2013, he's now set to return with another LP. Early Riser will be out on April 22 through Latent Recordings, and its release will coincide with a heap of tour dates.
The record was produced by Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies. It finds Leger joined by his band the Situation — although the album is credited to Leger alone — plus a few other players like organist Jeff Heisholt (Burt Neilson Band, the Trews) and vocalists Tamara Lindeman (a.k.a. the Weather Station) and Ivy Mairi.
The tracklist is below. At the bottom of the page, listen to opening cut "Factory Made," which is a minor-key folk rock number.
Also below, see Leger's upcoming Canadian tour schedule, which will keep him busy for two months from late March to late May. Most of the dates are solo shows, but there are a couple of full-band gigs too.
Read our recent interview with Leger here.
1. Factory Made
2. Cashing In
3. Nobody's Angel
4. Got Myself a-Thinkin
5. To Let Me Go
6. Pretty Girl in an Ugly World
7. Bad Ole Dog
8. She Ain't My Woman and I Ain't No Woman's Man
9. One More Bad Penny
10. Early Riser
03/27 Sudbury, ON - Speakeasy
03/28 Sault Ste Marie, ON - Loplops
03/29 Thunder Bay, ON - The Apollo
03/30 Dauphin, MB - Bruce's Firehouse
04/01 Red Deer, AB - The Hideout
04/03 Lethbridge, AB - The Slice
04/04 Calgary, AB - Palomino
04/05 Edmonton, AB - Blackdog
04/06 Banff, AB - Elk and Oarsman
04/07 Jasper, AB - Whistle Stop
04/08 Canmore, AB - Good Earth
04/09 Coleman, AB - Blackbird
04/10 Saskatoon, SK - Village Guitars
04/11 Winnipeg, MB - Times Change(d)
04/12 Kenora, ON - Bijou
04/13 Thunder Bay, ON - The Apollo
04/24 Guelph, ON – The EBar
04/25 Ottawa, ON - Zaphod's *
05/01 Toronto, ON - The Horseshoe *
05/10 Montreal, QC - Grumpy's
05/14 Halifax, NS - The Carleton ^
05/23 St Andrews, NB - The Red Herring
05/24 Moncton, NB - Plan B
05/25 Mount Stewart, PE - Trailside Inn & Cafe
* full band
^ with the Meds