Published Oct 02, 2012It's been less than a year since Toronto folkie Jerry Leger earned our approval with his rock'n'roll-oriented turn on The Good Days Are Back in Drag, and now he's preparing for his next album and tour. The fall, he will play a string of Canadian shows, in addition to putting out Some Folks Know on November 13.
Produced by Tim Bovaconti, this new 12-track collection is credited to Jerry Leger & the Situation. It features Canuck songwriting icon Ron Sexsmith on piano, plus a duet with Serena Ryder called "All Over Again."
A press release notes that "the characters who populate the album seem dangerously unsatisfied, being pushed to the brink, if not already there." Get a taste of the disc's folk-rocking sound by streaming the twangy, Sexsmith-featuring opening cut "Den of Sin" at the bottom of this page.
Scroll past the tracklist to see the schedule for Leger's upcoming tour of Canada's eastern half.
Some Folks Know:
1. Den of Sin
2. When the Master Calls
3. Don't You Fret
4. All Over Again
5. Old Soldier
6. Midnight Ride
7. Pass the Time
8. Picture of You, Picture of Me
9. Filthy Mouth
10. If You Run Away
11. Motel Letter Blues
12. Fair Skinned Girl
10/30 Montreal, QC - Divan Orange
11/1 Fredericton, NB - Capital Complex
11/2 Moncton, NB - Plan B
11/3 Mount Stewart, PEI - Trailside Cafe
11/4 Charlottetown, PEI - Baba's Lounge
11/6 Halifax, NS - The Carleton *
11/7 St. Andrew's, NB - The Red Herring
11/8 Quebec City, QC - Cafe Babylone
11/10 Ottawa, ON - Zaphod's
11/21 Toronto, ON - The Great Hall
11/22 Hamilton, ON - This Ain't Hollywood
11/28 Oakville, ON - Moonshine Café (solo set)
11/30 Collingwood, ON - The Casbah
12/14 Guelph, ON - Jimmy Jazz
* with Romi Mayes