Published Nov 06, 2012Having delved into folk and rock'n'roll over the years, Toronto songwriter Jerry Leger is preparing to release an album with his backing band the Situation. Some Folks Know is due out on November 13, and you can stream the whole thing ahead of its official release on Exclaim.ca.
Produced by Tim Bovaconti, the album features a team of backing players, including Ron Sexsmith on piano, plus a duet with Serena Ryder. A press release explains, "Even though Jerry has never sounded more assured as a writer as he does on Some Folks Know, the characters who populate the album seem dangerously unsatisfied, being pushed to the brink, if not already there."
Despite the volatile nature of his characters, the album features upbeat folk rock tunes packed with pedal steel, keyboard and harmonies. This follows the rock-oriented EP The Good Days Are Back in Drag. Take a listen below.
Meanwhile, Leger is currently on tour in Canada. See his schedule here.